35 Reviews

DC Star Driving School

Washington, District of Columbia
Reviews
Adam Lib
29 Aug 2018
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I had 5 lessons with DC Star leading up to my driving test with and they helped improve my confidence in driving and my ability to do so safely. They also helped me prepare for the test so I knew what... Read More
I had 5 lessons with DC Star leading up to my driving test with and they helped improve my confidence in driving and my ability to do so safely. They also helped me prepare for the test so I knew what to expect the day of. I would strongly recommend them. Read Less
Ram Hari Dahal
30 Apr 2018
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My instructor, Mr. Ish helped me learn very quickly and in a very professional way. Mr. Ike, who was my instructor during the 1 hour session before my test, helped me with my confidence before I took ... Read More
My instructor, Mr. Ish helped me learn very quickly and in a very professional way. Mr. Ike, who was my instructor during the 1 hour session before my test, helped me with my confidence before I took the road test. Both of the instructors were very helpful. I was able to pass the road test in my first attempt after taking only 6+1 hours of lesson with them. I highly recommend DC star to anyone who is looking to learn. Read Less
Jazzmen Troy
25 Mar 2018
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Absolutely love them.....very professional, very helpful and they will absolutely get you prepared and ready for the road test!!!!!!... I passed the road test my first try with a 90%..... highly reco... Read More
Absolutely love them.....very professional, very helpful and they will absolutely get you prepared and ready for the road test!!!!!!... I passed the road test my first try with a 90%..... highly recommend....Mr.Teddy is da man love-love- love him..... Read Less
b wheeler
16 Mar 2018
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Teddy is a terrific instructor. Very patient, yet very informative when it comes to pointing out details. He's a great teacher and makes you feel extremely comfortable behind the wheel. Kudos to Teddy... Read More
Teddy is a terrific instructor. Very patient, yet very informative when it comes to pointing out details. He's a great teacher and makes you feel extremely comfortable behind the wheel. Kudos to Teddy and DC Star Driving School. Read Less
Pratik Koirala
10 Feb 2018
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I was able to pass the DC Roadtest in my first attempt after taking only 6 hours of driving instruction with DC Star Driving School. Mr. Ish and Mr. Teddy were great instructors and I would highly rec... Read More
I was able to pass the DC Roadtest in my first attempt after taking only 6 hours of driving instruction with DC Star Driving School. Mr. Ish and Mr. Teddy were great instructors and I would highly recommend this driving school anyone looking to get a license or improve their driving skills. Read Less
Kay W
3 Feb 2018
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DC Star is hands down the best DRIVING SCHOOL in DC! I learned so much from Mr. Teddy and Mr. Ish they made me feel relaxed while driving. I was driving my friends and family car but DC STAR taught me... Read More
DC Star is hands down the best DRIVING SCHOOL in DC! I learned so much from Mr. Teddy and Mr. Ish they made me feel relaxed while driving. I was driving my friends and family car but DC STAR taught me more about lane changing, proper signal use and signs and regulations....I improved my fear of parking lol they have the cheapest behind the wheel training but their Quality of service is Exquisite. Good communication with reminders and updates on different instructors....I PASSED MY ROAD TEST TODAY ON THE FIRST TIME WITH MY LEARNERS EXPIRING NEXT MONTH AND ONLY DOING 8 HOURS OF BEHIND THE WHEEL IN DECEMBER! with them ❤ Read Less
Hermon Tekle
1 Aug 2017
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Teddy was the best instructor I could've had. It was overall quick and easy to practice with them. Highly recommended!
Bruck Zewge
30 Jul 2017
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I have learned a lot from this driving school. The training has changed me from beginner to expert driver and made me pass my exam with the first shot. Tedy is a very calm and good teacher who knows ... Read More
I have learned a lot from this driving school. The training has changed me from beginner to expert driver and made me pass my exam with the first shot. Tedy is a very calm and good teacher who knows all about how to train a student driver. I recommend the driving school to everyone. Thanks, Alegnita Read Less
Shawn C.
27 Jul 2017
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I am a 23 year old that, as of two weeks ago, had never drove (safe for maybe a few parking lots haha). However, that all needed to change when my company relocated me to DC. All of a sudden driving b... Read More
I am a 23 year old that, as of two weeks ago, had never drove (safe for maybe a few parking lots haha). However, that all needed to change when my company relocated me to DC. All of a sudden driving became a requirement. Enter DC Star Driving School and Mr. Ish, my instructor. Mr. Ish has always been on-time, very friendly and super patient. He's a great communicator and knows the test routes for DC inside and out. He listens to you and your goals. I had signed up for ten hours of instruction. Four hours in, on a Wednesday, I found a spot open up on Friday for the test. I quickly called DC star and they secured me their vehicle and even got me one final two hour lesson before the test. On the day of the test I was met on time and greeted with a car ready to go all backed into the stall. The instructors all know the examiners and seem to have a nice working relationship. With just six hours of BTW instruction I learned enough to pass the test. I look forward to my next six hours and appreciate their flexibility with me. Read Less
Vicky T.
17 Jul 2017
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I had the pleasure of learning from Teddy and Mr. Ish. With 3 driving lessons (6 hours) and 1 hour practice and car rental, I was well ready for the test. Their personalities were great! Both were rea... Read More
I had the pleasure of learning from Teddy and Mr. Ish. With 3 driving lessons (6 hours) and 1 hour practice and car rental, I was well ready for the test. Their personalities were great! Both were reassuring and positive, yet consistent with pointing out errors and giving plenty of opportunities to practice the tough areas more. Even more, they were professional and really cared about my success. I came in really nervous the day of the test. I thought that 6 hours may not have been enough time, but after practicing on a few potential test routes with Teddy, I was able to take my test confidently, on a car that I'd become familiar with, and pass the first time! I definitely recommend this school! Read Less
R. Tobe
9 Jun 2017
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Great experience. They greatly helped me to pass my road test. Definitely plan to go back to get more practice wth the tougher things!
Patricia F
14 May 2017
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Great driving school. The instructor, Mr. Ish, is great. He is very patient and knowledgeable. He will also tailor the class to your needs. The pricing is very competitive. Highly recommend this ... Read More
Great driving school. The instructor, Mr. Ish, is great. He is very patient and knowledgeable. He will also tailor the class to your needs. The pricing is very competitive. Highly recommend this driving school!! Read Less
Joseph G.
25 Apr 2017
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Great school with great instructor. I definitely recommend Mr ish or teddy and a driving trainer. Good price with great promation
Naomi N.
25 Apr 2017
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I already knew how to drive a little but was very nervous. My instructors were very patient and gave me the confidence to finally pass the road test! When the DMV cancelled my appointment, Star Drivin... Read More
I already knew how to drive a little but was very nervous. My instructors were very patient and gave me the confidence to finally pass the road test! When the DMV cancelled my appointment, Star Driving School was able to help me out so I had a stress-free experience. I cannot recommend them enough!!! Read Less
Irene Song
21 Apr 2017
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I'd recommend DC Star Driving School to anyone who wants to learn to drive. Both Teddy and Mr Ish are excellent instructors, anyone would be lucky to have them as driving teachers. I only learnt to dr... Read More
I'd recommend DC Star Driving School to anyone who wants to learn to drive. Both Teddy and Mr Ish are excellent instructors, anyone would be lucky to have them as driving teachers. I only learnt to drive at a later age and had an immense fear of driving but they got me through the driving test! Excellent instructors, excellent service, excellent experience. Hands-down 5 star recommendation. Read Less
Rebecca G.
1 Apr 2017
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Great driving school. Both instructors are clear, patient and helpful. I passed my road test after 13 hours of instruction total...couldn't be happier!
Shera N.
22 Mar 2017
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Highly recommend this driving school.  I had Mr.Teddy and Mr.Ish. Both are nice and knowledgeable. Even though I have some driving experiences before, they reminded me some details useful for road tes... Read More
Highly recommend this driving school.  I had Mr.Teddy and Mr.Ish. Both are nice and knowledgeable. Even though I have some driving experiences before, they reminded me some details useful for road test and real-world driving. They were barely on their phones during the practices and they made sure the practices always begin and end on time. I got my license in my first try thanks to D.C. Star driving school !! Read Less
Selima D.
11 Mar 2017
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Incredibly reasonable prices and I learnt a lot of little tricks before the test. Very polite, courteous,  knowledgeable, encouraging and patient staff, highly recommended!
Lay W.
8 Mar 2017
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Love this driving school. Learned how to drive with Mr. Ish and he is THE BEST teacher you could ask for. I also rented a car for my road test Mr. Teddy was on there before me. I took me around just t... Read More
Love this driving school. Learned how to drive with Mr. Ish and he is THE BEST teacher you could ask for. I also rented a car for my road test Mr. Teddy was on there before me. I took me around just to get a feel how the test would be and also explained everything they would be looking for to me. I highly recommend this school for anyone looking to learn or need a vehicle for the road test. Read Less
Shaquita H.
25 Feb 2017
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I absolutely love DC Star driving school. I failed my road test before and had anxiety about driving again. Teddy and his crew were awesome. They took their time with me and helped me perfect my drivi... Read More
I absolutely love DC Star driving school. I failed my road test before and had anxiety about driving again. Teddy and his crew were awesome. They took their time with me and helped me perfect my driving. I just took my road test again and passed. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a great driving school with affordable pricing and driver instructors that really care. Read Less
Bella R.
24 Feb 2017
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D.C. Star driving school is the best one ever. I knew my road test date at the last minute. They prepared for me everything within 24 hours. Mr. Ish is a very good instructor. He used to work as an ex... Read More
D.C. Star driving school is the best one ever. I knew my road test date at the last minute. They prepared for me everything within 24 hours. Mr. Ish is a very good instructor. He used to work as an examiner at Maryland. He knew every tricky for road test. I made practice with him for 2 hrs before my road test. Then Ted also helped me a lot. He arranged for me everything to rent a car for my road test. Because I let him knew that i had a road test one day ahead. They didn't have car to rent me. But he asked another school and everything was smooth. I've passed my road test because of them. Ted helped me willingly. Both instructors are very good and not like others. Prices are very reasonable and I want to advice that pls go to D.C.star. It's the best place to make practice and it was my real experience and I got my driver license at one time. Read Less
Donovan T.
1 Feb 2017
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My teacher through out the weeks I went to D.C. Star was Mr. Ish. He was very knowledgeable and gave me a ton of helpful tips that really got me where I needed to be to pass my road test on the first ... Read More
My teacher through out the weeks I went to D.C. Star was Mr. Ish. He was very knowledgeable and gave me a ton of helpful tips that really got me where I needed to be to pass my road test on the first try. We had maybe four of five lessons total and he took me from nothing but nerves to a really confident driver. I'm sure some of it had to do with simply being behind the wheel for hours but his patience really added to the experience. I also had a good billing experience here as well. When I booked my final road test I kept getting the date wrong and had to callback several times correcting myself. They were very nice about it and didn't seem upset to make the adjustments each time. When I went for the test they were with me as I stood in line and knew everything that I needed to do so that was pretty helpful as well. Highly recommend D.C. Star! Read Less
Sarah M.
7 Jan 2017
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I could not have made a better choice in a driving school. I'd put off getting a driver's license for some time, and had gotten to a point where I was anxious, unsure and pretty fearful of anything to... Read More
I could not have made a better choice in a driving school. I'd put off getting a driver's license for some time, and had gotten to a point where I was anxious, unsure and pretty fearful of anything to do with getting on the road. After just one session being instructed by Teddy (who is endlessly patient and calm), I felt far more prepared to be on the road. Both he and Mr. Ish were fantastic - they walked me through my weak spots step by step, explained best practices and rules, and helped me rehearse time and time again until I got it right. Teddy was always very responsive to e-mails and requests, and sent a reminder every evening before a driving lesson. Mr. Ish put me at ease, was incredibly thorough in his explanations, and got me feeling confident behind the wheel. I also booked car usage and practice before the road test obscenely early on a Saturday morning, and Teddy gamely got up to meet me and do one last practice run - I ended up passing on my first try! The rates are among the most reasonable in D.C., the teachers are calm, patient and informative, and I can't think of a single problem with the service. Seriously, if you need driving lessons in D.C. do not hesitate to call this school. Read Less
Clifton R.
2 Jan 2017
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Back in 2009 I was trained by 3 different people to drive and by the time I was done, I was barely comfortable to get around a parking lot. After my first 30 minute lesson with Mr. Ish, I was comforta... Read More
Back in 2009 I was trained by 3 different people to drive and by the time I was done, I was barely comfortable to get around a parking lot. After my first 30 minute lesson with Mr. Ish, I was comfortable to drive on any street. I initially booked 10 hours of training and when it finally came to my exam day, I decided to borrow their car, had the 1 hour practice before with Teddy and I passed the exam on my first try.Yelp was used in deciding to choose DC Star Driving School and I have recommended my family and friends who are looking to learn how to drive to them. Would give more stars if I could.As of this past Saturday (NYE), I received my permanent driver's license in the mail. Thanks again Mr. Ish and Teddy. Read Less
Hanna A.
23 Nov 2016
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I had very little previous driving experience with my learner's permit before booking a package of four lessons (2*2h). The lessons were very effective, and I quickly felt comfortable driving even in ... Read More
I had very little previous driving experience with my learner's permit before booking a package of four lessons (2*2h). The lessons were very effective, and I quickly felt comfortable driving even in the city environment. On the day of my road test, I had a helpful extra hour of practice on the test routes and passed the test without trouble. Both instructors were encouraging, patient and gave prompt and helpful feedback. Read Less
Helen P.
8 Nov 2016
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Highly, highly recommend. I am 36 years old not from the USA and was very scared to go through the process of getting a DC licence. Based on the reviews in yelp I went with DC Star and am SO gald I di... Read More
Highly, highly recommend. I am 36 years old not from the USA and was very scared to go through the process of getting a DC licence. Based on the reviews in yelp I went with DC Star and am SO gald I did. II was taught by both Mr Ish and Teddy over the approximately 4 lessons  and it was a very positive experience. Their patience, calm and pragmatic instruction soothed my nerves  and raised my confidence and I passed at my first attempt at the practical exam. For less confident and mature learners - this is the only place to learn. Read Less
Jessica C.
7 Nov 2016
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I used DC Star driving school about 1 month ago. I used their discount for the 1 hour driving plus car usage for the road test and they booked a road test for me right after my driving lesson. They ar... Read More
I used DC Star driving school about 1 month ago. I used their discount for the 1 hour driving plus car usage for the road test and they booked a road test for me right after my driving lesson. They arranged all of this within a week of me calling them which was amazing! I had just failed a driving test (due to a silly mistake) and I really needed a license ASAP. The other driving school had told me I had to wait another 3 weeks as that was their next available road test spot so to hear that I could do my test again 6 days later was great! They were really nice and responsive on the phone when I explained my situation. I opted for the 1 hour driving lesson before the test just to make myself feel more comfortable. The instructor was really nice and made me feel really confident in my driving skills. No nerves this time at all when it came to the test! Really great service! Read Less
Nacera T.
22 Sep 2016
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Teddy and Mr. Hassan are both excellent instructors that know how to make you comfortable begin the wheels. I turned 30 this year and had been scared to drive all my life due to a very bad learning ex... Read More
Teddy and Mr. Hassan are both excellent instructors that know how to make you comfortable begin the wheels. I turned 30 this year and had been scared to drive all my life due to a very bad learning experience with my dad! They give you precious tips and make sure you don't pay extra lessons if you don't need to. I got my driving license after 13 hours of practice with them. Nothing else since I don't have a car in DC and had nobody to practice with. They also facilitated my test with the DMV, the car etc. I really felt everything was under control. If you're looking for excellent instructors with great attitude, no doubt this is where you have to go!Thank you so much! Read Less
Yoseph Mulugeta
1 Sep 2016
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DC Star Driving School provided an amazing experience teaching me every basic things I need to drive. I was absolutely satisfied with the training and appreciate the trainer being so humble, friendly ... Read More
DC Star Driving School provided an amazing experience teaching me every basic things I need to drive. I was absolutely satisfied with the training and appreciate the trainer being so humble, friendly and helpful. His knowledge, patience, and sense of humor were remarkable. I highly recommend every beginner to go to DC Star Driving School, as a student is only as good as his or her teacher. Keep it up, Tadi. Thanks!! Read Less
Revital Y.
3 Aug 2016
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I had a great experience learning to drive with Teddy. He was calm, patient, and gave me the confidence I didn't have. I took a total of three lessons, drove through the exam routes, and practiced var... Read More
I had a great experience learning to drive with Teddy. He was calm, patient, and gave me the confidence I didn't have. I took a total of three lessons, drove through the exam routes, and practiced various road skills, until both Teddy and I felt comfortable with my performance. Teddy was with me the day of my test as I used his car and he was encouraging and assured me that I'll do well. I passed my driving test the first time and Teddy gave me a big smile and high five, like I was his little sister whom he was so proud of. Overall, Teddy is the way to go. He's got such a nice way about him and he will teach you based on your skill level. He taught me so well I even drove in Israel! And if you know anything about driving in Israel you know those drivers aren't exactly what you would call patient or considerate........ Read Less
Rudaba N.
26 Jun 2016
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If I could give Teddy more than 5 stars I would. Wow! Just wow! Here's my story:I am not from the U.S. and up until I met Teddy and got behind the wheel, I was not familiar with U.S. roads and traffic... Read More
If I could give Teddy more than 5 stars I would. Wow! Just wow! Here's my story:I am not from the U.S. and up until I met Teddy and got behind the wheel, I was not familiar with U.S. roads and traffic rules. I have NEVER had to drive in my life. The 2-3 times I came close to driving was mostly stick-shift and the steering wheel was always on the right hand side of the vehicle. I have been in the U.S. for almost 5 years and only recently got my lazy self to apply for a learner's permit (which I then kept in my wallet and forgot about). A week before my learner's permit was about to expire, I freaked out as I did not want to take the stupid knowledge test again or go through DMV harassment. In a state of panic, I Yelped, Googled, talked to friends - "What should I do???" - There was just no way that I could get lessons or even a road skills test scheduled before August/Sept. I was about to give up when I came across Teddy. I called him and he picked up the phone immediately (other driving schools do NOT pick up or IF they pick up, there's an automated message or some rude, condescending operator acting like it is the worst thing in the world that you do not know how to drive). Teddy was so responsive, courteous, and assuring that I knew I would be in good hands with him and the other instructor Mr. Hassan. Teddy kept true to all his promises and delivered against all odds! He arranged my lessons on very short notice. I told him I need more hours and instead of not caring and making me pay for more hours, he assessed me and honestly said that I do not need more hours. He then worked around my crazy schedule, he somehow squeezed in a road skills test for me (miracle!!!), and dealt with all minor hiccups so amazingly, that I never felt like I was an idiot behind the wheel (even though I might have been at times haha). He treated me more like a friend than a customer, which is just the best thing ever. And guess what! I passed my test and got my license - exactly on the day my learner's permit was set to expire. Thank you Teddy! You are a miracle worker! And I wish you all the best. May your business continue to grow and may you never lose that nice, personal, loving touch you give in your lessons and customer service. Bravo! Read Less
Mohamed Hussen
23 Jun 2016
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Great school, with best customer service. Highly recommend them. They even book my road test for me & make me drive around on the exam routes.
Andy B.
28 Apr 2016
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When I was eight years old, my five-year-old little sister announced that something was tapping on the wall of her bedroom at night.  My parents thought she was full of shit, the way five-year-olds of... Read More
When I was eight years old, my five-year-old little sister announced that something was tapping on the wall of her bedroom at night.  My parents thought she was full of shit, the way five-year-olds often are.  But when they listened closely, they could hear it, too.  There was something in the wall, all right.  Something alive.That's when we started noticing the enormous, aggressive, terrifying stinging insects circling the corner of our house where her bedroom was.  And that's when we called Bee Busters.  Out came a young fellow in a white jumpsuit bearing the Bee Busters logo (a possibly copyright-infringing parody of the Ghostbusters logo), who identified the culprit as an unruly swarm of Continental Murder Bees or Brazilian Nightmare Wasps or whatever.  I was eight.  I don't remember.What I do remember is watching how calm and professional the guy was, and thinking about how weird it must be to have a job where you exclusively deal with completely wigged-out people.  Like being a Bee Buster.  Or an oncologist.  Or a guy who teaches terrified adults how to drive.Hi, I'm Andy, and I'm a 32-year-old adult with a college degree and a steady job.  And I just last week got my driver's license.  I can sort of defend this: I've lived in cities all my life, I legitimately hate cars, and I love both walking and public transportation.  But, yeah, at a certain point, I was just putting it off because I was afraid of driving and embarrassed that I hadn't gotten this taken care of sooner.  So after sixteen years of cadging rides from friends and watching bouncers roll their eyes at my District of Columbia Identification Card (on the back, in big letters, it says, "NOT A DRIVER'S LICENSE"), it was time.  You can't take your kid to the doctor in an Uber, y'know?In one brief rush of forward progress last year, I got a learner's permit, which I promptly stuck in a drawer.  And, with a week to go before it was set to expire, I set up a road test.  Then I finally made a good decision: I called Teddy.The point I want to make isn't that Teddy did a good job preparing me for the test.  He did, for sure; after two hours with Teddy, I felt entirely ready, and ended up getting a 93 out of 100.  He even helped to make the arrangements and let me use his car.  But, more importantly, Teddy tolerated my completely unacceptable level of anxiety with incredible patience and good humor.  At no point did he give voice to the glaringly obvious fact that it was pathetic for a grown-ass man to be learning how to change lanes, let alone having conniptions about it.  Instead, he managed to give me confidence in the stuff I was doing right and tell me what I was screwing up in a way that didn't immediately drive me into a panic attack.The day I went to take the test, I waited outside the DMV next to a Hispanic woman around my age holding a folder and waiting for an examiner.  Hey, I thought.  I'm not the only adult doing this.  Maybe there's nothing wrong with me.  Maybe all my fear and shame were misplaced.  Maybe this was always going to be fine.Then a teenager bounded up to her and screamed, "Mommy, I passed!"That's what life is like when you're a 32-year-old who doesn't have a driver's license.  And that's why I'm glad I asked Teddy to help me get one.  I mean, look, I passed the test, okay?  And you can, too, Fellow Adult.  But you and I both know that you're not shopping around for a driving instructor because you need driving instruction.  You need a guru who can get you through the boundless humiliation of learning to drive as a grown-up.  You need a coach who helps you not feel like vomiting at the thought of trying to park in a crowded lot.  You need a Bee Buster who will take on those Romanian Fighting Hornets with grace and equanimity, and not make you feel like a total dweeb for needing him in the first place.You need Teddy. Read Less
Robel Abebe
28 Nov 2015
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Instructor is really chill and patient , teaches you everything you need , you will feel more confident driving after his lessons and the price is great.
Joan Lwangu
8 Nov 2015
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The instructor is very patient because he realizes that the reason you went to him is because you did not know how to drive. He never shouts or puts the student down. AS a nervous person he worked wit... Read More
The instructor is very patient because he realizes that the reason you went to him is because you did not know how to drive. He never shouts or puts the student down. AS a nervous person he worked with me and I was able to pass my drivers test on the first trial. I would recommend him to anybody. He is the best driving instructor I have ever met. Thank you for teaching me to be a defensive driver. Additionally, never change the person you are. Joan Read Less
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DC Star Driving School

Washington, District of Columbia
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7603 Georgia Avenue Northwest
Washington District of Columbia 20012
Monday
07:00AM-21:00PM
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07:00AM-21:00PM
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Adam Lib
29 Aug 2018
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I had 5 lessons with DC Star leading up to my driving test with and they helped improve my confidence in driving and my ability to do so safely. They also helped me prepare for the test so I knew what... Read More
I had 5 lessons with DC Star leading up to my driving test with and they helped improve my confidence in driving and my ability to do so safely. They also helped me prepare for the test so I knew what to expect the day of. I would strongly recommend them. Read Less
Ram Hari Dahal
30 Apr 2018
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My instructor, Mr. Ish helped me learn very quickly and in a very professional way. Mr. Ike, who was my instructor during the 1 hour session before my test, helped me with my confidence before I took ... Read More
My instructor, Mr. Ish helped me learn very quickly and in a very professional way. Mr. Ike, who was my instructor during the 1 hour session before my test, helped me with my confidence before I took the road test. Both of the instructors were very helpful. I was able to pass the road test in my first attempt after taking only 6+1 hours of lesson with them. I highly recommend DC star to anyone who is looking to learn. Read Less
Jazzmen Troy
25 Mar 2018
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Absolutely love them.....very professional, very helpful and they will absolutely get you prepared and ready for the road test!!!!!!... I passed the road test my first try with a 90%..... highly reco... Read More
Absolutely love them.....very professional, very helpful and they will absolutely get you prepared and ready for the road test!!!!!!... I passed the road test my first try with a 90%..... highly recommend....Mr.Teddy is da man love-love- love him..... Read Less
b wheeler
16 Mar 2018
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Teddy is a terrific instructor. Very patient, yet very informative when it comes to pointing out details. He's a great teacher and makes you feel extremely comfortable behind the wheel. Kudos to Teddy... Read More
Teddy is a terrific instructor. Very patient, yet very informative when it comes to pointing out details. He's a great teacher and makes you feel extremely comfortable behind the wheel. Kudos to Teddy and DC Star Driving School. Read Less
Pratik Koirala
10 Feb 2018
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I was able to pass the DC Roadtest in my first attempt after taking only 6 hours of driving instruction with DC Star Driving School. Mr. Ish and Mr. Teddy were great instructors and I would highly rec... Read More
I was able to pass the DC Roadtest in my first attempt after taking only 6 hours of driving instruction with DC Star Driving School. Mr. Ish and Mr. Teddy were great instructors and I would highly recommend this driving school anyone looking to get a license or improve their driving skills. Read Less
Kay W
3 Feb 2018
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DC Star is hands down the best DRIVING SCHOOL in DC! I learned so much from Mr. Teddy and Mr. Ish they made me feel relaxed while driving. I was driving my friends and family car but DC STAR taught me... Read More
DC Star is hands down the best DRIVING SCHOOL in DC! I learned so much from Mr. Teddy and Mr. Ish they made me feel relaxed while driving. I was driving my friends and family car but DC STAR taught me more about lane changing, proper signal use and signs and regulations....I improved my fear of parking lol they have the cheapest behind the wheel training but their Quality of service is Exquisite. Good communication with reminders and updates on different instructors....I PASSED MY ROAD TEST TODAY ON THE FIRST TIME WITH MY LEARNERS EXPIRING NEXT MONTH AND ONLY DOING 8 HOURS OF BEHIND THE WHEEL IN DECEMBER! with them ❤ Read Less
Hermon Tekle
1 Aug 2017
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Teddy was the best instructor I could've had. It was overall quick and easy to practice with them. Highly recommended!
Bruck Zewge
30 Jul 2017
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I have learned a lot from this driving school. The training has changed me from beginner to expert driver and made me pass my exam with the first shot. Tedy is a very calm and good teacher who knows ... Read More
I have learned a lot from this driving school. The training has changed me from beginner to expert driver and made me pass my exam with the first shot. Tedy is a very calm and good teacher who knows all about how to train a student driver. I recommend the driving school to everyone. Thanks, Alegnita Read Less
Shawn C.
27 Jul 2017
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I am a 23 year old that, as of two weeks ago, had never drove (safe for maybe a few parking lots haha). However, that all needed to change when my company relocated me to DC. All of a sudden driving b... Read More
I am a 23 year old that, as of two weeks ago, had never drove (safe for maybe a few parking lots haha). However, that all needed to change when my company relocated me to DC. All of a sudden driving became a requirement. Enter DC Star Driving School and Mr. Ish, my instructor. Mr. Ish has always been on-time, very friendly and super patient. He's a great communicator and knows the test routes for DC inside and out. He listens to you and your goals. I had signed up for ten hours of instruction. Four hours in, on a Wednesday, I found a spot open up on Friday for the test. I quickly called DC star and they secured me their vehicle and even got me one final two hour lesson before the test. On the day of the test I was met on time and greeted with a car ready to go all backed into the stall. The instructors all know the examiners and seem to have a nice working relationship. With just six hours of BTW instruction I learned enough to pass the test. I look forward to my next six hours and appreciate their flexibility with me. Read Less
Vicky T.
17 Jul 2017
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I had the pleasure of learning from Teddy and Mr. Ish. With 3 driving lessons (6 hours) and 1 hour practice and car rental, I was well ready for the test. Their personalities were great! Both were rea... Read More
I had the pleasure of learning from Teddy and Mr. Ish. With 3 driving lessons (6 hours) and 1 hour practice and car rental, I was well ready for the test. Their personalities were great! Both were reassuring and positive, yet consistent with pointing out errors and giving plenty of opportunities to practice the tough areas more. Even more, they were professional and really cared about my success. I came in really nervous the day of the test. I thought that 6 hours may not have been enough time, but after practicing on a few potential test routes with Teddy, I was able to take my test confidently, on a car that I'd become familiar with, and pass the first time! I definitely recommend this school! Read Less
R. Tobe
9 Jun 2017
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Great experience. They greatly helped me to pass my road test. Definitely plan to go back to get more practice wth the tougher things!
Patricia F
14 May 2017
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Great driving school. The instructor, Mr. Ish, is great. He is very patient and knowledgeable. He will also tailor the class to your needs. The pricing is very competitive. Highly recommend this ... Read More
Great driving school. The instructor, Mr. Ish, is great. He is very patient and knowledgeable. He will also tailor the class to your needs. The pricing is very competitive. Highly recommend this driving school!! Read Less
Joseph G.
25 Apr 2017
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Great school with great instructor. I definitely recommend Mr ish or teddy and a driving trainer. Good price with great promation
Naomi N.
25 Apr 2017
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I already knew how to drive a little but was very nervous. My instructors were very patient and gave me the confidence to finally pass the road test! When the DMV cancelled my appointment, Star Drivin... Read More
I already knew how to drive a little but was very nervous. My instructors were very patient and gave me the confidence to finally pass the road test! When the DMV cancelled my appointment, Star Driving School was able to help me out so I had a stress-free experience. I cannot recommend them enough!!! Read Less
Irene Song
21 Apr 2017
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I'd recommend DC Star Driving School to anyone who wants to learn to drive. Both Teddy and Mr Ish are excellent instructors, anyone would be lucky to have them as driving teachers. I only learnt to dr... Read More
I'd recommend DC Star Driving School to anyone who wants to learn to drive. Both Teddy and Mr Ish are excellent instructors, anyone would be lucky to have them as driving teachers. I only learnt to drive at a later age and had an immense fear of driving but they got me through the driving test! Excellent instructors, excellent service, excellent experience. Hands-down 5 star recommendation. Read Less
Rebecca G.
1 Apr 2017
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Great driving school. Both instructors are clear, patient and helpful. I passed my road test after 13 hours of instruction total...couldn't be happier!
Shera N.
22 Mar 2017
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Highly recommend this driving school.  I had Mr.Teddy and Mr.Ish. Both are nice and knowledgeable. Even though I have some driving experiences before, they reminded me some details useful for road tes... Read More
Highly recommend this driving school.  I had Mr.Teddy and Mr.Ish. Both are nice and knowledgeable. Even though I have some driving experiences before, they reminded me some details useful for road test and real-world driving. They were barely on their phones during the practices and they made sure the practices always begin and end on time. I got my license in my first try thanks to D.C. Star driving school !! Read Less
Selima D.
11 Mar 2017
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Incredibly reasonable prices and I learnt a lot of little tricks before the test. Very polite, courteous,  knowledgeable, encouraging and patient staff, highly recommended!
Lay W.
8 Mar 2017
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Love this driving school. Learned how to drive with Mr. Ish and he is THE BEST teacher you could ask for. I also rented a car for my road test Mr. Teddy was on there before me. I took me around just t... Read More
Love this driving school. Learned how to drive with Mr. Ish and he is THE BEST teacher you could ask for. I also rented a car for my road test Mr. Teddy was on there before me. I took me around just to get a feel how the test would be and also explained everything they would be looking for to me. I highly recommend this school for anyone looking to learn or need a vehicle for the road test. Read Less
Shaquita H.
25 Feb 2017
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I absolutely love DC Star driving school. I failed my road test before and had anxiety about driving again. Teddy and his crew were awesome. They took their time with me and helped me perfect my drivi... Read More
I absolutely love DC Star driving school. I failed my road test before and had anxiety about driving again. Teddy and his crew were awesome. They took their time with me and helped me perfect my driving. I just took my road test again and passed. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a great driving school with affordable pricing and driver instructors that really care. Read Less
Bella R.
24 Feb 2017
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D.C. Star driving school is the best one ever. I knew my road test date at the last minute. They prepared for me everything within 24 hours. Mr. Ish is a very good instructor. He used to work as an ex... Read More
D.C. Star driving school is the best one ever. I knew my road test date at the last minute. They prepared for me everything within 24 hours. Mr. Ish is a very good instructor. He used to work as an examiner at Maryland. He knew every tricky for road test. I made practice with him for 2 hrs before my road test. Then Ted also helped me a lot. He arranged for me everything to rent a car for my road test. Because I let him knew that i had a road test one day ahead. They didn't have car to rent me. But he asked another school and everything was smooth. I've passed my road test because of them. Ted helped me willingly. Both instructors are very good and not like others. Prices are very reasonable and I want to advice that pls go to D.C.star. It's the best place to make practice and it was my real experience and I got my driver license at one time. Read Less
Donovan T.
1 Feb 2017
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My teacher through out the weeks I went to D.C. Star was Mr. Ish. He was very knowledgeable and gave me a ton of helpful tips that really got me where I needed to be to pass my road test on the first ... Read More
My teacher through out the weeks I went to D.C. Star was Mr. Ish. He was very knowledgeable and gave me a ton of helpful tips that really got me where I needed to be to pass my road test on the first try. We had maybe four of five lessons total and he took me from nothing but nerves to a really confident driver. I'm sure some of it had to do with simply being behind the wheel for hours but his patience really added to the experience. I also had a good billing experience here as well. When I booked my final road test I kept getting the date wrong and had to callback several times correcting myself. They were very nice about it and didn't seem upset to make the adjustments each time. When I went for the test they were with me as I stood in line and knew everything that I needed to do so that was pretty helpful as well. Highly recommend D.C. Star! Read Less
Sarah M.
7 Jan 2017
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I could not have made a better choice in a driving school. I'd put off getting a driver's license for some time, and had gotten to a point where I was anxious, unsure and pretty fearful of anything to... Read More
I could not have made a better choice in a driving school. I'd put off getting a driver's license for some time, and had gotten to a point where I was anxious, unsure and pretty fearful of anything to do with getting on the road. After just one session being instructed by Teddy (who is endlessly patient and calm), I felt far more prepared to be on the road. Both he and Mr. Ish were fantastic - they walked me through my weak spots step by step, explained best practices and rules, and helped me rehearse time and time again until I got it right. Teddy was always very responsive to e-mails and requests, and sent a reminder every evening before a driving lesson. Mr. Ish put me at ease, was incredibly thorough in his explanations, and got me feeling confident behind the wheel. I also booked car usage and practice before the road test obscenely early on a Saturday morning, and Teddy gamely got up to meet me and do one last practice run - I ended up passing on my first try! The rates are among the most reasonable in D.C., the teachers are calm, patient and informative, and I can't think of a single problem with the service. Seriously, if you need driving lessons in D.C. do not hesitate to call this school. Read Less
Clifton R.
2 Jan 2017
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Back in 2009 I was trained by 3 different people to drive and by the time I was done, I was barely comfortable to get around a parking lot. After my first 30 minute lesson with Mr. Ish, I was comforta... Read More
Back in 2009 I was trained by 3 different people to drive and by the time I was done, I was barely comfortable to get around a parking lot. After my first 30 minute lesson with Mr. Ish, I was comfortable to drive on any street. I initially booked 10 hours of training and when it finally came to my exam day, I decided to borrow their car, had the 1 hour practice before with Teddy and I passed the exam on my first try.Yelp was used in deciding to choose DC Star Driving School and I have recommended my family and friends who are looking to learn how to drive to them. Would give more stars if I could.As of this past Saturday (NYE), I received my permanent driver's license in the mail. Thanks again Mr. Ish and Teddy. Read Less
Hanna A.
23 Nov 2016
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I had very little previous driving experience with my learner's permit before booking a package of four lessons (2*2h). The lessons were very effective, and I quickly felt comfortable driving even in ... Read More
I had very little previous driving experience with my learner's permit before booking a package of four lessons (2*2h). The lessons were very effective, and I quickly felt comfortable driving even in the city environment. On the day of my road test, I had a helpful extra hour of practice on the test routes and passed the test without trouble. Both instructors were encouraging, patient and gave prompt and helpful feedback. Read Less
Helen P.
8 Nov 2016
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Highly, highly recommend. I am 36 years old not from the USA and was very scared to go through the process of getting a DC licence. Based on the reviews in yelp I went with DC Star and am SO gald I di... Read More
Highly, highly recommend. I am 36 years old not from the USA and was very scared to go through the process of getting a DC licence. Based on the reviews in yelp I went with DC Star and am SO gald I did. II was taught by both Mr Ish and Teddy over the approximately 4 lessons  and it was a very positive experience. Their patience, calm and pragmatic instruction soothed my nerves  and raised my confidence and I passed at my first attempt at the practical exam. For less confident and mature learners - this is the only place to learn. Read Less
Jessica C.
7 Nov 2016
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I used DC Star driving school about 1 month ago. I used their discount for the 1 hour driving plus car usage for the road test and they booked a road test for me right after my driving lesson. They ar... Read More
I used DC Star driving school about 1 month ago. I used their discount for the 1 hour driving plus car usage for the road test and they booked a road test for me right after my driving lesson. They arranged all of this within a week of me calling them which was amazing! I had just failed a driving test (due to a silly mistake) and I really needed a license ASAP. The other driving school had told me I had to wait another 3 weeks as that was their next available road test spot so to hear that I could do my test again 6 days later was great! They were really nice and responsive on the phone when I explained my situation. I opted for the 1 hour driving lesson before the test just to make myself feel more comfortable. The instructor was really nice and made me feel really confident in my driving skills. No nerves this time at all when it came to the test! Really great service! Read Less
Nacera T.
22 Sep 2016
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Teddy and Mr. Hassan are both excellent instructors that know how to make you comfortable begin the wheels. I turned 30 this year and had been scared to drive all my life due to a very bad learning ex... Read More
Teddy and Mr. Hassan are both excellent instructors that know how to make you comfortable begin the wheels. I turned 30 this year and had been scared to drive all my life due to a very bad learning experience with my dad! They give you precious tips and make sure you don't pay extra lessons if you don't need to. I got my driving license after 13 hours of practice with them. Nothing else since I don't have a car in DC and had nobody to practice with. They also facilitated my test with the DMV, the car etc. I really felt everything was under control. If you're looking for excellent instructors with great attitude, no doubt this is where you have to go!Thank you so much! Read Less
Yoseph Mulugeta
1 Sep 2016
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DC Star Driving School provided an amazing experience teaching me every basic things I need to drive. I was absolutely satisfied with the training and appreciate the trainer being so humble, friendly ... Read More
DC Star Driving School provided an amazing experience teaching me every basic things I need to drive. I was absolutely satisfied with the training and appreciate the trainer being so humble, friendly and helpful. His knowledge, patience, and sense of humor were remarkable. I highly recommend every beginner to go to DC Star Driving School, as a student is only as good as his or her teacher. Keep it up, Tadi. Thanks!! Read Less
Revital Y.
3 Aug 2016
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I had a great experience learning to drive with Teddy. He was calm, patient, and gave me the confidence I didn't have. I took a total of three lessons, drove through the exam routes, and practiced var... Read More
I had a great experience learning to drive with Teddy. He was calm, patient, and gave me the confidence I didn't have. I took a total of three lessons, drove through the exam routes, and practiced various road skills, until both Teddy and I felt comfortable with my performance. Teddy was with me the day of my test as I used his car and he was encouraging and assured me that I'll do well. I passed my driving test the first time and Teddy gave me a big smile and high five, like I was his little sister whom he was so proud of. Overall, Teddy is the way to go. He's got such a nice way about him and he will teach you based on your skill level. He taught me so well I even drove in Israel! And if you know anything about driving in Israel you know those drivers aren't exactly what you would call patient or considerate........ Read Less
Rudaba N.
26 Jun 2016
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If I could give Teddy more than 5 stars I would. Wow! Just wow! Here's my story:I am not from the U.S. and up until I met Teddy and got behind the wheel, I was not familiar with U.S. roads and traffic... Read More
If I could give Teddy more than 5 stars I would. Wow! Just wow! Here's my story:I am not from the U.S. and up until I met Teddy and got behind the wheel, I was not familiar with U.S. roads and traffic rules. I have NEVER had to drive in my life. The 2-3 times I came close to driving was mostly stick-shift and the steering wheel was always on the right hand side of the vehicle. I have been in the U.S. for almost 5 years and only recently got my lazy self to apply for a learner's permit (which I then kept in my wallet and forgot about). A week before my learner's permit was about to expire, I freaked out as I did not want to take the stupid knowledge test again or go through DMV harassment. In a state of panic, I Yelped, Googled, talked to friends - "What should I do???" - There was just no way that I could get lessons or even a road skills test scheduled before August/Sept. I was about to give up when I came across Teddy. I called him and he picked up the phone immediately (other driving schools do NOT pick up or IF they pick up, there's an automated message or some rude, condescending operator acting like it is the worst thing in the world that you do not know how to drive). Teddy was so responsive, courteous, and assuring that I knew I would be in good hands with him and the other instructor Mr. Hassan. Teddy kept true to all his promises and delivered against all odds! He arranged my lessons on very short notice. I told him I need more hours and instead of not caring and making me pay for more hours, he assessed me and honestly said that I do not need more hours. He then worked around my crazy schedule, he somehow squeezed in a road skills test for me (miracle!!!), and dealt with all minor hiccups so amazingly, that I never felt like I was an idiot behind the wheel (even though I might have been at times haha). He treated me more like a friend than a customer, which is just the best thing ever. And guess what! I passed my test and got my license - exactly on the day my learner's permit was set to expire. Thank you Teddy! You are a miracle worker! And I wish you all the best. May your business continue to grow and may you never lose that nice, personal, loving touch you give in your lessons and customer service. Bravo! Read Less
Mohamed Hussen
23 Jun 2016
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Great school, with best customer service. Highly recommend them. They even book my road test for me & make me drive around on the exam routes.
Andy B.
28 Apr 2016
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When I was eight years old, my five-year-old little sister announced that something was tapping on the wall of her bedroom at night.  My parents thought she was full of shit, the way five-year-olds of... Read More
When I was eight years old, my five-year-old little sister announced that something was tapping on the wall of her bedroom at night.  My parents thought she was full of shit, the way five-year-olds often are.  But when they listened closely, they could hear it, too.  There was something in the wall, all right.  Something alive.That's when we started noticing the enormous, aggressive, terrifying stinging insects circling the corner of our house where her bedroom was.  And that's when we called Bee Busters.  Out came a young fellow in a white jumpsuit bearing the Bee Busters logo (a possibly copyright-infringing parody of the Ghostbusters logo), who identified the culprit as an unruly swarm of Continental Murder Bees or Brazilian Nightmare Wasps or whatever.  I was eight.  I don't remember.What I do remember is watching how calm and professional the guy was, and thinking about how weird it must be to have a job where you exclusively deal with completely wigged-out people.  Like being a Bee Buster.  Or an oncologist.  Or a guy who teaches terrified adults how to drive.Hi, I'm Andy, and I'm a 32-year-old adult with a college degree and a steady job.  And I just last week got my driver's license.  I can sort of defend this: I've lived in cities all my life, I legitimately hate cars, and I love both walking and public transportation.  But, yeah, at a certain point, I was just putting it off because I was afraid of driving and embarrassed that I hadn't gotten this taken care of sooner.  So after sixteen years of cadging rides from friends and watching bouncers roll their eyes at my District of Columbia Identification Card (on the back, in big letters, it says, "NOT A DRIVER'S LICENSE"), it was time.  You can't take your kid to the doctor in an Uber, y'know?In one brief rush of forward progress last year, I got a learner's permit, which I promptly stuck in a drawer.  And, with a week to go before it was set to expire, I set up a road test.  Then I finally made a good decision: I called Teddy.The point I want to make isn't that Teddy did a good job preparing me for the test.  He did, for sure; after two hours with Teddy, I felt entirely ready, and ended up getting a 93 out of 100.  He even helped to make the arrangements and let me use his car.  But, more importantly, Teddy tolerated my completely unacceptable level of anxiety with incredible patience and good humor.  At no point did he give voice to the glaringly obvious fact that it was pathetic for a grown-ass man to be learning how to change lanes, let alone having conniptions about it.  Instead, he managed to give me confidence in the stuff I was doing right and tell me what I was screwing up in a way that didn't immediately drive me into a panic attack.The day I went to take the test, I waited outside the DMV next to a Hispanic woman around my age holding a folder and waiting for an examiner.  Hey, I thought.  I'm not the only adult doing this.  Maybe there's nothing wrong with me.  Maybe all my fear and shame were misplaced.  Maybe this was always going to be fine.Then a teenager bounded up to her and screamed, "Mommy, I passed!"That's what life is like when you're a 32-year-old who doesn't have a driver's license.  And that's why I'm glad I asked Teddy to help me get one.  I mean, look, I passed the test, okay?  And you can, too, Fellow Adult.  But you and I both know that you're not shopping around for a driving instructor because you need driving instruction.  You need a guru who can get you through the boundless humiliation of learning to drive as a grown-up.  You need a coach who helps you not feel like vomiting at the thought of trying to park in a crowded lot.  You need a Bee Buster who will take on those Romanian Fighting Hornets with grace and equanimity, and not make you feel like a total dweeb for needing him in the first place.You need Teddy. Read Less
Robel Abebe
28 Nov 2015
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Instructor is really chill and patient , teaches you everything you need , you will feel more confident driving after his lessons and the price is great.
Joan Lwangu
8 Nov 2015
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The instructor is very patient because he realizes that the reason you went to him is because you did not know how to drive. He never shouts or puts the student down. AS a nervous person he worked wit... Read More
The instructor is very patient because he realizes that the reason you went to him is because you did not know how to drive. He never shouts or puts the student down. AS a nervous person he worked with me and I was able to pass my drivers test on the first trial. I would recommend him to anybody. He is the best driving instructor I have ever met. Thank you for teaching me to be a defensive driver. Additionally, never change the person you are. Joan Read Less
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