40 E 23RD St Ste 2, New York, NY | Directions 1001040.740437 -73.987246
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Flatiron District
I've had the pleasure of attaining my New York Driver's License through the Professional Driving School of the Americas.
The required 5-Hour Pre-Licensing Course Class they offered was informative, surprisingly enjoyable, and the staff was prompt, professional, and courteous throughout the whole process.
On my initial visit on Jan 10th, based on availability that same day, my DMV Road Test was originally scheduled for the 1st week of March.
Upon my request, they've fulfilled their promise to find and reschedule my DMV Road Test which took place on Feb 01, an appointment conveniently booked a month earlier than I expected.
In my busy line of work as a buyer/merchandiser in the fashion industry, all of my expectations were met.
I highly recommend the Professional Driving School of the Americas.
Thank you Wilma, Irene, Joyce (Shyness), and Manny for all your help and support.. Happy Valentine's Day!
All the best, Edward M.
I highly recommend this driving school. Jerry is a great instructor, he prepared for the road test and also to drive around NYC.
I highly recommend this driving school. – I had some driving experience abroad and needed a refresher course to get an American driving license. I took a five hour package with Jerry who is an excellent instructor. He prepared me for the road test which I passed the first time I took it. He explained me all the technicalities of driving in NYC and helped me to get rid of bad driving habits. His attitude was highly professional and he found an approach corresponding to my needs.
I also took two hours with Noel who is an excellent instructor too.
I highly recommend this driving school for both beginners and those who have some driving experience abroad and need to get an American driver license.
Pricey but worth it – Jerry - my instructor - was very helpful. I booked a road test package. He walked me through some of the things that they look for in the test, he was very patient. Taught me some really nifty tricks. The guys has 20 years worth of experience teaching how to drive. If you guys ever need this service, I recommend you asking for Jerry - he's good!
Highly recommend this School – I highly recommend this driving school. I completed my motorcycle license with Gerry, he was very informative and thorough, prior to the test we covered every single possible scenario which gives you all the confidence required to pass the test.
The cars and motocycles are in great condition too.
Thanks Gerry you're the best!
Highly recommended – On time, professional, very helpful. Passed my road test on my first attempt. I was in and out of the testing site in a matter of one hour.
Excellent NY Driving School – I wanted to get a NY license (already have Australian) and needed a company that could provide the 5 hour pre-licensing video. Had called 2 other companies who were pathetic ("oh we do not offer classes unless we get a minimum of 10 people), however I called the Professional Driving School and they offered a plethora of classes during the week and on the weekend, every week. I took the class and found out they also provide a package that provides 1.5 hours of driver training (aimed at those os us with experience), their driving school car and an experienced instructor. Thank you Teddy, you were amazing. He provided me with tips on reverse parking, where the actual exam would take place, and most importantly, calmed my nerves. I passed first go. Thanks to the school and most importantly Teddy. Amazing!
Highly recommend! – I took my road test today and I passed on my first attempt! The extra lesson and simulation road test before the actual test was very helpful. Not to mention it helps to be in a SUV in this winter weather. Gerry is an AMAZING instructor! Learning to drive in the city is challenging but has its benefits as I was able to learn a lot from from all the difficult situations I encountered being in the city. I would class myself as nervous driver, but Gerry helped me feel confident and relaxed getting behind the wheel. He is very patient and calm at giving instructions. Overall, I had a positive experience with the driving school. The office staff are all very courteous and professional to deal with. The pickups and drop-offs are a huge plus for me since I work full time and I was able to schedule lessons during my lunch hour. I would definitely go back for more advanced lessons later on.
IN RESPONSE TO DAVIDFA'S REVIEW – We highly encourage feedback from our clients because it is from these comments that validate our strengths and allow us to improve on our weaknesses. That's why we would like to thank Mr. David for posting this comment. One of our main goals here at PDSA is to cater to our clients' needs. In our 21 years in the business we pride ourselves in giving clients a personalized experience with the instructors and associates alike. That's why we're able to establish a strong base of clients along the way. We do our best to rectify complaints by taking the time to call clients and offer them solutions for the inconvenience the school may have caused them. So we're ALWAYS well aware of clients who may have been dissatisfied in the past. Investigating further on this we log all complaints we receive from clients and upon reviewing our records no indication of any complaint has been filed pertaining to this incident. We also haven't received any actual complaint regarding this matter and if we did we would've taken the time out to call Mr. David personally to make things right as we would always do. So Mr. David, you are certainly more than welcome to give us a call to let us know firsthand about your experience here at our school so we can make things right. We are even going to offer you a big discount just for the inconvenience. We'll gladly wait for your call. And if no one calls then we doubt the validity of this claim.
TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE!!! BEWARE!!! – TERRIBLE!!! I did the 10-hour class package. The instructor, Berchel, did not prepare me for the test at all. He constantly acted like he didn't care, checking his phone every five minutes, even taking phone calls during the lesson. Constantly led me into streets where we had to stand in traffic. He was nonchalant and kept telling me "fine, fine, you're ready" so I thought I was in good shape and didn't complain. When I finally took the road test, it turned out my driving was completely subpar - I failed it miserably. When I complained, the manager was unhelpful and rude. I feel thoroughly scammed. Can't speak for the other instructors, but I was extremely dissatisfied with Berchel and with the management's accountability. DO NOT USE!!!
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