Testimonials

5 Stars

Magda

The 5 hour class was very interesting and informative. Also, the staff is very friendly and accommodating when it comes to setting up driving lessons. Rose was the best instructor!! She made me feel very comfortable and gave me the confidence that I needed on the day of the road test. I passed on the first try! I'm very happy and so glad I picked Island Driving School. It was a pleasant experience. Thank you so much!

5 Stars

Maire

Island driving school is awesome and highly recommended. A special thanks for instructor Bob, he is really great on giving the five hour class, he goes over every tiny thing you need to know for driving safe, everything you need to know for the road test, and what you should & shouldn't do for the road test. I truly recommend instructor Mike for driving lessons, and also taking him for your road test, he is very friendly and patient and professional. I had my road test yesterday and i passed from the first time, i was so HAPPY

5 Stars

Ryan

Thank you for everything you did to help me pass my road test. Mike was very excellent and taught me how to do everything i needed for the test. i would definitely recommend him to any of my friends who want to take lessons

5 Stars

Crista Ceribello

Absolutely wonderful driving school experience! I went in to sign up for lessons a couple months ago after nearly a decade had passed since a failed drivers ed experience in school. I told them that I was an incredibly nervous driver, and they paired me up with Lenny. This morning, I passed my road test and I know it was all because of Lenny's teaching skills. He is calm, he will explain everything patiently and clearly, and he doesn't get frustrated if he has to repeat things or if you mess up. Aside from being great at teaching, he is also a wonderful motivator. I wasn't quite sure I was making the right decision when I signed up for lessons, but he assured me that I was more than capable of becoming a competent and safe driver, and increased my confidence in myself and my driving ability. Definitely go here for your driving lessons and request Lenny as your teacher!

5 Stars

Vera

Great driving school with excellent staff and instructors. I finally over came my fear of driving and I finally passed my road test. Thank you so much.

5 Stars

Elisabet Chow

I passed my road test on first try! I was very nervous and scared at first since I needed my license in such a rush. Bob's 5 hour class is very informative. He is very experienced and you will actually learn many things. Michael is a great driving instructor! He is very patient and encouraging and pays a lot of attention to you. I only took 2 classes with him and he was able to teach me everything I needed to know in order to pass the road test.

5 Stars

Eric N.

Thank you for being so accessible and making the ascent to obtain a NY State Drivers license as hassle free as possible. Michael was a great instructor and the whole process has been totally simplified. As a result, I was able to concentrate on the road and not the bureaucracy, so I am happy to report that I obtained a license this morning.

Thanks again!

5 Stars

MICHEAL ABDELMESSIH

thank you

5 Stars

Mary R.

I want to thank you very much Rose. She is the best instructor I was so afraid and she make me feel so comfortable and I recommend to everyone if you want to pass in the first time choose the sweetest instructor ever. Rose thank you very much again.

5 Stars

John D.

I always wanted to drive, but was extremely nervous. I didn't take my first lesson until I was 28. From the first lesson, I felt so comfortable with my instructor. He had patience and made it alot of fun and I wasn't worried anymore. I wondered why I waited 10 years to do it. Only after a few lessons, I was able to pass my road test. Now I drive everywhere. Thanks to this driving school, I did it.

5 Stars

Jillian

Hey Bob, just wanted to thank you for all your help. You were very patient and took your time with me. You made me feel very relaxed during my lessons. That's why I picked you as my instructor. I heard from previous students, that you taught, that you were the Best-and you were! Thank you again for all your help. I also want to thank the staff at Island driving school. They were always pleasant and knowledgeable every time I called. I will recommend you and your school to all my friends and relatives.

5 Stars

Daniel V.

I'd like to thank Island Driving School for making learning to drive FUN and for all the great driving instruction. Thanks to them, I passed my road test with "0" point deduction. I will be thinking about everything they taught me every time I get behind the wheel. And their office staff was awesome. Thank You

5 Stars

CAROLINE W.

I WANT TO THANK ISLAND DRIVING SCHOOL AND MY INSTRUCTOR JOSE, I WAS SO NERVOUS AND JOSE WAS SO PATIENT AND TOOK ME THROUGH THE PROCESS WITH PATIENCE AND ENCOURAGEMENT, I AM HAPPY TO SAY I AM NOW A LICENSED DRIVER AND I OWE IT ALL TO THIS SCHOOL, I AM RECOMMENDING MY INSTRUCTOR JOSE AND THIS SCHOOL TO ALL MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS, SEE YOU SOON FOR MY HIGHWAY LESSON!

5 Stars

ADA

I WANT TO THANK ISLAND DRIVING SCHOOL AND MY INSTRUCTOR LENNY FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND ENCOURAGEMENT WITH ME YOU MADE DRIVING VERY COMFORTABLE, YOUR A GREAT INSTRUCTOR!

THANK YOU

5 Stars

Helen

I loved my instructor, Bob. He is perfect for a nervous Nellie like I was.

I passed the road test the very first time I took it. Appointments are always available and

suit your schedule, The scheduling the appointments is very professional as well. I highly

recommend Island Driving School to learn how to drive. Nervous Nellies and

Nervous Neils will fare very well.

5 Stars

Jean B.

Thank you so much for all of your help and most of all your understanding after being so fearful of driving my entire life, I am now a 60 ish year old who passed their road test on the first try! I am so grateful to Bob for all of his understanding, patience and good humor. I went from not knowing how to even start a car, or use a gas pedal, to driving on the streets of Staten Island without fear. All in just a few lessons! I never thought I would learn how to drive. When I called other schools for information they seemed too busy and pre-occupied to answer my simple questions.When I spoke to Bernadette she gave me all of the information I needed and encouraged me to "at least give it a try!" I am so glad I did! Bernadette even called to wish me luck the day before my road test.My instructor. Bob, knows every street and sign in Staten Island. I would recommend Bob for driving lessons whether you are young, old or in between.?

Thank You so much!

5 Stars

ABBY I.

DEAR ISLAND DRIVING SCHOOL,

TO THE BEST SCHOOL EVER!

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE HELP YOU GAVE ME, I COULDN'T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOUR EXPERT SERVICES.

LOVE YOU GUYS.

5 Stars

RJ Malcic Jr.


Just Got Back Home From My Driving Lesson This Evening. I Had A Really Great Time On The Road. I'm Feeling More Confident And Comfortable With Every Lesson All Thanks To My Instructor, Jose. I Especially Give Extreme Thanks To Island Driving School For There Services And Friendly Staff!!! :D

5 Stars

Jen

I had my first lesson today, my Instructor Judy was great, I learned so much and she was so nice, I can't wait until my next lesson!!Thank you Island Driving School.:)

5 Stars

Alina V.

Such amazing service! I called to ask for a road test and lessons & they gave me the perfect date! The girl behind the phone was truly amazing! She kept an eye out for me to give me the road test I wanted, the day after my birthday! My driving teacher Jose was great & thanks to him I passed my road test ! Unlike other schools, they actually try there best to help you out and you can book lessons easily! Also the prices are lower, compared to other schools! I'm def recommending them to my friends because of the amazing service they provide! Thanks to them I feel confident on the road!

5 Stars

Alison Vaughan (Nan's Mom)

To Danielle & Bernadette,
This is just a little e-mail of thanks for the care that you all gave to my daughter to help her get her driving license. I know that with your valued instructors she was guided to learn and be confident when she went
to take the New York State road test and to PASS.

5 Stars

Tolennie B.

Island driving school is the best driving school in Staten Island. They teach beginnners the best they can and help them build their confidence in driving. Their staffs are very friendly. I just took lessons with them and just passed on my road test yesterday (first try). My instructor was lenny. He was so very patient and very nice with me. He helped me the best he could and helped me build my confidence in driving. I used to be so fearful and no confidence at all. I am so very happy that I passed my test yesterday. I know without lenny's big help, I would have not gotten my license. I am so thankful for him.

5 Stars

Romarlin Angeles

Wonderful staff, great instructors I would recommend this driving school to everyone, my experience with them was great!!! Thanks to lenny I got my license!!!

5 Stars

Clarissa Brito

Thank you Island driving School for your amazing customer service, great staff and for helping me pass my road test!!! Your all so great at what you do, definitely recommending to friends and family!!

5 Stars

Mery Ando

The best driving school ever. I was so discourage at first, but my
instructor Lenny learned me so much about driving, and made me feel
confident He was so patient and helped me a lot.
They are very friendly. Bemadette was so nice too and she wanted me to
call her after my road test, and when I told her that I passed, she was very
happy. I am so recommending my instructor Lenny and this school to family
and friends. Such amazing service! Iknow without Lenny's help,
I would have never gotten my license. Thank you very much! I will see
you soon for my highway lesson!

5 Stars

Bridget N.

School. I was so comfortable and confident during my lessons with my instructor, Mike. I was not nervous at all going into my road test because I had such a good instructor. I'd definitely recommend this school to anyone in need of driving lessons. Thank you!!

5 Stars

Vitaly

Had a very good experience with Island Driving School. 5-hour pre-licensing driving course is led by a very professional instructor Robert, who provides useful information on how to successfully pass the road test, detailing all the aspects and examiners' expectations. Customer Service Representatives follow you through the process, reminding time and place for driving lessons and the test. Driving instructors Mike and Jose are extremely helpful, making sure you really know in details how to pull off, make a broken U-turn and parallel parking. I recommend the school to anyone who plans to get a driving license

5 Stars

Tim

THANKS!!!! Took the 5hr class right after taking my permit. Bob was great & the time flew. The day of my test, Mike gave me some great pointers and I passed!! Needed my license for work and everyone there was great. No complications, will tell anyone to go there. You will have no regrets!

5 Stars

Edward Cardona

Just want to give a big thanks to my driving instructor Mike. He was very calm patient and understanding when it came to me being a first time driver. In just 7 lessons I went from no experience to a pretty GOOD driver. I passed my road test yesterday and its thanks to island driving school and Mike. I hope other people have the same or better experience than I had. I definitely recommend Mike

5 Stars

Alexa Sasso

My experience with Mike was amazing. He was calm, patient and made sure I knew what to do in different situations while on the road. I passed my road test and it's all thanks to him. He is a great instructor for first time drivers and I definitely recommend him to anyone who is a new driver, you won't be sorry.

5 Stars

Ruben Bermudez

Mike what can I say about him ? Well he's one of the best instructors that taught me how to drive, he taught me how to do k turns, parallel park, & to always observe. If it wasn't for him, I would've never got my license as quick. I highly recommend mike to anyone who has the slightest or highest fear of getting in that drivers seat and driving. He made me feel comfortable and confident that I can pass my road test on the first shot. I passed first shot! Thanks mike and thanks to the staff. I look forward to seeing you guys on the road !?

5 Stars

Ramone Vaughn

island driving school is amazing i past my road test with only 2 lessons because of the best instructor MIKE!!! hands down can't thank MIKE and ISLAND DRIVING SCHOOL enough.

5 Stars

Jillian M.


Staten Island, NY
5.0 star rating
4/3/2014
This driving school is the best on the island. All they care about is you passing and they are great people and so helpful. Bob is the reason I passed he is the best! Great person, funny and amazing instructor. Mike is excellent as well. Thank you!

5 Stars

Bob

Wow finally I passed the driving test..Thanks a million to Michael who gave great tips on how not to ignore the small things which we would think is not relevant.. Mike seems to be really focused on what he is doing...I was really bad at parallel parking but he did help me a lot and guess what I did the perfect parking ever..Thanks...Thanks a lot..

5 Stars

Zoika

I want to thank my instructor Mike for his three lessons. Thanks to him. I passed my road test. The 5- hour class not boring at all. Bob did a great Job. The girls who schedule the classes And road test are very courteous And friendly. Over all It was an excellent experience. I Will definitely recommend your school. Sincerely, Zoika. Peynado

5 Stars

Cynthia Utrera

The instructors are great. my instructor was Mike. i felt confident. And pass the test.

5 Stars

ROSA-JOANNA

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK MRS. ROSE-MY INSTRUCTOR FOR MY DRIVING EXPERIENCE WITH HER. SHE IS A VERY PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTOR AND I RECOMMEND HER FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE AFRAID TO DRIVE. SHE GAVE ME A CONFIDENCE TO DRIVE. THANK YOU

5 Stars

Natalie Jaay

Mike made driving fun and enjoyable but also taught me safety is important and that driving is a privkedged. I was hesitant at first but mike gave me the confidence on out first lesson that I can drive and I can pass this test. He taught me everyday driving skills and made me comfortable and knowledgeable about the rules of the road and how the car works. The following lessons we worked on stop signs k turns and parallel park. In only a few lessons mike had me ready to pass this test. He has been nothing but professional and courteous and I couldn't recommend him more to someone who's motivated to pass his or her roadtest. You will not be sorry. Thanks to mike and island driving school. I have my license just in time for summer!!!

5 Stars

Leeran Farin

Had a great experience with Island Driving school, my instructor was Mike, he was on time, great instructor, extremely friendly, I'm very happy that I got him as my instructor, he taught me. Everything I needed to be ready for the road test and then some. I recommend you ask for Mike, you will not be disappointed!!! I passed on my forst try, and i give a great thanks to him and a plus is that its not even that expensive and they offer a bunch of deals. I also recommend you take a class before the actual test, hope you have the same experience as I did!! Drive safe :)

5 Stars

roe

Passed my road test on the first try thanks to roe, she was so awesome and funny and made me feel completely comfortable driving. Every lesson was always filled with alot of laughs and fun. After i passed my road test i was a little upset because i was gonna miss our weekly lessons. THANK YOU :D

5 Stars

ching07

Mike @ island driving was outstanding. I personally searched around but when I read all the reviews on there website it looked like mike was the guy I should ask for. He was very informative very descriptive and extremely savy when it comes to the rules of the road and being a safe driver. I'm fortunate to have a great expierience. This school is awesome. I took 5 lessons and mike made it very simple for me to learn (first time ever in a car ). And the first lesson I felt very comfortable and definitely more confident. Our second lesson we worked on all road test maneuvers. I learned how to stop properly at stop signs. Complete k-turns and parrallel parks with ease. Today was my roadtest and I was extremely nervous. Mike really did a good job at easing my nerves and making sure that if I had trust my training I will pass. Well I did. I passed!! And I'm very happy. Thanks mike. I will highly recommend you to anyone of all levels of driving expierience. See you guys on the road!

5 Stars

Peggy Torres

I would like to thank Island Driving School for the exceptional quality of lessons I received the past two months and for helping me get my license! The staff was very friendly and helpful, and, most of all, I want to thank my brilliant instructor, Mike V. I started the lessons feeling insecure and afraid of the road. I had taken driving lessons last summer at another driving school and failed my test.

Looking back, I realized it was because I was so nervous and my instructor at that school was very critical and impatient. Mike at Island Driving School, on the other hand, was very friendly, pleasant, laid-back, and most of all, exceptionally PATIENT. His kind and approachable demeanor made me feel relaxed, and when I made mistakes, his response was always compassionate and understanding. He has a great sense of humor, and his ability to communicate clearly and explain the lessons with warmth and understanding made me feel confident and not afraid to learn from my mistakes.

He is an expert at driving and road safety, but more importantly, he is an expert at COMMUNICATING what he knows to his students, particularly those first time driving students, like myself. Mike knows exactly what to say to motivate you! There are no words to express the gratitude I feel for what Mike and Island Driving School has done for me. I can only recommend that everybody and their mother sign up for lessons at Island Driving School because you won't regret it! THANK YOU MIKE! I am so grateful.

5 Stars

Sandy

My son passed thanks to Island Driving School. He said his teacher Rose was very helpful and gave him so many pointers and she is the reason he passed. I highly recommend Rose and Island Driving School. Thanks a bunch!

5 Stars

Hannah

Absolutely wonderful driving school experience! I went in to sign up for lessons a couple months ago after nearly a decade had passed since a failed drivers ed experience in school. I told them that I was an incredibly nervous driver, and they paired me up with Lenny. This morning, I passed my road test and I know it was all because of Lenny's teaching skills. He is calm, he will explain everything patiently and clearly, and he doesn't get frustrated if he has to repeat things or if you mess up. Aside from being great at teaching, he is also a wonderful motivator. I wasn't quite sure I was making the right decision when I signed up for lessons, but he assured me that I was more than capable of becoming a competent and safe driver, and increased my confidence in myself and my driving ability. Definitely go here for your driving lessons and request Lenny as your teacher!

5 Stars

Bria Francois

After going through one of the worst driving practices i decided to try Island Driving School which happens to be the best! I went through three days of practice before the day of my test and passed with 0 points! Danielle being my instructor was an amazing help! Patient and nice individual. I definitely recommend this school !

5 Stars

Nagwa Ghaly

I would like to thank all staff for being very nice and helpful .especially Danielle my instruction she was the best , she have a lot of patience , she knew exactly what I need to practice more and more to pass my test that will never done without her help .god bless you Danielle ! Love you so much?

5 Stars

Abanoub

I would like to thank Island Driving School for the quality lessons I've received and for finally helping me get my license! The staff was very friendly and helpful. I want to thank my amazing instructor, Michael. I started the lessons feeling insecure and afraid of the road. After some time and with the help of Michael I was able to pass my road test. Michael gave me great advice and tips and I would highly recommend this instructor.

Michael from the Island Driving School, was very friendly, exceptionally patient, calm and cool with first time driving students, like myself. Michael is an expert at communicating and will know exactly where students need the most help after a couple minutes. Michael knows exactly what to say to motivate you! He is very helpful in getting your license.

There are no words to express my gratitude. I can only recommend that everybody and their mother sign up for lessons at Island Driving School because you won't regret it!

Also the 5 hour class was super simple and easy. It is held by Bob and he does a great job. They keep the class light and humorous and the 5 hours go by extremely quick. If your looking to get your 5 hour certificate quickly, Island Driving School place is for you.

Thanks Michael, Bernadette, Robert and the rest of the Island driving staff.

Hands down the best driving school wink emoticon

5 Stars

Teliqua Richards

I am writing this review so that everyone can know that this driving school is all the way awesome! My instructor Lenny, was very patient and very experienced. I have never driven a car before and felt very comfortable with Lenny and his directives. He taught me everything that I should know within four lessons and said that "I was ready for my road test."
On the day of my road test Michael Venanzini who was also very nice and patient took me to the site where I would test my skills, and I was more than confident with what I had learned in less than a week. I have to say that in the beginning I was a little skeptical as to how and why my lessons would be taken two weeks before my scheduled road test, however, I must say that Island Driving School knows exactly what they are doing and they are the best driving school on Staten Island.

Thank you so much for being the professionals that you are and thank you for helping me to pass my road test!

5 Stars

Erica Scotto Di Vetta

My driving instructor was Lenny. His patience and expertise in teaching me how to drive was exceptional. He made me feel relaxed behind the wheel and eased my fears. I couldn't have passed the exam without his support. He taught me everything I needed to know to become a great driver. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone. Ask for Lenny! He's awesome!

5 Stars

Lisa Nicole Shulman

Best Experience Ever! I was terrified to drive but I went ahead and took the 5 hour class anyway, the instructor Rob V was fabulous and kept my attention the entire time. Then I started my lessons and I had great instructors, Lenny had me doing perfect 3 point turns by my second lesson and then I took the rest of my lessons with Mike V and he was so patient and able to see the kind of driver I was in minutes, he knew exactly what I needed to work on and was so amazing at helping me to calm all of my anxiety especially on road test day! I passed on the first try! I would definitely recommend!

5 Stars

Lorenc

My experience with island driving school was amazing. I took the 5 hour class with bob and i thought it would suck since its 5 hours but he made it entertaining and he was detailed and descriptive about driving.

Bernadette that works in the office really helped me schedule my lessons. It felt like she actually gave a hoot about me which is rare since they were telling me this is a busy time.

Lastly michael V was spectacular. He taught me rules of the road and ways i can pass the test without wasting my time and money. Today i passed the roadtest and im so happy. This is huge for me. I would strongly suggest asking for mike v. He bas a strong passion and told me he has been doing this for 7 years. Thanks so much. Im go ht the road !!

4 Stars

victoria ferraro

My experience at the Island Driving School was better than I thought because I never imagined I'd get along so well with my instructor! Danielle was a great teacher and the driving school is very helpful and accommodating to my schedule when helping me book my road test. I passed my road test because of the help from Danielle, and if it wasn't for her I wouldn't feel confident being on the road! Great experience and glad that I feel well prepared to be a new licensed driver.

4 Stars

Tanted Erbel Vama

Overall, Island driving school is good. Booking lessons and the road test was the hardest part. You should look for class availability 1-2 weeks ahead, and book your road test 6 weeks in advance. Also, make sure you are talking to the person in charge of road tests and receive a call or text to confirm the road test. I had to call them back because after 2 weeks, I still had not received an appointment. I assume the first person never put in the road test request, because the second time I called the person said she would put in the request and I received an appointment within minutes. The instructors are good. I recommend Tom B., he's informative, kind and patient. He tells you what you're doing right or wrong, and how to improve. He's the main reason I passed my road test. I'm an anxious person, and the moral support and reassurance he gave is what helped calm my nerves. Good luck to everyone!



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