Testimonials

5 Stars

Anika

Lenny is really friendly, and he knows his stuff! You can tell he cares about his students and wants them to pass.

5 Stars

Brianna

Wow. Let me start off by saying, today was the first driving lesson where I actually felt like I not only learned a lot but have it embedded in my head as well. While I didn’t mind the other instructors, Robert FAR surpassed them for me. You can immediately tell he has superior knowledge and training. I am someone who takes a hot minute to get my bearings together before I’m able to intake the actual lesson being taught. Robert had me repetitively go over the basics before jumping head first into the unknown. I appreciate that very much. I was having a difficult time in previous lessons with my turning and he made me feel at ease, in control and very safe. I left this lesson eager to get in the car again and again to practice what I was taught. I’m so excited to see what my next lesson will be to improve my driving! I feel like if I continue with Robert not only will I be able to drive correctly but become a master at it. Thank you so much! - Brianna

5 Stars

Israel

Thank you for everything I highly recommend this place

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

Indra

My last Lesson was with Robert on a Sunday. I let him know my road test was scheduled for that Tuesday and that I needed to pass. He let me know he was going to treat each move like we were at the road test. He was strict yet he explained EXACTLY why he corrected me. Before my lesson with him I was not sure I could pass the test. After leaving his car I felt more confident. Tuesday is here and I PASSED MY TEST! I used all the information he gave me and was told I did outstanding. Even the Parallel parking. If you have to go to ONE instructor before your Road Test...Go with Robert. And I have had several lessons with other instructors.

5 Stars

Jada

So THANKFUL to have had Lenny as my driving instructor!!
10000/10!
I recommend Island Drivings, Lenny to all of my friends and family. Lenny made me feel extremely comfortable and safe while learning how to drive. This created a friendly learning environment that really benefited me and my peers. The school was always helpful.

5 Stars

Roberto

I want to say thank you guys so much for helping me passing my road test, I couldn't have done it without all the staff in the office. This is by far the best driving school on the island hands down. Great staff, and very good instructor name Anthony. Thank you all so much it means allot to me.??? very professional staff's in the office always on point, with driving skills and techniques of helping you guys driving safely on the road.

5 Stars

Alvaro

Thanks for help me to obtein my drive licence , the all teachers are really good ,excelent service!!????

5 Stars

Mary

A huge thanks to Island Driving School and most especially to Anthony for being patient with me, you're the best. To Jerry, he's great. And to Lenny who was with me at the road test today. I passed it on my first try.

5 Stars

Nesreen

This is a great school .. all staff are amazing, always friendly and welcoming in the office and over the phone .. As for instructors, I was extremly lucky to have Anthony as my teacher, eventhough he is young but he has a great knowledge, he makes me feel so relaxed and have big confidence on myself which i really need to pass the road test, i give him 7 Stars not only 5.

5 Stars

Rivka

I toke my 5 hour class with Bob. It was an amazing experience. It really helped explain things and cleared up some concerns. Thank you!!

5 Stars

ALICE

Lenny was an amazing teacher! I felt extremely confident on test day. His method of teaching worked perfectly for me.

5 Stars

Nicole

Anthony was the best! Made you feel comfortable and was very through with giving instructions. I’d give more than 5 if that were possible.

5 Stars

Amanda

If anyone is looking to pass their road test, Island Driving School is the right guide! I took four lessons with Lenny B. as my instructor. He is a very helpful and patient instructor who is on the level! Thank you, Lenny and Island Driving School for helping me pass the road test!

5 Stars

Mariana

I recommend this driving school, the secretaries and instructors are nice, and Anthony helps me a lot with the struggles that I have when I practice for my driving test. This is a good school, thanks to all that help me in the process.

5 Stars

Paola

The best instructors very nice and patient! I appreciate the service.

5 Stars

Stela

Excellent

5 Stars

Anthony

Anthony was perfect teacher didn’t make me feel nervous and very good at explaining what to do during road test

5 Stars

Taulant

The best

5 Stars

Luis

Thanks so much thanks for all the good tips and information about it definitely works

5 Stars

Tosin

Very Good I love it

5 Stars

Yeni

Jerry was an excellent teacher . very calm and helpful passed my road test thanks to him. ??. Definitely takes the time to teach and make you feel comfortable. Totally recommend.

5 Stars

PATRICIO

Thanks for your valuable help and excellent attention from your collaborators, especially Lenny for his patience and professional attention. I recommend them.

5 Stars

Chioma

Anthony and Bob were extremely helpful! Couldn't have passed my road test without them.

5 Stars

Peter

Such a great man,very respectful very encouraging. I would highly recommend jerry ????

5 Stars

Indra

This was my second lesson with Island Driving School, but my first lesson with Lenny. He was on time and very personable. His lesson included many tips and advice in order for you to actually pass your road test. He gives allot of feedback which is great. Thank you Lenny for a informative lesson...I left his car feeling more confident for sure.

5 Stars

Christopher

Please book Lenny for your next road lesson, he was extremely helpful with my process and helped me pass my road test!

5 Stars

Tyrese

Great instructor. Prices are reasonable

5 Stars

Humberto

Very professional and very kind staff. I would give 10 stars .

5 Stars

Basit

Gave me great tips that truly helped pass the road test.

5 Stars

Pedro

Thank you so much for all your help Anthony ,Lenny and stuff for your help really help me pass the test

5 Stars

Larissa

All thanks to Jerry and Lenny!! They were fantastic teachers with patience and kindness.

5 Stars

Ramon

very well I am very grateful for your services. thank you

5 Stars

Victor

Service was great

5 Stars

Kwabena

The best in all staten island. I love it so did my brother who recommended it to me.

5 Stars

Ibiyemi

A special thank you to my instructor. He was great .He made the lesson detailed and precise. I was a nervous reck before I met him this morning. He was very helpful and encouraging. Thank you for helping me out I give him 5 ?? ?? ? ?? ?.

5 Stars

Natalia

The instructors here truly gave me the knowledge, skills, and confidence to pass my road test! Thank you!

5 Stars

Amna

I took about 6 classes from Island Driving school and passed my road test on my first try! Jerry is an amazing instructor and taught me everything I need to know and all the tricks and tips to pass the road test. He simplified parallel parking and k turns into easy steps that I could remember. I highly recommend taking Island Driving School (and try to schedule with Jerry as he is extremely kind and helpful). Thank you Island Driving School for helping me get my license!

5 Stars

Francisco

Good people so professionally

5 Stars

Agustin

Anthony V and island driving school thanks , staff at the office very helpful willing to answer all ur questions, when it comes to reminders they are very good at it either through txt , email or both very mindful ,
Anthony V, he's only goal is that u pass ur driving test,

5 Stars

Muhammad

very good school and instructors

5 Stars

Naveah

Thank you to the entire team, from the first call to schedule lessons, to the follow up during the pandemic, to the day of my road test as been nothing but stellar service. Every driving instructor i had as guided me not only to pass the exam but instill the knowledge I needed to be a safe driver. I can’t thank the team enough.

A special thank you to Anthony, I couldn’t have done it with out you. You are truly a special human.

5 Stars

Senan

Lenny was really clear, informative, and helpful. His attitude helped me calm my nerves before the road test and I am very thankful for that.

5 Stars

Laksiri

Thank you . You guys do awesome job . Thank you again

5 Stars

Adurayemi

Jerry was very patient with me. And he made sure I’m more relaxed. I feel so happy I passed my road test. Thanks to Jerry and island driving school.

5 Stars

Olena

First of all - I passed the road test!?? I am so happy and grateful to the Island Driving School and my instructors that I had. I took 2 driving classes with Mansur T and he is awesome!!! Unfortunately, he was not able to take me to the road test and give me the last drive class so I had Anthony V, very nice guy, showed me everything on the spot and I passed)))
I definitely recommend to take your lessons with Mansur T and Anthony V, they know there job, and with their help, you can easily pass!

5 Stars

Jorge

Well i Just pass my Road test this last monday and i would like to say thanks To Island Driving school and Anthony who teach me a lot during that 1 hour lessons......

5 Stars

Licenia

I'm very appreciative of the school and my instructor Robert. I'm grateful that the school has flexibility for scheduling when I'm limited on time to search for myself. I wouldn't be able to pass my road test without that opportunity. As for my instructor Robert, yes he's very strict but he's concise, detailed, and he takes his time to explain the why's and how's. Because of Robert I feel confident in the road, I feel safe, and strongly believe Robert has taught me the right way to drive. Thank you all so much!

5 Stars

Cesar

I am very happy for the treatment received from my instructor Lenny B, very friendly, helpful and patient, without a doubt one of the best driving schools in which I have been able to participate, I very much appreciate his attention. greetings and I hope they continue to reap success. excellent school

5 Stars

Christopher

Great

5 Stars

Ana

Tom was great and very patient teaching me everything!!! He taught me how to do the parallel park perfect, and I passed the road test!
I would totally recommend him! He is awesome!

5 Stars

Francisco

I had a good experience , to got my ...is recommended to every one who whant get the license...

People works there are helpful

5 Stars

Alexis

This is the best driving school I have ever used! Tom b is an awesome instructor and he is an asset to your business!

5 Stars

James

Robert was very good and showed me a lot of tips.

5 Stars

Claudine

My experience with Island Driving school was very good, the staff was very friendly and accommodating, the driver for my one hr lesson was awesome, I couldn’t not have ask for better, he was friendly, I feel so comfortable around him like I’ve known him for years, my overall experience was excellent

5 Stars

Lesly

I would like to thank island driving school for the helpful tips! And I enjoyed having Jerry as my driving instructor he was very helpful and patient thank you Jerry !

5 Stars

Ariadna

Very excellent driving school, the instructor Dan is very good, he explains you in detail in the driving class very good job, and Mr. Robert very patient in the road test, thanks to both for the patience, snug harbor is very good place to take the road test

5 Stars

Marvin

Thanks to everyone at island driving school I was able to pass my road test. I’d like to thank Anthony V personally because he gave me that confidence boost right before my road test.

5 Stars

Alexander

The instructors provided me the most helpful skills of how to drive with extra safety on the road. And it helped me build up my confidence to feel more comfortable of driving behind the wheel. I would 100% recommend by taking this well educated driving school.

5 Stars

Arkadiusz

My instructor was Rob ! I passed my road test at firs time! I get my permit 1/11/2020 ! 2/13/2020 already get my driving license! Very nice and helpful place ! Family run business! Recommend this place ! Thanks again for pushing everything so fast for me ! ??

5 Stars

Paul

Thank you for your help and support
May God bless you

5 Stars

Idonika

Jerry has taught me A LOT! He made me feel confident and have the courage to take my road test. I’m truly thankful to have had the pleasure of being taught by someone so caring and actually seemed to love what he does! He is very patient and fair! He even called ahead of time to confirm I was still partaking in my lesson. I felt valued and important that he took the time out of his day to properly teach me to drive. Thank you to the Island driving staff for being attentive and providing me with the opportunity to learn how to drive. I feel very confident now that I am able to drive.

5 Stars

Rene

outstanding and patient. instructions were clear and Mansur made me feel very comfortable.

5 Stars

Crista

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

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

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

thank you

5 Stars

Mary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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