Echelon Driving School

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800-446-7234

203 W Evesham Rd

Voorhees, NJ

08043

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Mon 09:00 AM-04:00 PM;Tue 09:00 AM-04:00 PM;Wed 09:00 AM-04:00 PM;Thu 09:00 AM-04:00 PM;Fri 09:00 AM-04:00 PM;Sat 09:00 AM-12:00 PM

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I wish I had read reviews about the Echelon Driving School before calling them to teach my teenage daughter to drive. She is 17 and had never had experience behind the wheel. The instructor (Mr Mattel) made her first driving experience living hell, to the point that she does not want to know anything about driving anymore.
He never explained the basics to her, lost his patience from the every beginning, was very rude all the time and kept yelling at her instead of calmly correcting her.
On one particular street she was driving at 23 mph in a 25 mph zone and he yelled at her that she was holding the traffic. When she increased the speed he told her in a very rude manner that she was going to get a ticket.
All in all, it was an awful, traumatic experience for my daughter. Unfortunately I knew all the details after I had given him the check and he was long gone from my driveway.
If you want a good advice, avoid this school at all costs. It will save you much more than just money.

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★☆☆☆☆

I wish I had read reviews about the Echelon Driving School before calling them to teach my teenage daughter to drive. She is 17 and had never had experience behind the wheel. The instructor (Mr Mattel) made her first driving experience living hell, to the point that she does not want to know anything about driving anymore.
He never explained the basics to her, lost his patience from the every beginning, was very rude all the time and kept yelling at her instead of calmly correcting her.
On one particular street she was driving at 23 mph in a 25 mph zone and he yelled at her that she was holding the traffic. When she increased the speed he told her in a very rude manner that she was going to get a ticket.
All in all, it was an awful, traumatic experience for my daughter. Unfortunately I knew all the details after I had given him the check and he was long gone from my driveway.
If you want a good advice, avoid this school at all costs. It will save you much more than just money.

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For the life of me, I cant understand how a professional driving school like Echelon would allow the instructors to smoke while giving lessons to kids. Really???? Very unprofessional. Go somewhere else.

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For the life of me, I cant understand how a professional driving school like Echelon would allow the instructors to smoke while giving lessons to kids. Really???? Very unprofessional. Go somewhere else.

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DO NOT GO TO ECHELON! My 16-year-old daughter attended Echelon Driving School to fulfill her 6-hour permit requirement. She is a senior in high school, so she took Driver's Ed in school about two years ago. In addition, she had never, under any circumstance, previously driven. Thus, she was an absolute beginner when we signed up with Echelon.

Her first instructor, Ken, did not teach her how to properly operate the car and had her drive on major roads at speeds of 45+ mph, even though she felt very uncomfortable driving. Moreover, he harassed her about her driving throughout the process; I understand constructive criticism (it's necessary), but verbal abuse is another story. Thinking that it was simply a fluke, we called and arranged for a new driving instructor.

Allan arrived for the next appointment and seemed much more personable. However, he had an ashtray overflowing with cigarettes and SMOKED DURING HER LESSON! TWICE! I was appalled, but since he at least had not made my daughter terrified of driving and we only had 2 more hours left, I looked the other way. However, before our next (and final) appointment, Allan fell ill. So, we were once again assigned a new instructor.

This new instructor (whose name I cannot recall) was awful. I met him outside and spoke to him before her lesson in order to confirm timing and such. He immediately started shouting (yes, literally shouting) at her about the adjustment of the steering wheel and seat, even as I stood there. After I left, things flew downhill.

He immediately began to lash out at her at every single thing that she did, even things as simple as adjusting the rear view mirror. She is an inexperienced driver and was having trouble turning the old, broken-down vehicle* towards the road and accidentally moved into the center of our quiet street. Instead of calmly and professionally remediating the situation, he shouted: "Get your car over to the other side, lady!"

They continued for about 100 feet, with him yelling continuously at her, until she said, "I don't feel comfortable driving right now. I would like to return home, please." Shock and anger filled his face as he demanded to know why. Reluctant to criticize his style of teaching, she simply said, "I just don't feel comfortable. Can I please go home?" He was (for some unbeknownst reason) seething with anger and tersely told her to leave the car and to get into the passenger side. She did so and he turned car around towards our home, telling her that he was going to have a serious talk with me about her driving.

Just as they had turned around, I drove past them. My daughter, in the passenger seat waved to me (I now realize to flag me down). I waved back, thinking that she was saying hi. The instructor honked at me and pointed vigorously to the curb. I then understood and got out of the car to speak with him. He began to disparage my daughter: "This girl has a serious problem. She is absolutely irresponsible. What she doesn't understand is that she needs to take responsibility for her driving. This young lady seems to think that it's okay to drive in the left lane and endanger everyone on the road!"

At that point, my daughter left the vehicle and ran to mine. I continued to listen to the instructor belittle and berate my daughter for her supposed awfulness. When he was finished, I took back the check that I had just given him and drove home with my daughter, who was shaking and crying throughout the ride home.

Now, it is important to understand that my daughter is *not* an irresponsible person. She volunteers every week, has volunteered in an overseas orphanage, teaches dance, takes riding lessons, does chores, scored perfectly on her standardized tests, and has received several full-ride scholarship offers from universities.

Is she an inexperienced driver? Yes. Does she want to "endanger everyone on the road?" No. She just wanted patient and competent driving instruction. Echelon Driving School did not provide that. We will be taking our business elsewhere.

*Note: I have no bias against old vehicles, as long as they are usable. I myself have a 1990 car.

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★☆☆☆☆

DO NOT GO TO ECHELON! My 16-year-old daughter attended Echelon Driving School to fulfill her 6-hour permit requirement. She is a senior in high school, so she took Driver's Ed in school about two years ago. In addition, she had never, under any circumstance, previously driven. Thus, she was an absolute beginner when we signed up with Echelon.

Her first instructor, Ken, did not teach her how to properly operate the car and had her drive on major roads at speeds of 45+ mph, even though she felt very uncomfortable driving. Moreover, he harassed her about her driving throughout the process; I understand constructive criticism (it's necessary), but verbal abuse is another story. Thinking that it was simply a fluke, we called and arranged for a new driving instructor.

Allan arrived for the next appointment and seemed much more personable. However, he had an ashtray overflowing with cigarettes and SMOKED DURING HER LESSON! TWICE! I was appalled, but since he at least had not made my daughter terrified of driving and we only had 2 more hours left, I looked the other way. However, before our next (and final) appointment, Allan fell ill. So, we were once again assigned a new instructor.

This new instructor (whose name I cannot recall) was awful. I met him outside and spoke to him before her lesson in order to confirm timing and such. He immediately started shouting (yes, literally shouting) at her about the adjustment of the steering wheel and seat, even as I stood there. After I left, things flew downhill.

He immediately began to lash out at her at every single thing that she did, even things as simple as adjusting the rear view mirror. She is an inexperienced driver and was having trouble turning the old, broken-down vehicle* towards the road and accidentally moved into the center of our quiet street. Instead of calmly and professionally remediating the situation, he shouted: "Get your car over to the other side, lady!"

They continued for about 100 feet, with him yelling continuously at her, until she said, "I don't feel comfortable driving right now. I would like to return home, please." Shock and anger filled his face as he demanded to know why. Reluctant to criticize his style of teaching, she simply said, "I just don't feel comfortable. Can I please go home?" He was (for some unbeknownst reason) seething with anger and tersely told her to leave the car and to get into the passenger side. She did so and he turned car around towards our home, telling her that he was going to have a serious talk with me about her driving.

Just as they had turned around, I drove past them. My daughter, in the passenger seat waved to me (I now realize to flag me down). I waved back, thinking that she was saying hi. The instructor honked at me and pointed vigorously to the curb. I then understood and got out of the car to speak with him. He began to disparage my daughter: "This girl has a serious problem. She is absolutely irresponsible. What she doesn't understand is that she needs to take responsibility for her driving. This young lady seems to think that it's okay to drive in the left lane and endanger everyone on the road!"

At that point, my daughter left the vehicle and ran to mine. I continued to listen to the instructor belittle and berate my daughter for her supposed awfulness. When he was finished, I took back the check that I had just given him and drove home with my daughter, who was shaking and crying throughout the ride home.

Now, it is important to understand that my daughter is *not* an irresponsible person. She volunteers every week, has volunteered in an overseas orphanage, teaches dance, takes riding lessons, does chores, scored perfectly on her standardized tests, and has received several full-ride scholarship offers from universities.

Is she an inexperienced driver? Yes. Does she want to "endanger everyone on the road?" No. She just wanted patient and competent driving instruction. Echelon Driving School did not provide that. We will be taking our business elsewhere.

*Note: I have no bias against old vehicles, as long as they are usable. I myself have a 1990 car.

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I called Echelon Driving School for my daughter, I remembered them from many years ago when I first began driving. I spoke with the president Chuck after I called several schools for price quotes, and quickly decided to use Echelon. Chuck assured me the instructor we would have had been with him for many years. She was patient and very nice, and my daughter loved her. She gave my child confidence, and I was impressed how much my child learned since she had previously only been behind the wheel of a car once. I would easily recommend Echelon to anyone wanting to learn how to drive. It's been 30+ years since I learned and things have changed greatly, but Echelon had all the correct information I needed to fully understand the new rules and regulations with motor vehicles and my insurance company.

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I called Echelon Driving School for my daughter, I remembered them from many years ago when I first began driving. I spoke with the president Chuck after I called several schools for price quotes, and quickly decided to use Echelon. Chuck assured me the instructor we would have had been with him for many years. She was patient and very nice, and my daughter loved her. She gave my child confidence, and I was impressed how much my child learned since she had previously only been behind the wheel of a car once. I would easily recommend Echelon to anyone wanting to learn how to drive. It's been 30+ years since I learned and things have changed greatly, but Echelon had all the correct information I needed to fully understand the new rules and regulations with motor vehicles and my insurance company.

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While the instructor we used was very friendly, the same can not be said for the person that answers the phone.
I found him rude and abrupt. He was completely misinformed about what is and is not an excused lateness.
Check with your school before listening to him. I would have saved my child a lot of grief.
Live and learn

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While the instructor we used was very friendly, the same can not be said for the person that answers the phone.
I found him rude and abrupt. He was completely misinformed about what is and is not an excused lateness.
Check with your school before listening to him. I would have saved my child a lot of grief.
Live and learn

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The instructors were patient and competent. They take you all over the area, and different types of roads, and highways for a varied experience. The hours are flexible and can be fit into your schedule. You can adjust the number of on the road hours scheduled for the day. They will bring you for the test

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★★★★☆

The instructors were patient and competent. They take you all over the area, and different types of roads, and highways for a varied experience. The hours are flexible and can be fit into your schedule. You can adjust the number of on the road hours scheduled for the day. They will bring you for the test

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SInce New Jersey has passed the law that 16 yo's must have 8 hours of driving with a certified instructor in order to qualify for their learning permit - finding a good school to start your child out in their driving is very important .

We called several schools and settled with Echelon .

We were very pleased- My son had a very nice and friendly woman who was a very good teacher but also put him at ease as the first time driving can be very nervous for a teen - especially with a stranger .
They took him for his eye test and once he was done his hours delivered his permit to our mailbox for us .
Cost was maybe 25$ more than other places but i feel that his teacher was so good i would have been happy to pay 50$ more if we had to .
When my 14 yo needs to start out her driving skills we will be calling Echelon driving school again .

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★★★★★

SInce New Jersey has passed the law that 16 yo's must have 8 hours of driving with a certified instructor in order to qualify for their learning permit - finding a good school to start your child out in their driving is very important .

We called several schools and settled with Echelon .

We were very pleased- My son had a very nice and friendly woman who was a very good teacher but also put him at ease as the first time driving can be very nervous for a teen - especially with a stranger .
They took him for his eye test and once he was done his hours delivered his permit to our mailbox for us .
Cost was maybe 25$ more than other places but i feel that his teacher was so good i would have been happy to pay 50$ more if we had to .
When my 14 yo needs to start out her driving skills we will be calling Echelon driving school again .

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