First Time Driving Academy

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  • 23312 Maple Valley Hwy # F

    Maple Valley, WA 98038

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  • 425-432-9045

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All these people are stupid. Dan (Driving Instructor) is really nice and try's his hardest to teach and create great drivers.

5 out of 5!

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All these people are stupid. Dan (Driving Instructor) is really nice and try's his hardest to teach and create great drivers.

5 out of 5!

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We heard about the problems they were having at 1st-time with poor instruction and high turn over so my husband and I sent our child along with her friend to the Maple Valley Community Center where a driver's ed class is taught by another School. It's less expensive. closer than 5 miles away--it's just on Witte by Lake Wilderness, and the instructors are trained school teachers with advanced degrees. A much better return on our investment. Check out northstardrive com for info on the company.

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We heard about the problems they were having at 1st-time with poor instruction and high turn over so my husband and I sent our child along with her friend to the Maple Valley Community Center where a driver's ed class is taught by another School. It's less expensive. closer than 5 miles away--it's just on Witte by Lake Wilderness, and the instructors are trained school teachers with advanced degrees. A much better return on our investment. Check out northstardrive com for info on the company.

Pros: 2 classes a month

Cons: too many videos no class discussion pricey bad instruction "punitive" interaction with sensitive teenagers

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Apparently, all you need to start a driving academy is to buy six folding tables, 15 folding chairs, and a DVD player with a TV. Tell your students to bring their own pens, or you'll charge them for one (for rent, not purchase).

Buy some instruction videos from the 80's, and have your "instructor" press play, then sit down and do nothing. After the video is over, hand them a 7th generation photocopy and have them make their own questions and answers.

When your instructors fail to show up for the drive, have your excuses ready, such as "uhh, I think you were supposed to be here at 1pm", or "the instruction car broke down", or "we heard that the school was in lockdown, so we figured you wouldn't show up".

Had I known this before hand, I would have driven my child another 30 miles to a different driving school. The next closest one is only about 5 miles away though. Absolutly horrible experience.

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Apparently, all you need to start a driving academy is to buy six folding tables, 15 folding chairs, and a DVD player with a TV. Tell your students to bring their own pens, or you'll charge them for one (for rent, not purchase).

Buy some instruction videos from the 80's, and have your "instructor" press play, then sit down and do nothing. After the video is over, hand them a 7th generation photocopy and have them make their own questions and answers.

When your instructors fail to show up for the drive, have your excuses ready, such as "uhh, I think you were supposed to be here at 1pm", or "the instruction car broke down", or "we heard that the school was in lockdown, so we figured you wouldn't show up".

Had I known this before hand, I would have driven my child another 30 miles to a different driving school. The next closest one is only about 5 miles away though. Absolutly horrible experience.

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Apparently, all you need to start a driving academy is to buy six folding tables, 15 folding chairs, and a DVD player with a TV. Tell your students to bring their own pens, or you'll charge them for one (for rent, not purchase).

Buy some instruction videos from the 80's, and have your "instructor" press play, then sit down and do nothing. After the video is over, hand them a 7th generation photocopy and have them make their own questions and answers.

When your instructors fail to show up for the drive, have your excuses ready, such as "uhh, I think you were supposed to be here at 1pm", or "the instruction car broke down", or "we heard that the school was in lockdown, so we figured you wouldn't show up".

Had I known this before hand, I would have driven my child another 30 miles to a different driving school. The next closest one is only about 5 miles away though. Absolutly horrible experience.

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Apparently, all you need to start a driving academy is to buy six folding tables, 15 folding chairs, and a DVD player with a TV. Tell your students to bring their own pens, or you'll charge them for one (for rent, not purchase).

Buy some instruction videos from the 80's, and have your "instructor" press play, then sit down and do nothing. After the video is over, hand them a 7th generation photocopy and have them make their own questions and answers.

When your instructors fail to show up for the drive, have your excuses ready, such as "uhh, I think you were supposed to be here at 1pm", or "the instruction car broke down", or "we heard that the school was in lockdown, so we figured you wouldn't show up".

Had I known this before hand, I would have driven my child another 30 miles to a different driving school. The next closest one is only about 5 miles away though. Absolutly horrible experience.

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It seems the new owners of this school only care about the money rolling in and not about teaching. Our oldest took the class when it was Quality driving and barely finished because the school was under investigation by the state. Our daughter recently took the class after her friends had it the summer of 07 but they have so many instructors driving and no one really teaching, just handing out written work to do for 2 hours straight in class. Kelsy got her certificate but we wished we would have waited for a class at school or the community center.

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It seems the new owners of this school only care about the money rolling in and not about teaching. Our oldest took the class when it was Quality driving and barely finished because the school was under investigation by the state. Our daughter recently took the class after her friends had it the summer of 07 but they have so many instructors driving and no one really teaching, just handing out written work to do for 2 hours straight in class. Kelsy got her certificate but we wished we would have waited for a class at school or the community center.

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