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Over the summer I contacted
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to take driving lessons, with the goal of getting my license by the end of the summer. I was definitely VERY happy with the service I got from everyone at
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. The communication was prompt and professional and I was quickly able to schedule my first session. I was at first a little bit nervous because of the price, but you are definitely paying for better quality with this school because you are getting actual driving lessons, as opposed to just hours of experience driving a car.
My instructor was Adeel, who was very personable. He was very calm even when I made mistakes, which definitely helped me not to feel nervous when driving. At the same time, there was still a big emphasis on safety. Also, from the very first lesson he was reviewing basic driving skills with me – things that experienced drivers
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’t think about, but newer drivers would
struggle with. He didn’t make any assumptions about what I did or didn’t know, which was helpful to me. When I did something right he would tell me, and when I did something wrong he would explain how to correct the problem in the future.
Also, I told him that my goal was to take the road test by the end of the summer, and he worked with that goal in mind throughout the 5 sessions.
After my 5 sessions were over, I continued to practice for the road test for about 2 more weeks. After that, I went to take the road test, and I passed on the first try – and this was well before the summer was over!
Overall, I was very impressed with how professional both Adeel and the people I spoke with on the phone/emailed were, and I was also impressed with the amount of instruction I received in just 5 sessions. In 5 sessions with Adeel, I had enough skills to take the road test. I would highly recommend this school to adults who are trying to learn to drive, need help with the basic driving skills, and who
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’t feel like wasting time and money with driving schools that really
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’t care whether you succeed.
- Deanna K.
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My daughter had tried to master driving, but had anxiety about driving in general coupled with a less than great experience with another driving school a year earlier. She wanted to drive but everything about it confused and panicked her.
I was referred to
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by a family friend. From the first phone call to discuss what
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could do to help til the very last lesson, our experience was terrific. My daughter had her confidence back in the first lesson. Her instructor was Adeel
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and he was excellent. He put her at ease in the car, and she said he was reassuring throughout the lessons. He provided exceptionally detailed observations of her driving skills, and developed an individualized plan for her. She was the only student in the car -- not crammed in with others for hours at a time. Her lessons began and ended on time, and each time I could see the growth in her skills and confidence. At the end of her first set of lessons, he again offered a detailed observation of her skills with suggestions for additional lessons to strengthen her ability as a driver.
She ended up doing a total of 9 lessons -- 5 for the first round, and then an additional 4. We got a returning customer discount. Most important: his guidance was correct. She agreed that she did need the extra lessons to fine tune her driving and to feel comfortable on the road. Most importantly, she passed her drivers test.
Not every driver learns the same way -- some need one-on-one instruction to fit their learning style. Exceptional customer service and a great experience.
- Eugenia F.
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They told my wife she needed additional lessons before she took the driving test. I agreed to pay extra for those lessons. Now they will not schedule the lessons. I have called and left messages. Sent email to the Fishers location and the school owners. They never respond.

I would not recommend this school to people who English is their second language.
- John B.
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I contacted ADS with a very tight schedule to have my sons complete the course before they started college.
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got right back to me and said he could do it.
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even got the boys back early on their Mother's birthday.
The sons completed the course in 8 days taking Sunday off. They now have their license. They were happy
with course and felt it helped their driving.
- Robert T.
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Great driving program. My son learned a lot and the instructor he had was excellent. The cost is high but in the end I think it was well worth it. I really liked that when you called their number you got an actual person to talk to about the program. They are one of the few that I found did this. I liked that the class was two days instead of just one - and they brought in a truck driver to talk about trucks and cars on the road together. That was excellent information for new drivers. I was very pleased with
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's program and would highly recommend to others.
- Maureen O.
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My son
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just completed The AA drivers school course. Before I add my comments on Angie’s list, I wanted to pass on some comments/suggestions which might help improve your service in the future. First your office staff made the paper work, scheduling, DMV process easy! They answered all my questions and gave very helpful tips for navigating through the DMV process. I had to reschedule 2 drives and once again, my phone call was promptly returned and the drives were rescheduled hassle-free.
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had 5 drives with “
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” which went very well.
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spoke calmly, gave directions, instruction, helpful suggestions and boosted his confidence.
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received one c on the first drive then 4 B’s on the other drives with the 4th drive comment ...”ready for driver’s test.” After the drives I would take
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out driving in the evening and he would work on
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’s suggestions.
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was confident and driving well...then he had his 5th drive with
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...a disaster drive! First they entered a new, larger car
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had never driven and tried to adjust the seat.
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was quite irritated and yelled at
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for not knowing how to adjust the seat! Then
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gave directions,
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followed, then would be abruptly, rudely told the task was done wrong and he would be flunked....for example,
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stopped at a white line at a stop sign...then not having clear vision he advanced up past the white line to see oncoming traffic, then turned...and was told he would flunk,
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tried to explain or ask what to do...and was cut off...no,no you would flunk. Then during part of the drive
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started answering text messages, then talked on the phone.
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tried not to listen in on the casual conversation but
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would shout out directions in the middle of the phone conversation...”change
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.” Then he got off the phone, yelled at
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more told him one more mistake and he would flunk him...have
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pull over, he would drive back to the school and make
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pay $30.00 for a repeat lesson!!!!! Wasn’t
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suppose to be giving a lesson...not giving a test!
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should not have been on the phone having casual conversations during the short 50 minute drive. If
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changed
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incorrectly, wouldn’t it have been better to suggestion trying the task again with some suggestions for improvement? How could
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give
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“B’s” say he was ready for the test then
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give
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a D- ??? Was
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wrong or
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? Having driven with
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during the 3 weeks I would say
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was rude, impatient and simply a poor teacher. The consequence was
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’s bad grade then gave
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a C in the class and he cannot take the test ahead of time. Also just when
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and I were guessing
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must have been having a bad day,
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ran into another student who casually asked how his drive went.
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simply said...”It did not go well.” He quickly responded, “Oh, you must have had
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!” So obviously
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has been the same poor instructor to other students also. His reputation precedes him. The office staff was wonderful. Thank you
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for your excellent instruction and suggestions for improvement.
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I am glad
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only had one drive with you and suggest you stop threatening the students and instruct them or find a new job.


- Mariann B.
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First i wanted the real scoop on driving schools so I called KS Dept of Transportation in Topeka to find a good school. Their director of something to do with driving education recommended
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because all the instructors were either police officers or high school teachers. And that was the only school they recommended.
So I enrolled my now 21 year old. It is scheduled for 2 full days plus 8 hours of driving time which is scheduled by the student. Easy. I had some experience with driving schools with my step kids in another state and the instructors were not professional and didnt really teach anything. I have to say that with the first kid, the classes went well, he was enthusiastic, and they finished the driving part in a month.
With my second kid who is 17 now, I found that he learned a lot. He has some attention deficits and isn't really a great student but he came home from this 8 hour class and talked for an hour of all the cool things he learned. They had a truck driver and a cop give some practical tips and stories and they had him engrossed. He
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comes up with a driving stat or tip every now and then that he learned that I had never heard before. It was impactful, professional and well run and my kids got a lot out of it.
I highly recommend BTW and have given their name to many friends.
- Marilee H.
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The provider structures their pricing so that if you do not wish to continue after the first lesson, you have already spent half of the total cost of 4 lessons ($180 - 90 minutes). The instructor took my inexperienced daughter into heavy traffic on the first day. Communication is difficult and seems unorganized.



- Mike A.
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This is a very unreliable company that I will never recommend nor do business with again.
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, had been highly recommended by 2 friends who had used him to teach their teenagers to drive. I met him at my friend's house one day and got his card - he wrote his cell phone number down and told me to call to set up an appointment. Well, I called and left several messages which weren't returned. Finally, I called the school itself, and made an appointment, with the man who answered the phone, for
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to take my son out. He was apparently very busy and the appointment was for 3 weeks in the future.
About 15 minutes before the appointment, we got a call from a woman who said she was on her way to give my son his lesson, but where did I live? I explained that
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was supposed to be doing the lesson. She didn't seem to have a clue. I asked her to have someone from the company call me. No one did, so I finally called. They apologized - said something about
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not knowing who we were so they scheduled it with someone else - REALLY??? Of course he didn't know us! We were new clients! They told us he could give our son a lesson in 3 days time (suddenly he has time?) We accepted and
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showed up for the appointment on time. It was supposed to be a 2 hour lesson - it ended up being 1-1/2 hours. We scheduled another appointment for a week and a half away - and he wrote it down on the receipt he gave me. I subsequently referred
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to a friend, and he took out her son with no problems.
Today was supposed to be the second lesson and
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never showed up. I've called his cell phone several times and left messages which have not been returned. I called the main number, which just rings and rings - not even an answering machine. This company is extremely unprofessional and unreliable, and I will never recommend them again.
- BARBARA S.
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I am very happy with the services provided by
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. The instructor was great! My daughter was pleased with him and I was pleased. He was very professional, very kind, respectful, courteous, just great character and always keep me abreast of my daughter's performance. I very much recommended their services to anyone.
- Pauline D.
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A US Driving School

37053 Cherry St Suite
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2398 19TH AVE
San Francisco, CA

ALLIED DRIVING SCHOOL

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822 FRANKLIN ST
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Concord, CA

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283 4th St
Oakland, CA

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First Defense Driving School

15824 Apollo Heights Ct
Saratoga, CA

Foo Bar

San Francisco, CA

Forward Driving School

2900 Gordon Ave
Santa Clara, CA

Geico

Chesapeake, VA

Go-Green Driving School

Castro Valley, CA

Golden Stars Driving School

25 Ward Ct #13
Daly City, CA

GUARDIAN ANGEL DRIVING SAFETY SERVICES

526 3rd Street
San Rafael, CA

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21001 San Ramon Valley Blvd
San Ramon, CA

NEW METHOD DRIVING SCHOOL

3824 PIEDMONT AVE
Oakland, CA

Premier Driving School

830 Stewart Drive Suite #150 ,CA 94085
Sunnyvale, CA

Safestway Driving School

1133 Bont Ln
Walnut Creek, CA

SAN FRANCISCO DRIVING SCHOOL

275 6th Ave Ste 108
San Francisco, CA

SILICON VALLEY DRIVING SCHOOL

7280 BLUE HILL DR
San Jose, CA

STANFORD DRIVING SCHOOL

3960 EL CAMINO REAL
Palo Alto, CA

TEAM Driving School

3262 S Airport Way
Stockton, CA

WILLIAM DRIVING SCHOOL

1441 FRANKLIN ST
Oakland, CA
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