Academy Driving Instructor

Armenia comes to Bay Area Driving Academy with several years of training experiences as both a swim instructor and a dance school coordinator. Having worked with people of all ages and background, she is well-experienced in helping others master a new skill. Prior to her training experiences, Armenia was proudly serving our country as a communications and navigation technician for the U.S. Marine Corps. In addition, Armenia also holds an Associate of Arts degree in General Education from San Jose City College. Adding another level of safety, she is also CPR & First Aid certified. Armenia is often described as honorable, adaptable, and very patient.


RECENT REVIEWS for Driving Instructor Armenia
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It was easy to sign up and the reminder system by email before each class was very helpful. My daughter took 3 sessions with Armenia and loved it. Armenia was very punctual, professional, and friendly. She helped my daughter feel comfortable and confident behind the wheel pretty quickly. BTW, we misplaced the Certification of Completion of Driving Lessons a few days before the driving test. I emailed on the weekend and Vanessa from driving school replied early on Monday to help out for the replacement, but fortunately we found the document and didn’t need it. Bay Area Driving Academy is the BEST!!! Oh and my daughter passed the test the first time at San Mateo DMV known to be tough with driving tests. (8/9/2020)

Thoa van Seventer
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My teenager Kai, just finished his third Teen Driving lesson with BADA. Armenia has been a great instructor for him. She is kind, patient and knowledgeable with everything he needs to be a successful and confident driver. Kai really enjoys her teaching. My son has a few more months to practice with his permit and we really like the a la carte classes that you can sign up for. He is taking a few extra lessons, since Armenia is such a great teacher and he really enjoys learning with her. Also, as a parent, every time he comes home from a 2-hour lesson, he is truly a better driver and I can relax more when I’m teaching him in the car. When he gets closer to his DMV test, we signed him up for that specific 2 hr lesson with BADA to prepare him for a successful outcome. (8/19/2019)

Jen L. (Mountain View)
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I chose a custom-tailored course with BADA to improve my driving after moving here from the Midwest. I was very fortunate to have Armenia as my instructor. She was extremely patient and offered real-time feedback throughout the course. She was very observant and pointed out many areas I need improvements in. She shared a lot of practical tips on driving in the Bay Area. Her explanations helped me identify my bad habits and start forming good ones. In my opinion, this course was 100% worth the investment. Thanks! (8/6/2019)

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Armenia is an amazing Instructor. I have had her for 2 lessons and I went from having no driving experience at all. I felt comfortable with her and she could always take control when necessary. She would pinpoint my mistakes and would tell me how to fix them and how to prevent the mistake. Armenia is all about accuracy. Her goal is to make everyone feel comfortable with driving and allow is to pass the test. It really helps that she is confident with being the instructor and she is very passionate about her job. She would always ask me questions to make sure I was scanning the road to find the speed limits and any other important information. I feel like I am prepared for my DMV test and I will be using her to prepare for it more. I was given good advice and I will be recommending her to all my friends who are in need of professional lessons! (7/29/2019)

Holly Deck
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Went from zero to driving license with the help of BADA. I never learnt to drive before because the places that I used to live in before didn’t really require a car. But you really need a car in the Bay Area. I chose BADA mostly through scouring of reviews on yelp. I’ve had classes with Erin, Armenia, Hassell, Carrie, and Amelia. In my first few classes (I had a few classes with Driversed, so I did have some experience), Erin helped me get comfortable with driving in general and we also did some mountainside driving as well as freeway driving. She kept reminding me on speed limits and helped me considerably with lane changes on the freeway. Armenia is very particular about accuracy and she will pinpoint whenever you make a mistake. This really aided me in maintaining speed limits and getting better at backing. She also took a lot of mock tests before my first test (which I unfortunately didn’t pass (I made a wrong turn and stopped in the middle due in part to the morning sun glare which I hadn’t experienced before)).
I started my second round of classes with Carrie to fix the mistakes made in the first test. She took me around the vicinity of the test location to fix some of my errors such as bad left turning lane turns, slowing down on turns in general, and not looking through any intersections you pass. Hassell re-iterated on some of these errors and helped improve my turns with some mountainside driving as well as paying attention to the pedestrians during residential driving. He is one of the best instructors of the school though he can be a little overwhelming at the start. Later on, he sent me numerous references and videos, to further my understanding of different dangerous situations and how not to get into them. I worked on slow turns with Amelia even more and we practiced a lot of turns which really helped in the end. After all these classes and practice, I finally passed my 2nd test and am now waiting for my permanent driving license in the mail. Thank you so much BADA!! (3/16/2019)

Mayank S.

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