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
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)
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)
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)
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)
Dear BADA Team, I had my 3rd behind-the-wheel lesson with Erin and I just wanted to say that I absolutely loved it! The experience was extremely helpful and I’d definitely recommend BADA to my peers. If there was a follow-up survey, I’d rate you guys 5/5. 2/24/2019
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