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I just recently completed my driving course at Max Driving Academy and passed my ICBC driving test under Max's teaching. As an adult driver I was quite nervous about getting onto the road and passing the ICBC road test. Max has a great approach and starts at the basics. He is very detail oriented and ensures you understand all the rules of the road. When it came time for the test I felt very comfortable in my abilities due to Max. If you are a new driver I recommend taking a longer set of lessons so everything becomes second nature. If you have hesitations and are nervous about driving - give Max a call - you will feel confident after one lesson.
I was very nervous about taking the ICBC Road Test after failing it once. However, when I met Max, he made me feel confident about my driving skills and his teaching style was exactly what I needed. Now I have my BC Driver's License and have to thank Max for all the good advice he gave me and his patience when teaching me. I highly recommend Max Driving Academy to everyone, especially if you are a nervous student like me.
Max has been an excellent driving instructor. Compared to my previous instructor he taught me to drive safely, rather than to pass an ICBC road test. Max was very patient and made me feel confident in my ability. I am definitely going to refer Max Driving Academy to my friends and family.
Max is an excellent driving instructor, very punctual, patient and knowledgeable. I had zero driving experience before and by just taking a couple of lessons with Max I was able to pass my Class 7 Road Test in the first attempt. I definitely recommend Max Driving Academy for everybody who wants to learn how to drive safe and be a defensive driver. Thanks Max!
I enrolled in an intensive driving course with Max Driving Academy to combat some general driving anxiety. I found Max to be punctual, knowledgeable and patient. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a reliable driving instructor.
I`m an adult with the attention spam of a goldfish :). I`m originally from Argentina, and I had many bad driving habits. Max was very patient with me and helped me to correct my mistakes. Max also showed me how to be a kind and respectful driver. I passed the ICBC road exam in my first try after his lessons. Thanks Max!
I found Max to be a very competent driving instructor who possessed all the skills to help me acquire my Canadian driver's licence with a few lessons even though I hadn't driven in over six months since I'd left Europe.
Max is a wonderful driving instructor. I took two lessons with him and passed my Class 5 ICBC driving test the first time without any problems.
I passed my ICBC class 5 road test on my first try! As an adult learner that had been absent from driving for more than 9 years, I was very nervous about driving and passing the road test. Max was a very thorough and patient with me. He pointed out the bad habits I had and worked with me in eliminating them. He helped me build my confidence and even my examiner was impressed with my driving skills considering the 9 years absence. It doesn't hurt either that Max's rates are very reasonable. I highly recommend Max to anyone looking for driving instructor in the Lower Mainland. Thanks so much Max!
Max is an excellent driving instructor. I had no prior experience and under his training, I obtained my N license at first go. He enforces the concept of 'safe' driving throughout his lessons so that you won't pick any bad habits. I recommend Max Driving Academy for driving lessons especially those who are new since he is very helpful, thorough and patient in teaching all the necessary driving skills.
Max is an excellent driving instructor who is very professional, always punctual and easy to get along with. Every lesson I took with him was informative and useful to being a better driver on the road. To top that all off-perfect score on my class 5 ICBC driving exam! Booya! Thank you Max for all the excellent feedback you gave of my driving and correcting all of my bad habits. I would definitely recommend Max Driving Academy to anyone looking for a driving instructor in Vancouver.
Max was very patient, did not rush, and stayed calm with me. His instructions helped me make safe decisions, predict problems ahead, and learn how to avoid dangerous situations. It would not be a lie to say that I would still be a nervous and scared driver if I had not gone to Max Driving Academy!
Learning to drive with Max has been a pleasure. He is a patient and extremely helpful instructor who I would recommend to new and experienced drivers alike. His lessons are methodical and allow students to acquire safe driving techniques effortlessly. Under his guidance, I learned to drive safe and defensively for my Class 7 ICBC driver's license. Thanks again for everything Max!
Before I started taking lessons from Max Driving Academy, I had never even touched the steering wheel before. Max Driving Academy is efficient, patient, and a great school to choose when looking for driving lessons in Vancouver. Extremely flexible hours, consistency, and by far the most enjoyable. Thanks to Max, I had my license within a few months, with a few minimal lessons.
Before taking lessons with Max Driving Academy I had failed the ICBC class 7 road test twice and was extremely nervous about taking it again. I decided on his driving program through the reviews on this site and I can absolutely say I made the right choice. Passing the test and becoming a more observant driver were my main concerns. It had been a year since I had driven and in only 3 lessons with Max I was able to take the road test earlier than I expected and I passed it! Max was an accommodating and extremely helpful teacher, giving useful advice about the road test and showing me how to drive not only more safely, but more effectively and easily. The lessons were worth every penny and then some. I have gone from being a nervous and unsure driver to being confident behind the wheel. Thank you so much Max, you have no idea what this means to me!
As an adult learning to drive for the first time Max Driving Academy was a perfect choice for me. I am not used to being told what to do - but I quickly developed a strong respect for Max and his ability. Max misses nothing on the road, he doesn't just get you ready for the road test, he gets you ready for the road and being a safe, good driver. Max is no B.S. - if Max says you did a turn perfectly - you did a turn perfectly. And if Max says you didn't do the turn perfectly, he will make sure you learn how. Max is on time, communicates well and has reasonable rates. And I passed the road test on the first try. Thanks Max!
Before I started taking driving lessons with Max Driving Academy I was an extremely nervous driver. Max not only helped me overcome my fear of driving but also made it an enjoyable experience for me. He is a very patient driving instructor and extremely detail-oriented in his instructions. Max not only built my confidence and helped me pass my ICBC road test in the first try, but also drilled into me good driving habits that are going to stay with me in the long-run. If you are looking for a great driving instructor, Max is your guy! I would highly recommend Max Driving Academy to anyone.
After having taken a package of driving lessons through another school I still didn't feel 100% confident in my driving. I only needed a few driving classes with Max to feel self assured on the road and pass my road test with ease. He's a very patient instructor and doesn't make you feel like your mistakes are a reflection of your overall driving skill, which helped me gain confidence and learn that much quicker. My highway driving has improved as well thanks to a few classes with Max. I highly recommend Max Driving Academy!
Thanks to Max Driving Academy for well structured, thorough, and professional lessons. Max prepared me for ICBC Class 7 road test very well and surprisingly quickly. I will certainly recommend your lessons to anyone who asks.
Max is a great driving instructor with a lot of experience. I did not have a problem following his instructions and his tips on driving are excellent. He was patient and gladly answered any questions I had for him. He'll speak to you about his experiences and observations as a driver in Vancouver and I personally feel this is a great way to learn. I've always learned something new and improved my driving skill after each lesson. By the time I had to take the ICBC road test, his teaching methods didn't just help me pass but it has actually made me a better driver. I highly recommend him as an instructor.
A quick and painless way to learn how to drive.
Useful practical advice that can't be found in books.
Helping in understanding of the road safety and behavior.
Correction of bad habits in driving.
After an absence from driving of 2 years, I asked Max to help me prepare for my Class 5 ICBC road test; he accomplished much more than just to help me pass the road test. Through sharing of his personal and other's experiences, he was able to put into perspective the necessity of many maneuvers novice drivers find extraneous. He was an observant and patient instructor who never made me, the student, uncomfortable. It was easy to see that Max wanted his students to become the safest drivers possible. A highly recommended instructor.
I never thought that driving can become so easy for me so soon. But Max has a simple algorithm for every piece of it from making a clear turn to a perfect parking. I passed the ICBC road test the first time and it was because Max practiced with me everything that was on the test beforehand. He also makes good driving habits in you that you'll never forget (like that I shoulder check every time even when I am not the driver!!). Besides his great teaching method, he is super organized, and super patient with you. In another word, Max offers a great service for a great price.
Max is an excellent driving instructor. Max's goal was not to help me pass the ICBC road test in Vancouver but to help become a better driver. He gave me tips and instructions to make the road safer for me and for others. Thank you Max for being patient with me and for lifelong tips!
Max is an excellent driving instructor. His objectives are not to
just help you pass your ICBC road test but to make sure you understand how
to drive safely and why that is important. Max has high expectations
and want his students to do the right thing. That means, if he is
confident that you're doing well, you're probably going to do alright
for the road test! Thanks Max!
When I started my first driving lesson I was very nervous. But after that lesson I really enjoyed driving. At first I thought it would be boring and the instructor just shouting at you a lot but Max was a very patient instructor, I was able to have a good laugh with him during the lessons. Tried to work around my lifestyle where he could. He taught me how to drive and not just how to pass my ICBC road test.
Really enjoyed this experience! Thank you for everything!
Much appreciated and I will recommend Max Driving Academy to a friend.
Max Driving Academy is one of the best driving schools in Vancouver. You will not only pass your driving test, but also learn how to drive safely, which is what really matters. Max always arrives on time and his lessons are affordable. He is very patient and explains instruction in a clear and simple way. If you have any questions regarding driving don't hesitate asking, he actually encourages you to ask and gives you the clearest answers. I would recommend Max Driving Academy to anyone looking for a good driving instructor. Thanks a lot Max.
Max is your best choice for a driving instructor in Vancouver. He is a very patient person. And most importantly, Max teaches you how to drive safely. Besides the general teaching style, he would point out your minor bad habits and work on it until you drop it. This is very essential for many of us since we tend to ignore the fact that minor things could be quite dangerous. The price Max Driving Academy offers is affordable and I'm very glad that I've found such a driving instructor. I definitely recommend him to you.
Thank you Max.
Max is a great instructor and if you would like lessons I recommend him to everyone. He's inexpensive with
his pricing, I'm glad to find such a great instructor that gave me such safe and great driving techniques
to drive. Thank you Max.
Max Driving Academy is THE VERY BEST choice for everyone who needs driving lessons in Greater Vancouver area. Being an anxious person, it was crucial for me to have an experienced, calm and supportive instructor. Max was the very exact person I was looking for - always in time, very professional, flexible, super organized, patient and wise. It has been great exposure to Vancouver driving world. Each lesson was full of valuable tips, great techniques, and priceless advice. Would highly recommend Max to everyone who needs to acquire quality driving experience. Thank you Max for your dedication and diligence! Being so supportive and making every effort from your side made it possible for me to go through this tough period in my life in easier and more peaceful way. I feel safe and comfortable on the road now :)))
Tetyana, North Vancouver
Max provides great information during his lessons with excellent teaching on defensive driving. With his guidance and tips about the road test, I was able to pass on my first try. His road test package is also of great value, and I felt very comfortable on the day of my road test.
Tina, New Westminster
After several unsuccessful classes with an instructor that was recommended to me by a friend, I started searching craigslist for driving schools in Vancouver and found Max's page. The information given in the website caught my attention and I contacted Max and we met for a 1.5 hour lesson. Max was my second instructor. By this time I was already driving in Vancouver for almost six months using my driver's license from my home country and was accustomed to the driving conditions in Vancouver. However, I was only following basic instinct while driving, looking at the way cars move in general and learning from my day to day experiences on the road. I was not aware of the actual rules of the road required for passing the class 5 ICBC driving test. I wanted Max to look at my driving first, and then comment on whether I really do need further lessons. In Max's opinion I was a good driver, but had several minor mistakes. On my first meeting with Max, I spent 1.5 hours on the road with him in Vancouver and got to know all the necessary rules of the road, he pointed out the mistakes that I made and helped me improve my driving. By the end of the lesson I felt very comfortable and confident in taking the ICBC driving test. I would like to mention that Max was so efficient in his instructing that all this was done within 1.5 hours, whereas my first instructor took three classes of 3 hour duration. I took two more lessons with Max, one a few days before the road test and one on the day of the ICBC test and I passed the ICBC driving test. I used Max's car for the road test. I very much liked the fact that Max was always on time and never charged me for time spent on discussions/conversations between us. He was always well organized. His instructions were to the point and very clear. His rates are very affordable and well worth for what you get in return. Max makes sure that time is not wasted. The quality of Max's instructing is of the best I have ever come across. I would recommend him for anyone planning to take driving lessons in Lower Mainland.
I am very happy I chose Max as my driving instructor before my road test.
I took 1.5hr lesson before my ICBC road test with not much confidence.
During that time, I was showed everything I needed to know for the test and
I got some extra tips on how to become a defensive driver! On the
day of my road test, he showed me all the possible routes I could encounter,
which calmed me down a lot more. He was very polite, calm, helpful, patient, and
most of all, it is very affordable! I highly recommend Max Driving Academy.
As a full time working mother, Max Driving Academy was the best pick after detailed research of Driving Schools in Lower Mainland.
I highly recommend this school, because of the high quality service, flexibility of hours and professional attitude from the instructor.
As a newcomer to the province and exposed to driving environment with different driving regulations then my previous driving experience, I found that Max carefully adapted the driving lessons stressing on my weaknesses and fine tuning all new elements in detail. All driving lessons were carefully scheduled and adapted to my pace and preferences.
The car which I took the diving lessons was new and really well maintained, equipped with extra pedals for the instructor, which gave me a good feeling of extra security.
Learning with Max Driving Academy was very successfull for me, I got my BC driving license successfully after my first attempt!
Thank you and good luck!
I couldn't thank you enough for your time and effort in teaching me how to drive. Driving is probably one of the biggest milestones in a teenage life and I couldn't agree more. You helped me get there in no time at all. I have to say, I have been frustrated many times in learning how to drive. I may have not showed it, but perhaps it was reflected in my driving for the first couple classes. I am so grateful to have someone to teach me how to drive such as yourself. Your patience and wisdom is greatly appreciated; it is one of the greatest traits of any instructor no matter what skill.
To me you are one of my greatest instructors I have ever had to learn with. It was a wonderful and unforgettable experience. You never seem to be mad at me in any way. I keep hearing from my friends certain teachers are very impatient or scared or not confident. I am so glad to go to class and see a person who is so willing to give up his time with out a single sign of reluctance. You are like that Max.
I would definitely recommend you to any of my friends getting there class 7 or 5. There is nothing wrong with having you as a teacher. In fact you would probably be the best choice because a lot of the times, I can start a conversation and drive at the same time. The great thing about your teaching and patience is that you are interactive and can relate to a lot of teenagers. I feel that your experience on the road can be shared with students without a problem. So please Max, don't change anything. Keep up the great work and best of luck! Likely, you will be dealing with my girlfriend as soon as she gets her L.
Great deal for driving lessons. Driving instructor is very efficient, 100% recommended!
- clear and easy instructions
- calm attitude every time
- extra info given is very useful
- easy to talk to
- lessons are well taught
Not much more I can say, pretty much just an overall good experience. Thanks for helping me out with the driving.
I'm truly glad that I chose Max as my driving instructor. My lessons were scheduled thoughtfully throughout the week,
in time for the date of my ICBC road test as I purchased the package of 10 1.5 hour lessons. It's hard to work with someone new,
especially with driving, since I've never gotten behind the wheel before. He's patient, polite, funny and he understands well
which made me comfortable. He's also one of the honest people that I've met. He believed in me and I really miss him! I'll definitely
see him before my class 5 road test. :) Thank you Max for making driving safe and fun!!!
In June 2011 I passed knowledge test and started to shop around for a driving school to refresh my driving skills. I had 2 requirements, first of all instructor should know Russian, since I had problems with doing both: driving and speaking/listening English at the same time. Second, it should provide services in Vancouver area, and UBC in particular. That narrowed down my short list and Max Driving Academy was one of them. I decided to give it a try and do not regret now.
After a couple of training weeks I passed the road test for Class 5 Driver license with minimum number of errors (had only one for slow turn on the left at one intersection, but it wasn't my fault, traffic was heavy :) ).
I liked the most that instructor paid a lot of attention describing me tips and tricks of safe driving and told me how to adjust after hostile environment on the "wild" roads of the Russian Federation, which, I believe, was very helpful.
Finally I would like to say Thanks to Max once more and wish Good luck with Road test to new students.
Max Driving Academy gave quick and polite responses to all my questions in arranging a warm up lesson and use of the vehicle for my class 5 ICBC road test. The instructor corrected many of my bad habits and I passed the road test with no major issues. I would recommend using Max Driving Acadrmy because the instruction is effective and easy to understand.
I was able to learn how to drive and prepare for my class 7 ICBC road test in under two months with Max Driving Academy. I passed my road test from the first try and even got "very good road test!" written on my marking sheet. I am very satisfied with the quality of the lessons, because not only they prepare you for taking the test, but also for driving confidently on your own and making adequate decisions on the road.
My praise for the services I received from Max Driving Academy will always be positive. I was dealt in a professional way by Max who seemed eager to get my driving test passed as much as me. Max as driving tutor is professional and extremely helpful as well as clear on BC driving rules. Would 100% recommend Max to any individual trying to pass the BC drivers license test and moreover to people will to learn a defensive driving style. I passed my road test on the first try just after 4 classes with the academy. Thank You Max.
Max Driving Academy proved to be the most affordable, convenient service for me. I purchased the 10 hour driving session package, along with the warm up and driving test option. With my instructor's patience and driving knowledge, I was able to successfully learn how to drive in Vancouver, how to pass the B.C. driver's test and how to maneuver myself around downtown Vancouver, within a short 10 hour period. Of several, the most prominent factor of the driving lessons was my instructors flexibility with scheduling and availability, as well as the feature of being picked up and dropped off at the location of your choice. Learning to drive can become a stressful experience. My instructor's friendly, calm attitude made the experience enjoyable and with his help I was able to pass my first driving test with flying colours!
I really liked the fact that Max was able to teach me from scratch (from turning on the car to steering).
Also the fact that he knew the area quite well helped a lot.
Max didn't miss the mistakes I made and I think that led me to drive more carefully.