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.


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I signed up for an international relocation course. I found the course to be valuable, and Hassell, the driving instructor provided concise, clear, and helpful feedback to prepare for the California practical test. I have now passed the exam and have a California license. Thanks! 12/9/2018

Akash A. (San Jose)
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I took driving lessons from instructor Hassel in November 2018. I registered for the suggested 3 lesson adult driving course as well as the test day assist course.
I had not had any driving practice since five years earlier, but Hassel was able to get me to feel comfortable on the road during the first lesson already. He pointed out my mistakes in a calm and helpful manner which helped me quickly correct them.
The third lesson happened in spite of moderate rainfall which helped further improve my confidence in driving.
I would highly recommend both the 3 lesson course as well as the test day assist course.
Thanks to Hassel, I passed my driving test at San Jose Alma DMV 🙂 12/4/2018

Matej K. (San Jose)
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one of the best services i went to. my trainer was Hassell, one of the very nice guys, very knowledgeable and hell of a trainer. Taught me really well. truly a 5 star service this one 🙂 12/2/2018

Jovin M. (Santa Clara)
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I took lessons with Instructor Hassell. I definitely recommend Instructor Hassell to all driving students. He is a very professional driving instructor. He puts a lot of effort in making sure you understand the situation, and make correct driving decisions. He would provide great feedback and tips while you are driving and tries hard to make sure you fix your driving mistakes and weak points. He not only teaches you skill to pass the test, but goes beyond to make sure you learn SAFE driving techniques. I really appreciate how much effort the instructor Hassell puts toward his students. 11/28/2018

Grace H. (Cupertino)
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Met with Hassell. He was cool, calm, and very informative about how to be a more effective driver. I think it was a smooth first lesson. I feel more confident about driving thanks to his instruction. Thanks Hassell. 9/25/2018

Michael M. (San Clemente)

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