Driving Academy Instructor

Academy Driving Instructor Erin comes to us with 16 years of teaching experience in various capacities including classroom and driver training. A background in education and child development, Erin has worked with thousands of students of all ages and background. She has been a state-licensed driving instructor for 5+ years earning over 35 five-star Yelp Reviews from various driving schools. Patient, hard-working, and knowledgeable are frequently used to describe Erin’s talent as an amazing educator. Erin is also a Bay Area native, she was born and raised in San Jose, CA. Erin also has lots of Bay Area pride – she is a huge A’s and Niners fan!


RECENT REVIEWS for Driving Instructor Erin
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I never learned to drive as a teenager, but decided it was finally time to get my license after years of putting it off. I was pretty nervous when I first started taking lessons and had barely driven outside of a parking lot. With the help of many of the Bay Area Driving Academy instructors, I feel I can now comfortably drive almost anywhere (including freeways!). In particular, many thanks to Erin and Hassell for helping fine-tune my trouble areas (turning and lane-changing) and getting me to a place where I could pass that DMV test – our lessons were so enjoyable and valuable! I just got my official license in the mail (woohoo)! (8/1/2019)

Lillian C. (Palo Alto)
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Stellar team, so kind and so helpful with me
thank you Carrie and Erin

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Our daughter passed her driving test last week thanks to BADA instructor Erin Young! Before her first lesson she was very hesitant to even try, had no desire to drive and was convinced that she will never be a good driver but after one lesson with Erin – she loved it! in a few month our youngest daughter will be practicing for her driving test and we’ll be asking for Erin’s help again! (4/15/2019)

Yelena M. (San Jose)
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I took my lessons with Carrie, Erin, and Hassell and they are amazing! I had my initial lessons with Carrie. She’s super patient, knows how to boost your confidence and cultivate your driving skills.
Lessons with Erin and Hassell are super fun! They refined my driving skills a lot, made me very confident to drive on freeways and I got my license in the first try!
It was my first time ever to be in the driver’s seat and I am glad I had amazing instructors to guide me! I would recommend people to listen and try to understand and follow the small driving tips all three of them give you – it makes you a better driver.
I am going to miss driving with you guys but we’ll be in touch 🙂 (4/4/2019)

Pooja G
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I took two lessons with Bay Area Driving Academy. One was with Teresa and the other was with Erin. Since I had a bitter experience with another school, taking driving lessons with these two ladies was just amazing. I brushed up my driving skills with Teresa right before my driving test and I practiced driving on the highway with Erin to boost my confidence in driving. Both of them were very positive and happy ladies and gave me exactly what I needed. Wonderful school. If you were thinking of trying to save by choosing another school, forget it. Even if this school could be a little more expensive than other schools, you won’t regret your choice. Don’t make the same mistake I made of trying another school! (3/13/2019)

Myko A.

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