Academy Driving Instructor

Hassell has over seven years of driving instructor experience. Since 2011, he has taught well over 4,000 hours to hundreds of teens and adults throughout the Bay Area. Hassell grew up in the Willow Glen area of San Jose and attended UC Santa Cruz, studying in American Latino Studies. Jack of all trades, Hassell has excelled in many fields and passions including working in IT, as a freelance writer, and photographer. A passionate trainer with strong empathy and a specialty in working with students who have anxiety driving. Hassell is also bilingual and fluent in Spanish.


RECENT REVIEWS for Driving Instructor Hassell
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I took lessons with Hassell, passed my behind-the-wheel test with an excellent score. He is amazing driving instructor. (6/29/2019)

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I had a very positive experience with Bay Area Driving Academy! Carrie and Hassell are fantastic instructors and their valuable guidance helped me pass the driving test on the first attempt. The lessons were really fun and I would definitely recommend this driving school. (5/29/2019)

Joel T
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I took my second and third driving lessons with the Bay Area Driving Academy, with Carrie and Hassell respectively. Both were excellent instructors and pointed out mistakes both to improve my driving in general and to help me pass my driving test. I found my third lesson, with Hassell, especially helpful, and he went through a few mock tests to help me prepare for the test, emphasizing issues like coming to complete stops and making exaggerated head turns. I passed my test on the first try and am very glad that I used this company for my required lessons. (5/9/2019)

Kiran G. (Palo Alto)
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I had a great experience with Bay Area Driving academy. I took a few lessons plus the test day assistance package. Carrie and Hassel were my instructors and I must say they are pretty good at what they do. If you are nervous about the driving test I recommend Hassel’s test preparedness course where he will put you through the DMV test, complete with the DMV test scoring sheet just like the real thing. By the way, happy to report that I passed in my first attempt. (4/3/2019)

Nish Kumar (Sunnyvale)
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I had never driven in the past, I took several classes with Hassell and felt really confident and prepared at the exam (which I passed!). Excellent teacher and very professional. (4/4/2019)

Quentin (Santa Clara)

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