BRANDON IS THE WAY TO GO ✨!! It was an amazing experience. I am glad I found you guys . Brandon is so helpful and will make you laugh to kill the nerves and help you pass and give you plenty of detail and his encouraging reports are the best , helped me feel more confident!!
Cant say enough about Cole and his staff. My niece was successful in getting her license. She raves about the patience and humor of Cole and Jason. Thank you!
Did both lessons for the 3 in 3 driving- Brandon was very informative throughout the sessions. I feel well prepared to pass the extended road test!
Alafia Driving Academy is really good- https://www.alafiadrivingacademy.com You can schedule the lessons on their website. My daughter's favorite instructor was Cole Dolmseth. He found a way to make the lessons fun and memorable for her. They provide great feedback after each lesson for parents, too, so you can be aware of what your kids are learning for each visit. We also really appreciated his final lesson before she got her license - he was able to give her all the pointers she needed to be successful for the behind the wheel test. Super great company!
I also recommend Cole at Alafia Driving Academy. He is so calm and very good with the kids. My son loved him and looked forward to driving with him. Cole took him out on the highway, in the rain, and all over our crazy traffic area. My son is now 19 and confidently drives in and out of the city, over to the St. Pete beaches, to Boca Raton (where he goes to college), and even up to Georgia several times. I attribute much of his driving skill to Cole. Worth every penny.
Thank you so much Brandon. You are the best instructor on the planet!
Brandon is the absolute best! I had taken driving classes in the past but due to life circumstances never got around to taking the road test. When I moved from NYC to FL, I didn’t have any other option but to get my Driver's License. Brandon helped me master the techniques and I passed my road test. I had failed previously due to parking. You will not regret taking a course with him!
I just want to thank you guys so much for all that you have done to help our daughter with her driving! She is a MUCH more confident driver and I know that she will pass her test with no problems!
Jason, I can’t thank you enough for all your time, guidance, knowledge and patience. You’ve help me really achieve something! Thank you so much for your patience and your funny stories! Thanks for being a Great Driving Instructor, you’ve helped me become a more confident driver and a whole new world of independence opened up for me! :-D
Thank you! Our daughter's driving confidence has absolutely soared with these lessons. I can’t thank you enough. Truly I appreciate all the you help and your professionalism. Thank you.
I attended the Alafia Driving Academy a few weeks after I received my permit. My instructor Brandon was amazing he worked with me for 6 lessons. Throughout those 6 lessons we covered everything from parking skills to driving on the interstate. He made the lessons something to look forward to, we engaged in small talk and learned that we actually share a lot of common interests while still focusing on driving. Since I took my lessons during the COVID-19 pandemic. My instructor made sure to wipe down the wheel and other common buttons and knobs in the car, we both wore a masks during the lessons. Although the price may seem a little bit up there but for the information that you receive it's definitely worth it. Needless to say my experience was phenomenal and if you're looking for a driving school in the Bay Area. The Alafia Driving Academy is the way to go.
Brandon is very professional on what he does, excellent job!
The Alafia team are amazing! Very professional at every stage of the process. Honest evaluation of your student's strengths and weaknesses. Highly recommended!
Cole and his team are excellent instructors. Very honest and professional. I highly recommend this...
All is good. We got more lessons. Brandon was very courteous and nice!!! Highly recommend!
I took my road test yesterday and passed with a 100! Thank you for the lessons, I couldn't have done it without you Brandon!
Cole Dolmseth is a rockstar! He was able to get my daughter on the road, teach her practical skills that she remembers, and made it such a fun experience that she raves about him. Not only is he an excellent driving instructor, he also gives excellent feedback after every lesson. I am so glad we found him - the skills he teaches are priceless.
David has had a great learning experience with Brandon Anderson, he had 10 hrs of practice, he is already driving very well, Brandon is a great instructor,he knows how to treat teens, he is patient, always on time, very respectful, kudos for him, business with Alafia Academy was great, it's very well organized
Thank you so much for the amazing experience we have had so far. My daughter is only two classes in but I knew immediately it was the best decision ever! We are so grateful for your services and can't wait for the next session!
Angelina was extremely excited when she got home. Thank you so much and we will see you next week!
Thank you so very much for helping make another success story. We could not have done it without you. You have been awesome and I will recommend you over and over!
Alafia Driving Academy, and Hubert have helped my grandson's confidence in his driving ability. The tasks given to him by the instructor and seeing the routine reports after each lesson help assure us that he is being taught the necessary lessons Well worth the cost.
Thank you so much Hubert! I really appreciate the time and patience you've taken with Serenity. I probably would have screamed if I was in the car with her. 😊
Thank you ! Lesson and tips was very helpful.. everything we did -especially the sudden stop and the up hill question .. I nailed it!.. I'm happy I took the practice course 😃
It is a good school, the tutors are highly knowledgeable. the tutor Hubert is very good at what he does. keep up the good work.
Alafia Driving Academy has done a great job and I feel they provide a safe and knowledgeable driving experience for their student drivers. I would give them a A+++ recommendation.
Thank you for the report! Thank you for yesterday's session. It was very beneficial and I am very happy I made the decision to choose Alafia! Thank you for your support! Looking forward to tomorrow!
We can't thank you enough for all you did help our son get his license. He did great!
After taking there class, my son passed his test with flying colors. The instructor was on point with giving him only what he needed to pass and not over loading him with useless information. Great job guys and thank you.
I cannot tell you how much I appreciate you making our son feel comfortable and accepted. This is rare for him and seeing the joy and confidence in him when you two return was priceless. I cannot thank you enough for giving that to him yesterday. We will make a couple more appointments to possibly work the mall area as you suggested as well as parking then of course the test. Thank you again for such an exceptional first lesson!
Fantastic service. Instructor was very helpful and experienced. Really looking forward to future lessons!
There is no one better to teach your nervous teenager to drive than the Alafia Driving Academy! We are absolutely thrilled with what all the instructors at Alafia were able to do to help our teenager learn how to drive. There is literally no one more calmer than Cole and his staff!
Cole is very patient and has an awesome personality. I would recommend him to any new driver in the Tampa Bay area!
Both of my boys are excellent drivers. Highly recommend!! Do not let your teen get a license without sending them here first. I feel very comfortable with both boys behind the wheel. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Everything was great! I really loved driving with Jackie and connecting with her. :-D
Hi there, I just wanted to let you know that my granddaughter drove me from her house to the mall. We went there by 301. She drove me back to Apollo Beach on I-75. I can’t tell you how impressed I was with her driving! I feel really good about what you have taught her. This would have never happened so fast without your school. It was certainly money well spent. I was afraid I would be nervous riding with her but I never was. Thank you, Linda S
Thank you so much. I had fun and I feel like you made it easy to learn to drive a manual transmission. You are a great instructor and I will definitely recommend you to others!
Hey Cole, Thanks again for all the help! I’m pretty confident that I have the basic hang of it now and will be pretty good soon with some practice! You really are a great instructor and helped make all of this much easier by explaining it so well. I think where I need to improve is really focusing on what I’m doing in the beginning without getting mentally lazy and I’ll be well on my way. However, definitely much room for improvement. Have a great evening and I’ll be sure to send you pictures of the new car!
Jackie, Thanks so much! You are a great drivers ed instructor :-D!
Rachel was a great teacher and very experienced driver. She was calm and encouraging, gave great feedback and conversation. Definitely appreciate her help and will be going back to Alafia for future lessons with even more of their drivers!
Thanks so much for teaching me to drive. You were way more patient than Mom!
I would highly recommend this place to anyone learning or just trying to get more practice behind the wheel... :-D
Excellent lesson! You really need to implement the "Tip" portion on the billing! ☺
I don’t even know where to begin with my recommendation! When my son got his permit a year and a half ago I was very apprehensive about teaching him how to drive. I am so LUCKY and so BLESSED to have found them!! I knew IMMEDIATELY that Cole was going to be the one (whether he likes it or not! :-D) to teach him how to drive...AND to calm this Mom’s nerves! I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor! Patiently and lovingly with splash of sarcasm (ie MY PATENTING style), he taught him how to drive. My son took his test yesterday and PASSED! If you EVER think of having driving instructions for your child, you need to look no further than Alafia Driving Academy! Thank you and THANKS Cole!!! ❤️
I felt soo good!! Thanks for everything was amazing class!
My daughter had her final (of 7) lesson yesterday with Rachel at Alafia Driving Academy. She really put my daughter at ease and is thorough, patient, and makes sure all questions are answered. She was very encouraging (not to mention appropriately humorous :-D) to her in person and in the post-reports she sent via email.
I can't thank Cole enough for the lessons he provided to my son! I now feel confident putting my child on the road! He was professional and on time!!! Thank you Cole!!!
Thanks for being such a good teacher! He really enjoyed the lessons with you.
Thank you guys for the excellent lessons you have provided my son. He will be taking his test on Monday and has been very happy with Hubert!
I would recommend Alafia driving school to anyone. I am in a different state and was able to coordinate lessons for my daughter. Cole and Rachel were excellent. Thank you Rachel for your patience and expertise teaching a very nervous and scared young lady to drive. I appreciate your great attitude and non-intimidating approach to teach her the proper skills to drive and be safe. The daily reports and map of routes taken were very informative. You helped build her confidence and she passed her driving test! Yahoo! Thank you for the peace of mind!
I had an absolutely WONDERFUL experience with the Alfaia driving academy!! I already had a license, but never drove after getting it while in NYC, so I was practically a brand new driver going into these lessons. I was EXTREMELY nervous going into my first two lessons, I had Rachel for my first and she had a calm and relaxed demeanor and really helped me master basic driving skills and parking. For the rest of my six lessons I had Hubert, who was an amazing instructor! He has a very calm demeanor and is very encouraging and he pays excellent attention to skills that you need to improve. He will give you appropriate credit/praise when you improve/master other driving skills. I have had instructors at other schools scold and yell at me for making mistakes, but with Hubert he makes sure to point out your mistakes from a genuine and kind place, which made for a positive and excellent learning experience. Hubert did an excellent job teaching me about safe and even some defensive driving. By my last lesson, I felt very confident in my skills thus far and was ready to purchase a car. I HIGHLY recommend this program, it’s worth every penny. *P.S. I completed the 10-hour package of lessons
Wanted to take a shift class here and this place is completely unreliable. Tried to schedule two appointments but the car was getting repaired each time. On the third try I got an appointment. Drive all the way from Orlando to only find 15 minutes before arriving that the car broke again from the previous student and they'd have to get back to me. Waste of time. Yes Natalia you are correct. Again, I'd like to apologize for wasting your time. The student before you literally broke the clutch in the car, and I was stuck in a parking lot for an hour waiting for a tow. It just wouldn’t go into gear. Unfortunately, these things happen and I’m sorry that you wasted your morning driving out here, for no reason. Once the car is back in service, I’ll shoot you and email and let you know what’s going on, perhaps we’ll be able to get something set up. Cole Dolmseth Alafia Driving Academy
Couldn't recommend Alafia any more. I came to them wanting to learn to drive stick. They are nearly the only ones in the state to teach that and Cole was great to learn from! I picked it up quicker than I thought I would and and that's thanks to his great attitude and patience. Thank you much
My daughter had an awesome stick shift lesson with Cole. It was such an educational, fun and non-intimidating experience for her. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
Good Evening Mr. Hubert, We just wanted to let you know that Dylan passed his test today! The examiner actually came over to us after and told us that he got a Perfect Score!! Thank you for being an excellent teacher!! Please pass this along to your boss so he knows how much we appreciate all the lessons you did with Dylan. Thanks so much!
I highly recommend Alafia Driving School. They have very competent instructors. Hubert, one of their instructors, can turn a very nervous NEW teenage driver into a very confident skilled driver. That's amazing! THANK YOU.
Dear Mr. Desselle, David passed his test first try yesterday. He credits your instruction as to giving him extra confidence. I want to thank you for your time and attentiveness. If ever someone needs lessons I will recommend you. Regards, Lee S
Thank you A LOT!!! I’ll definitely let you know how my test went and send you a picture with my license! You are just the best instructor ever!! :-D
Great stick shift lesson with Cole tonight! We went over every situation of manual driving such as working the clutch without gas,starting and stopping, upshifting, downshifting, uphill starts and balancing. I learned a lot and feel pretty confident I can now practice on my own to become a pro! Thanks Cole!
You're the coolest old guy I've ever met!
My 16 year son had his first driving lesson yesterday with Hubert. I have been trying to teach him how to drive but it was becoming too nerve racking for me. I have to say that I am very pleased with the instructor. Today my son and I went for a drive and even after only one lesson I could see the difference and improvement in his driving. He took extra care in checking all his mirrors and looking around before leaving the driveway on reverse. :-D He did some nice U-turns with me for the first time :-D. I felt more secure for both of us on the road. I will definitely have him do some more lessons. It is worth knowing that they are learning how to drive the right and safe way.
Five Stars! ★★★★★
Oh, thank you so much for the report! You are a good and fun teacher! =)) I wasn’t as nervous as I thought I would be =)
Thank you!!! The lesson and tips was very helpful... everything we did especially the sudden stop and the up hill question .. I nailed .. happy I took the practice course :-D
Amazing instructors, best place to learn how to drive and be confident in your driving skills.
I can't say enough about the peace of mind we have after our new driver took lessons with Cole and his team! He has been driving on his own for 2 months already and is doing great behind the wheel! Thank you Cole for bringing this wonderful service to our community. I can't recommend them more!
Miss Rachel, I finally got my driver's license today!!! I owe you a thanks for preparing for this important step in my life. Thank you so much and have a wonderful day!
Alafia is TERRIFIC! Their lessons helped my son feel comfortable and confident behind the wheel!
Thank you for giving my daughter an extra boost of confidence before she receives her Drivers license in a couple of months. We appreciate you!
I signed my son up to have a stick shift driving lesson. Cole, is a great teacher, very patient, kind and competent in what he does. He takes the student through the process step by step giving them different situations of what could happen and how to respond. He bonds with the student so it’s not stressful. My son was a quick learner and Cole didn’t waste any time, he took him on the road within 30 minutes. I highly recommend Alafia Driving Academy and Cole in particular!!! He is a wonderful teacher and very professional!
Awesome lesson, thank you so much! You guys are THE BEST!! Will schedule again asap!!
A big thank you!! You made this process very comfortable for me and am truly grateful.
Cole was the right choice for our daughter's interstate driving lesson! After speaking on the phone with him, I knew Cole was the right person for a task that neither my husband or I wanted to do! The lesson was a success and my expectations were exceeded! Thank you!
Rachael was great!
We ended up using the Alafia Driving Academy after wasting our time and money on the place near the airport. Love them!!! I can't recommend them highly enough!
First of all, I’d like to thank Kyle, he is very professional, a great instructor. Booked two and half weeks ahead, however, it’s worth the wait though. I drove from Orlando to Valrico just to learn manual stick shift in a real world driving, although I learned knowledge from you tube how to drive stick shift, it is really different when applying it in real clutch and stick shift. Kyle emphasized the very basic of clutch well enough, how it works in real touch, and how it differs from any kind of cars. To sum it up, it was fun two hours driving a manual stick shift even though I’m age 50 plus. I still need to practice more, and gain more confidence, but the bottom line is, I can buy now a manual transmission car, and drive it home. Well done Kyle, keep up the good work, thanks again.
I signed my son up for driving lessons after he failed his driving test twice. I signed him up for 10 90 minute lessons plus a "Trip to DMV" and it was money well spent. Cole was an amazing instructor and has a great personality. He books up really quick so I suggest booking a few weeks of lessons at a time to avoid waiting a long time to get an appointment. All of my son's lessons were done with Cole and one with Roy. They take the students all over including the interstate and go over what is on the DMV test.After each lesson, you get an email report that has a gps track of where they went and let you know what you did right and what you could improve on. You may even get a video of something that happened during the lesson or photos. My son ended up passing his driving test and now has his license. I am so very thankful to Cole for the patience to help my son become a better driver.
My son had his 1st lesson today with Alafia. There are no words to express my appreciation & satisfaction!! I will definitely recommend you to all my friends who has kids that will be driving soon. CJ is home safe & sound. I can relax now !! His instructor today was Cole. There are no words to express my appreciation & satisfaction. He provided us with a map showing every where CJ drove today and a report of how he did & what he needs to work on. I did not teach my girls to drive. I myself still do not drive on the interstate unless I absolutely have to. (Cole gave me his card for lessons too :-) ) This place is exactly what we needed. I already feel so much better about CJ driving in this crazy WC traffic. If there's any other parents out there like me who just don't have thick enough skin to go through the process with their new drivers this place is definitely worth every penny.
Thank you Cole, Jackie and Roy! My daughter passed her road test the first time with a perfect "100" score! She felt very safe and secure with all three of her instructors. Very professional and reliable company. Highly recommend!!!
Thank you sooooooooooooo much for all the lessons and patience and humor and love for your students, without you she would have rode the bus forever :) In about 10 years J and J will come to you :))))
A big thank you to Cole! Without his help, and the love and support of my friends and family I would not have walked away with my license today!
Rachel was very helpful and patience with our driver. Thanks for all the help getting us thru this process!!
The woman who took me out, Rachel, was extremely nice and patient. I am so glad I chose this driving school!
Finally my brother got his license on May 19, by God's grace and with all the information and skills Rachel taught him, he passed! Many, many thank you. It was really worth enrolling in your academy...
Top of the line company! Kyle was a great instructor and gave very thorough instructions!
These guys are the best! Highly recommended! Did a great job with my husband and would recommend to anyone! Lovely people!
You guys are great!
This company is as good as it gets! I spoke with Cole, he moved some things around and he got me exactly what I needed. Kyle was very thorough and a great instructor. Special thanks to the 'Boss Lady' for letting me hit those gears in her car! Top of the line company! #NHRA#NEED4SPEED
My son had a ton of lessons with Mr. Cole. Mr. Cole made Brett feel comfortable. Brett also loved Mr. Cole's stories and antidotes. Brett passed his test today! Mr. Cole you were right! Brett could do it all along but needed the confidence within himself. Thanks so much!!!!
Thanks for the feedback. I really appreciate it, and you easing my nerves... ;-) I will be sure to recommend you to his friend's parents who have the same apprehensions as me! Thanks again! Dawn
First, I would like to thank my fans/Instructors (Anthony, Cole). With their time and guidance, I finally have my driver's license. I started with Anthony who puts me at ease helping me master changing lanes. Finally Cole who gave me the guidance and the preparation for the test but most importantly the vote of confidence throughout that I could do it. I did. It was a great experience. I still have more to learn, but I know who to ask for lessons or questions: Alafia Driving Academy. I would highly recommend their service. Thanks Guys!
After reading the great reviews we were excited to find a good school for my gf, we book an appointment. Then the instructor canceled on us last minute. So we rebooked with another instructor (Next available appointment was a month out), just to have her cancel the morning of the lesson. Since your instructors dont value our time and cant stick to the scheduled times, we will find another company to work with.
Thank you so much Roy for helping me get my license!
Thanks so much for everything! The manual class was awesome and exactly as fun and instructive as I hoped it would be. It was truly an amazing experience! Thanks! Aurora
Congratulations to all you; especially my granddaughter. Great job. Thank you for all you have done. It is not an easy job to teach someone to drive. I tried and failed miserably 😝 Reba
Hi guys. Hope you are all doing well. I have been driving and it's been going really well. You guys would be proud. I drove at night for the first time today and despite me screaming and making strange noises lol I survived!!!
Y’know, it’s like I’m just driving with a friend and they’re just giving me pointers... It’s not at all like my mother yelling at me...
The DMV Prep Lesson really put my granddaughter at ease before her test!
Excellent. I would highly recommend!!!
Cole was very encouraging and really worked well with my 16 year old son, making him feel like he could do it. After every lesson, my son was more confident in his ability and eager to drive. Cole always answered my questions (being an anxious mom, I had many). I would highly recommend this service.
Anthony, This is very nice to read your encouraging email. I told my parents and husband yesterday how good progress that I am making. Thank you. I am looking forward to Sunday's lesson!
I enjoyed my first "real" ride with you! and enjoy reading your professional report about my first class! i am looking forward for our next class Thanks!
Thanks Anthony. You are so encouraging and u filled me up with confidence during ur class. That helped me a lot and I didn't feel nervous in the car. You are a superb instructor.
Thank you Anthony! I've learned many things from you. Thank you for sharing knowledge about driving a car. Right now i start driving on interstate with little shaking but I'm pretty sure I will become better at it!
The instructor explained everything very clearly, very nice person!
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My daughter was terrified of driving so we signed her up with Alafia. It was a great decision. Cole is so relaxed and fun to be with that all her anxiety went away. She just passed her test and said she was going to miss him...
Great experience and well worth the money! The instructor, Cole, was very patient and professional. Highly recommend this company to anyone trying to learn to drive either automatic or manual. I actually had fun!
My wife was very scared of driving. after taking lessons with both Anthony and Cole, She loves it !!!!! not only she was she scared but she is also from Thailand as well. They have worked with her and she cant wait to get a car !!! and with the reports I get after every lesson, I know she is doing great as well I have peace of mind !!!!
I just got my license! This school has been truly amazing and will have to say Anthony is the Best. Since the first lesson after literally and figuratively "breaking" his rule he was completely calm about the situation. After that he will joke about that day and in a way helped with my confidence in my driving lesson after lesson. Also getting ready for the driving test was Spot on, so the test was actually easy! I will continue to recommend this school to EVERYONE. Thanks a million Alafia Driving Academy!
I have always been very nervous about driving. I lived in Japan when I was 16, where people drive on the left side of the road. I chose not to learn how to drive there, because I didn't want to return stateside and veer onto oncoming traffic. When we did return to Florida, I waited until I was 17 to get my permit, and only drove a handful of times. One of those times ended with me dinging a car in a parking lot, and the other with me getting honked at aggressively for going 30 on a 40 mph road. Needless to say, the idea of being FORCED to drive for 2 weeks was terrifying! I considered faking sickness to get out of my first lesson with Alafia Driving Academy. But I went, and I somehow survived. And I survived the next the lesson, and the next, and the next. My instructor Anthony was very helpful and fun, and he only made a couple mean jokes. The lessons flew by, and I became confident in my skillz (but not overly so, because again, Anthony would make a disparaging remark and put me down, haha) After 10 hours of driving, Anthony and I were both alive, the car was in one piece, and I hadn't been honked at once! Not even on the highway, which he tricked me into going on. We made an appointment at the DMV a couple days after my last lesson, and I got a perfect score on my test! I'm so glad that ADA was around, or else I'd probably have ended up walking everywhere for the rest of my life!
Overall I had a great experience! The idea of driving use to terrify me but after multiple lessons and a very patient instructor, Anthony Contrata, I was able to overcome my fear, become confident with driving and pass the driving exam. Thank you so much; highly recommend taking lessons from them!
Everything was amazing and Kyle was a wonderful teacher. I can't wait to go driving with him again!
I had my second 2-hour manual lesson today. I had my first with Cole and my second with Kyle. They are both great instructors as well as great people. It was never uncomfortable when i made mistakes, we laughed it off. There was great conversation as well, two hours can be a lot of time in a car with someone. I enjoyed it immensely and just test drove my first manual car today! (Golf GTI) I wouldn't have been able to do it without your help, thanks a lot guys!
Thanks for the ABS training and all other "emergency" skills you went over with our son. I am glad we signed up with you. You have given him tremendous confidence. He really enjoys the lessons!
Awesome... I love the photos!!!! Thank you Anthony for all you do, you make me feel much better as a nervous parent.
Alafia Driving Academy is the best school for first time drivers in the Tampa Bay Area! The instructors were very helpful and patient, which taught my daughter a lot and would definitely recommend them to other new drivers! Thank you for having professional instructors who gave her the skill and confidence to take the driving test and pass on the first try!
Alafia Driving Academy is excellent! I did the ten-hour lesson package with Anthony. When I first began my lessons I was a nervous wreck full of anxiety! Anthony really boosted my confidence in driving and now I want to drive all the time!!! My experience with this driving school was the best!
Thank you Anthony. I was so, so scared about giving up the wheel to him but I want to thank you. I have decided I want him to chauffeur me around and it actually feels really nice. He drove around this weekend and this morning, we had errands. I am so proud of him, you know nothing of Chris so I don't expect you to understand but every health issue imaginable has happened to this kid and he is still with us so his driving is a huge deal for him, for us. Thank you again for your help. So glad we found Alafia Driving Academy. We gave out the school name to neighbors as we think you guys are just awesome. Thank you. Respectfully yours, Elsa P
a big "Thank you" to Anthony for being such an awesome, patient, funny and calm instructor to my daughter Daria this month! She got her license last week and I am so glad you agreed to risk your life for the sake of learning! ;D
I appreciate the follow-up both after the session and via e-mail.... The instructor's feedback is helping me get my confidence up.
Fantastic Experience for my daughter. Would highly recommend them to anyone!!
I had an excellent experience learning to drive a manual transmission and had a great time as well. Kyle was very knowledgeable and professional during instruction. I'd definitely recommend to anyone who wants to learn how to drive well.
That first lesson was great. Mr. Cole explained the basics clearly and to the point. :-)
“My daughter's confidence level soared after the first lesson!”
Kyle was awesome!
We absolutely loved this driving school and thanks to my sons lessons with Cole I am no longer afraid to drive with him. My son had so much fun learning! If you have driving age kids I highly recommend letting the trainer as this school train them!
The BEST driving school ever. Amazing instructors and they helped my son a tremendous amount. I highly recommend Alafia to everyone.
Cole is an amazing instructor. My son, Victor felt at ease with Cole and he made my son feel confident. Alafia is the absolute best. Thank you Cole.
I would like to say a million thanks to Cole,Kyle and Roy for being a great instructor.I pass my dmv road test for the first time.I will highly recommend them as a driving school. They will teach you not only passing the dmv test but they'll tech you to survive the road. Thank you guys for the patience.Keep it up....thank you thank you thank you.
I had a great time with Alafia Driving Academy. Thanks for helping me get closer to getting my license and comfortable with driving.
We have just returned from Portugal and I want to report back - that with your help, we had no driving incidents with the manual transmission vehicles over there. All went well, including the very numerous roundabouts on the highways and several unexpected detours through ancient streets not much wider than our sidewalks, with no space to turn around. I was able to stop and go in traffic on many hills. I received a surprisingly small number of honking on horns. Thanks to your help, I felt confident and my wife tells me I did a great job. Bruce
Thanks so much! She really enjoyed her time driving you around more than she anticipated..in her words you were "a lot fun"! :-)
A HUGE shout out to Alafia Driving Academy!! They got her 100% ready for her driving test with NO points taken off! I highly recommend this local business if you have a child preparing for the drivers test!
Hi Cole: Thanks for the refresher course in dealing with a manual transmission. Your patience and calm manner gave me confidence in my ability to carry out the necessary functions. It was a very enjoyable and rewarding experience. I'll let you know how I make out in Portugal. Thanks again. Bruce
Hi Roy, Thank you so much for the update. Nick thoroughly enjoyed his time in the car with you. You have truly put my mind at ease. As you know, as a parent these times of our lives are terribly stressful. So having a professional help our family is a tremendous asset. Sincere thanks, Jodi A
This company does a very good job in offering professional driving instruction. Our new teen driver was getting plenty of driving with us, but we wanted to augment his time with qualified instructors with current knowledge of the motor vehicle laws here in Florida. We scheduled lessons with Cole, Roy, and Gina and each gave him the highest quality instruction to include interstate driving, parking, rules of the road, and a driving test prep session. All the instructors are professional, prompt, and courteous. Each gave us a summary of his driving skills, concerns, and areas we should work on. After the driving prep test, Cole even provided tips on the best place to go to test based on wait times, evaluators' courteousness, and location. Everything worked very smoothly and our teen passed on his first attempt. Even though he's licensed now, we still plan on going back to Alafia Driving Academy for their manual transmission driving sessions for the same reasons cited above. We'd highly recommend them!
Absolutely great...Cole was a great instructor...he teaches you exactly what you need to know to survive out on the streets. Cole is very understanding, honest, and patient. I'm so glad I chose Alafia driving school for my child and I look forward to working with you as my other children grow. I defiantly recommend this driving school to anyone.
Hello Cole. Thank you for sending the update. Richard said he enjoyed the lesson, and your sense of humor. -Racheal J
My daughter, Allie just had a wonderful lesson with Cole from Alafia Driving Academy! When I first spoke with Cole on the phone, he explained that for the first lesson he would assess her driving skills and take it from there. Since he books up really fast, I booked 5 lessons (expecting to have to add on). When he dropped her back off, he shook our hands and he said Good Bye. But, it sounded final. He suggested that we cancel the rest of the lessons and said "she did fine and isn't in need of anymore lessons". I was shocked! Cole is extremely honest and he could have easily suggested a package and I would have agreed! More importantly, my daughter felt comfortable with him and had such an amazing experience! I now have the piece of mind, that my daughter is a safe driver. I highly recommend Alafia Driving Academy! I have seen and fully agree with the so many positive reviews for Cole on Facebook!
Quality, Timeliness, Offerings, Customer Service - "Perfect!”
Hey , it's Lauren ! I took the road test today and passed !!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited and he said I did excellent ! Everything that you said was on it was 100% accurate and it was so easy. thank you again ! Thank you thank you thank you thank you !
Hi Gina, I want to thank you and your team for getting my daughter Dana H ready for her driving test in Monday September 21st. She has passed her test and I know you guys gave her the confidence and necessary training required to accomplish that. Thanks again. Ann H
My grandson felt good about his lesson with Gina. Looking forward to next one.
Lexy is an amazing instructor!
Wow .... great feedback and map! I see why are recommended so highly.
Hey thanks, it helps alot to know what im getting into...:)
Thanks, Cole. I really enjoyed the lesson!
Thanks for the update Cole. He has been grinning from ear to ear since he got home!
As far as driving instructors go, I'd be skeptical of there being any better than Cole. I went from being a complete novice, accustomed to Japan's left-side driving style, to becoming a licensed driver over the course of about six hours. Cole has his teaching method down to a science, and every minute you spend with him is designed for maximum efficiency. Additionally, his charismatic and amiable personality make you feel comfortable even as you begin pushing your comfort zone (by driving 75 mph on a freeway, for instance). It's really something special to have an instructor that you know is personally vested in your success, and genuinely wants to see you succeed. Definitely recommend that anybody desiring driving instruction to hit this guy up, he's the best in his field.
Very experienced instructor and very comical, makes driving much more fun and less stressful.
I couldn't be happier with our instructor, Cole, from Alafia. Our son thought Cole was very personable, professional and patient. As a working parent, I loved the convenience of Cole coming directly to the house for our son's lesson. He emailed driving reports after every lesson along with a google map that showed the driving trip. He even picked our son up for his driving test, took pictures for us, and then dropped him off at school. And, yes, my son passed on his first try. ;) Thanks for everything, Cole!
Fabulous! Hes an amazing instructor and he integrates every kind of practice that you can think of. Definitely made me a WAY more confident driver. Thanks for everything! c: ~I'd recommend him to anyone ^^
I owe my son a great big hug for giving me that much needed push which I have resisted for so long, but most of all for finding the perfect teacher to help me through the process. Cole has the perfect formula for combining a fun sense of humor along with patience and guidance to help his students (of any age) find the confidence necessary to get out on the highway. Thank you, Cole for giving me the encouragement and helping me to accomplish something I never dreamed was possible. My husband is so proud and very relieved! Wishing you the best and continued success. Gold stars all around!!!