Drivers Ed, Training & Driving School in Cupertino, California
Driving School and Drivers Ed in Cupertino, CA
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Cupertino Driving School
10268 Bandley Dr #101, Cupertino, CA 95014, United States
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Absolute sham of a school. I got a driving lesson here after looking at a couple of different schools and decided to try this place out since it was both local and fairly inexpensive. The website advertises that all their cars are manufactured after 2007 but the car I was picked up in was clearly much older than that and was on the verge of breaking down. My instructor Albert I can only describe as incredibly rude and unprofessional. I could hardly understand a word he said, he never bothered even asking if I had a learners permit, yelled at me as soon as I got in the car because I couldn't figure out how to adjust his mirrors, told me to go through an intersection when there was a pedestrian who clearly had the right away, would tell me to change lanes then yell at me because he made a mistake telling me which lane to change into, and forced me to drive over a curb to get into a parking lot when there was clearly no room for me to turn into it.
Afterwards I went to pay him with my card which he said cash or check only which I was not told when I made the appointment. I told him I wouldn't be able to get him Cash til the following week when I got my paycheck. He then proceeded to call me every night late at night asking if had his money. At one point my mother answered the phone to which he was very rude to. Then he ended up calling the collection bureau despite the fact I told him I would get him his money.
I went into the office to complain and learned that this instructor has apparently had several other drivers report him. I asked if I could take the class over with a different instructor and they said no. Why on earth would they even keep this guy hired if everyone who has a lesson with him complains? Why not offer a person one of their more experienced instructors who hasn't had anything reported?
The entirely unprofessional way they handle their business should not be tolerated and I would not recommend anyone take a class here. There are many more professional and legitimate driving schools to choose from.
This is an excellent driving school. Everyone is very nice and welcoming, and it is much cheaper than other driving schools and yet very personalized. I was surprised at how caring the instructors really were and how they took their time to really help you become a better driver. In just three lessons (only 2 hours each), I went from knowing nothing about driving to feeling confident enough to pass the test. They take their job very seriously, and it greatly benefits you (the student). My instructor was Rui and he was an amazing instructor. He was always cheerful and friendly and very encouraging, always telling me to not worry whenever I encountered an interesting situation on the road or made a big mistake. Not only that, but he is a very nice person. During the driving lessons, he would tell me about his life and joke around a lot. This actually made the lessons fun, and it felt less like I was practicing driving and more like I was relaxing and enjoying my time - all the while becoming a better driver. So overall, this is the best driving school in my opinion.
Very nice and good teacher teach me all the things about the driving test and he change other one test time for me because I'm very urgent to have a license
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These guys aren't associated with the AAA you know - they just stole the name. The website is useless and if you drive to their office, it's in a little Asian slum with a bunch of other offices. The place is almost illegal looking.
The guy comes on time. He's an old Asian man, really grumpy looking, and the car is beaten up and doesn't even have dual controls. So you're really just paying for a dude with a car to sit next to you and give you a hard time. Why pay $60 for 2 hours of that when you can get your Dad to do it for less (depending on the price of gas)? In a car, I might add, that does not smell like cigarettes and death. And of course there's the wholesome bonding experience and lasting memories that will result.
I was pretty good, making very minor errors but mostly doing everything right and getting better as time wore on, then out of nowhere he yells at me because I took too long to speed up after making a turn. He really lost his temper there. Now, I'm a little bit older than your typical teenage trainee (I'm in college - yeah, sad, but I just never got around to it and I'm all about a small carbon footprint anyway), so I yelled back. Told him I was paying good money, etc. He restrained his temper for the rest of the session, but I could sense it bubbling inside. If you're a wimpy, hormonal teenager (i.e. a typical teen), this is not the guy you want to go to, he'll tear you down. If you're a quasi-man, it's kind of fun to put this guy into his place, your balls will feel like they're hanging a little lower for a while, but that feeling is not worth $60 and is nothing a sauna can't do.
It was good in that I was using a car that I didn't care if I banged up, driving with a guy that I didn't care if I banged up, and therefore I got a few good hours of practice, but this is probably the worst driving school you could go to. I don't see how it could get any worse. He also stopped for 10 minutes to go to the bathroom, and I looked through his notebook. The guy gets a LOT of business. I couldn't help feel sorry for all of those names there, it was like looking at Schindler's list.
By the way, my Dad was standing outside as the guy parked the car in front of our house, and he later told me that this dude had no idea how to park. Apparently he had to have a few goes at it before he got it. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he was drunk. That's at least a bit more respectable than being a driving instructor who can't drive.
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Donno if I can blame the driving school as a whole, but the trainer they sent was very rude and indecent. He got angry many-a-times during the class, passed derogatory remarks and totally discouraged the learner. The class was not at all productive, instead brought back the learner to square one !
So people beware, learn from this experience and start enquiring abt the trainer upfront.
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