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A-1 Academy of Driving Brantford

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  • School Info

    A1 Academy of Driving is a Ministry of Transportation, Ontario approved driver training school staffed by experienced instructors and classroom teacher offering MTO approved course to new drivers and existing drivers who wish to refresh their driving skills. Our motto is to have every student pass the Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s road test first time and develop the confidence for becoming an independent and safe driver. Contact Information: Office: (905) 578-7776 Toll Free: 1 866 514 6068 Cell: (905) 515-6068 http://www.a1academyofdriving.com

  • Contacts
    A-1 Academy of Driving Brantford
    241 Dunsdon St., Suite 306
    Brantford, ON, Canada
    (519) 802 4714
    Website: www.a1academyofdriving.com
    Email address:
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  1. guest
    Posted on July 24th

    Ryan just completed his driving
    program with your school in Brantford, ON. I must say that being a
    graduate of Mike's Driving School here in Brantford and receiving the
    excellent instruction and in-car driving lessons set up by their
    instructors, I see how poorly your School and programs are run by your
    instructors.

    Ryan was to attend a 2 weekend (4 days total) driving course and
    only received a one day, 5 hour long supposedly complete classroom
    driving instruction. It is impossible to teach so much information to
    one individual in such a short period of time. Questioning the content
    of what was taught to him we could clearly tell that he did not receive
    the complete instruction as to what his $490 were supposed to provide
    him. Moving on to the 10 hours of in car driving lessons, several times
    his instructor (who is from Hamilton, ON and his name is Harry) would
    talk on the cell phone while my brother drove around Brantford. That is
    not teaching what so ever. When you pay for someone to teach you how to
    drive safely and responsibly you are on your customers time, not your
    own! Completely unacceptable. Great role model for a young man to learn
    from. Also he knows next to nothing surrounding defensive driving and
    just having completed his 10 hours today, he is still making mistakes he
    made before he even attended your program!

    In short, he was swindled and taken advantage of. He did not receive
    anywhere near the service that you describe on the A1 website and we
    have already begun to let our family and friends know how poorly of a
    school you run. He is nowhere near the skill and confidence level to
    pass his G1 exit test to receive his G2. His instructor did not even do a
    mock G2 road test like the one I was given by Mike's Driving.

    We demand that he receive some form of refund or additional hours
    from a different instructor as well as more in class instruction so that
    he may reach the level of driving he was supposed to get originally. I
    am prepared to contact and file a complaint with the Better Business
    Bureau and continue to speak of how poor the A1 school and service is if
    I do not receive a speedy response and resolution over all of this. I
    am also prepared to post this exact email and the outcome online.

  2. rami
    Posted on August 17th

    I just finished the full course with A-1 academy. they have helped me alot through good in-class an d on-road instruction. the instructors are very knowledgable and helpful. i had a great experience and i passed the first time i went for my G2 test yayyyyy….

  3. rami
    Posted on August 17th

    I just finished the full course with A-1 academy. they have helped me alot through good in-class an d on-road instruction. the instructors are very knowledgable and helpful. i had a great experience and i passed the first time i went for my G2 test yayyyyy….

  4. Nayfus_1983
    Posted on August 18th

    Great Facility, Very Clean. Excellent Instructors! I also passes thanks Harry

  5. Joe
    Posted on August 18th

     Instructor and was always on time for lesson and made full use of the time available making for great value for money. He made it easier to fit lesson into my day by starting or ending lessons at college which is great during school/college terms. He made me feel at ease being a learner on the road by being patient and understanding but also pushing me to higher level of driving of which he felt I was personally capable and he made sure that if i felt i was being pushed too hard I could say so and that would be fine. He always told me what I was doing well and what I needed to work on and how at the end of every lesson making it easier and quicker to progress. He worked on all parts of the practical and theory tests making sure I was ready for everything. I passed first time and would recommend this driving school to anyone!
    FromJoe

  6. Mastistar
    Posted on August 19th

    “Fun and Great value for money”
    Driving instuctor he was very enthusiastic and always had a good laugh in the lessons. Good teaching technique very patient and knows what he’s teahcing you and will make sure you learn it correctly and quickly. He has good tips for you to use on your maneuvers so you can complete them succesfully and correctly.

  7. Mastistar
    Posted on August 19th

    “Fun and Great value for money”
    Driving instuctor he was very enthusiastic and always had a good laugh in the lessons. Good teaching technique very patient and knows what he’s teahcing you and will make sure you learn it correctly and quickly. He has good tips for you to use on your maneuvers so you can complete them succesfully and correctly.

  8. Kenny
    Posted on October 30th

    A1 academy of driving was able to bring something new in table. – They have a clear and precised method/Illustrations/Diagrams etc. That the instructor would use to teach to newly drivers. – worth of money friendly Instructor. – Quick and Easy to Learn.My instructor is a friendly, kind, calm and approachable instructor. The experience was sublime. I had a great time learning with him It wasn’t boring we always have a laugh.

  9. Xyz
    Posted on December 26th

    My first son I sent him for driving in Brantford with YD.My second son Mathew ,I sent him in a1 academy.
    I was thinking with YD paying more to get the super class driving education.but I was wrong,my first son failed the driving test three times Due to poor trainning. my second son pass the driving test first time,that was due to his driving Instructor Eric. He is real professional,he know his job very well.Thanks Eric for your hardwork.

  10. Venessa
    Posted on January 21st

    Thanks to Eric I managed to pass my test first time ! He made me feel so at ease during lessons and at the same time of being friendly he was also very professional. Eric is a legend ! I strongly recommend him if you want to pass first time !

  11. Venessa
    Posted on January 21st

    Thanks to Eric I managed to pass my test first time ! He made me feel so at ease during lessons and at the same time of being friendly he was also very professional. Eric is a legend ! I strongly recommend him if you want to pass first time !

  12. Hockeyguy
    Posted on January 25th

    my daughter also attended this so called academy.  

  13. Concerned
    Posted on January 25th

    have any young ladies felt that the instructor acted unprofessional  

  14. Naye
    Posted on January 26th

    I pass thanks Eric and thanks A1

  15. Sinath
    Posted on January 26th

    I started taking driving lessons with Eric and passed my test first time. I
    did not have any lessons before starting with Eric so managed to pass my test
    within a short time period. This wouldn’t have been possible without Eric. Eric is
    an amazing driving instructor who will help you every step of the way. When I
    was unsure about anything such as maneuvers or traffic signs Eric would go out of
    his way to explain everything I needed to know. He was very patient, encouraging
    and good company. I would recommend Eric to everyone as he is a great teacher.

  16. Allyssa
    Posted on January 26th

    I HAVE JUST
    PASSED MY TEST  TODAY AND WOULD LIKE TO RECOMMEND MY DRIVING INSTRUCTOR HARRY. HARRY WAS A VERY CALM NATURE
    WHILE TEACHING WHICH REALLY PUTS YOU AT EASE.
    HE IS JUST AS EAGER TO PASS AS YOU ARE, SO HE WILL DO ANYTHING
    THAT HE CAN TO HELP YOU LEARN TO DRIVE IN YOUR OWN TIME AND WITH REAL
    HONESTY. HARRY WILL ALWAYS ACCOMMODATE
    WITH TIMES THAT WILL SUIT YOU AND YOU CAN BOOK LESSONS IN ADVANCE, WHICH I FOUND
    REALLY HELPED WHEN YOU ARE WORKING TO A TEST DATE. HE IS VERY PUNCTUAL AND HAS
    NEVER LET ME DOWN.OVERALL I HAD A GREAT
    INSTRUCTOR WHO HAS MADE ME INTO A MORE CONFIDENT DRIVER AND I WOULD LIKE TO
    RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYBODY WHO IS ABOUT TO START LEARNING TO DRIVE. SINATH AND NAYE PRAY THAT ELIZABETH PASSES HER TEST ON FRIDAY. BB ME.

  17. tyler
    Posted on January 27th

    A1 are always on time  and offer a great value for money. I passed it first time with only one minor mistake.

  18. Concerned
    Posted on February 3rd

    who wrote this,Eric?

  19. Concerned
    Posted on February 3rd

    who wrote this,Eric?

  20. Concerned
    Posted on February 3rd

    who wrote this,Eric?

  21. guest101
    Posted on April 19th

    yes who was your instructor? 

  22. Anonymous
    Posted on May 7th

    oh really…A1 is always on time? 6 of us showed up for a driving class with A1 and waited and waited while our instructor was 20 mins late, on the first night. All of us called the A1 phone number and were all told by a man who could hardly speak english that our instructor was ‘stuck in traffic’. When our instructor finally showed up, there was no hurrying down the hallway, no apologies, in fact, he didn’t even open his mouth once to say one word to any of us. Even when we walked into the classroom there was no ‘you can sit down’ or ‘hi my name is…’ NOTHING. when I asked if we were going to go later to make up the 20 minutes that we missed I got a ‘no.’ and an eyebrow raise like I was asking too much there …. needless to say I left and would not recommend this driving school to any one. Especially since this is $500 of your hard earned money that clearly won’t be made up if your instructor were to show up late. Thank you A1 for the GREAT experience you left me with…I will now be behind all my other friends who already will have their G2′s for the summer while I run around Brantford trying to find another acceptable driving school.

  23. Anonymous
    Posted on May 7th

    oh really…A1 is always on time? 6 of us showed up for a driving class with A1 and waited and waited while our instructor was 20 mins late, on the first night. All of us called the A1 phone number and were all told by a man who could hardly speak english that our instructor was ‘stuck in traffic’. When our instructor finally showed up, there was no hurrying down the hallway, no apologies, in fact, he didn’t even open his mouth once to say one word to any of us. Even when we walked into the classroom there was no ‘you can sit down’ or ‘hi my name is…’ NOTHING. when I asked if we were going to go later to make up the 20 minutes that we missed I got a ‘no.’ and an eyebrow raise like I was asking too much there …. needless to say I left and would not recommend this driving school to any one. Especially since this is $500 of your hard earned money that clearly won’t be made up if your instructor were to show up late. Thank you A1 for the GREAT experience you left me with…I will now be behind all my other friends who already will have their G2′s for the summer while I run around Brantford trying to find another acceptable driving school.

  24. Student
    Posted on May 10th

    I was in the same class room and the Instructor was a bit late but it was raining that day. The lady was crazy she did not even let the Instructor talk and before he could she told her daughter lets go. In are class we had 5 people then and we learned a lot. I am more  confident now he made the class time ago so fast. The instructor was on time the next class. He was their when I came early at around 4:20. I had fun in the class so did my sister 10 months ago. I don’t get why this lady could not under stand that the instructor was stuck in traffic it was raining. I have had 2 classes and cant wait for the 3 class.

  25. Mike
    Posted on May 11th

    I would like to recommend A1, especially Ivy for being an excellent instuctor I passed first time in no time at all, she is very professional and thorough yet friendly and makes you feel very comfortable to.I would like to say a big thank you!

  26. guest
    Posted on June 2nd

     seriously…. why does everyone complain about everything.

  27. Aziz
    Posted on July 6th

    From start to
    finish Eric was an excellent instructor. After passing my test first time i
    have him to thank, his through and diligent approach made learning this skill
    a piece of cake and even going into the test i felt confident about my ability
    to succeed. He was extremely flexible in times of lesson times and worked around
    my schedule not to mention being on hand whenever to answer any worries that I
    may have had. I would recommend Eric to anyone and i know many others who would
    say the same :)

  28. Aziz
    Posted on July 6th

    From start to
    finish Eric was an excellent instructor. After passing my test first time i
    have him to thank, his through and diligent approach made learning this skill
    a piece of cake and even going into the test i felt confident about my ability
    to succeed. He was extremely flexible in times of lesson times and worked around
    my schedule not to mention being on hand whenever to answer any worries that I
    may have had. I would recommend Eric to anyone and i know many others who would
    say the same :)

  29. Aziz
    Posted on July 6th

    From start to
    finish Eric was an excellent instructor. After passing my test first time i
    have him to thank, his through and diligent approach made learning this skill
    a piece of cake and even going into the test i felt confident about my ability
    to succeed. He was extremely flexible in times of lesson times and worked around
    my schedule not to mention being on hand whenever to answer any worries that I
    may have had. I would recommend Eric to anyone and i know many others who would
    say the same :)

  30. Aziz
    Posted on July 6th

    From start to
    finish Eric was an excellent instructor. After passing my test first time i
    have him to thank, his through and diligent approach made learning this skill
    a piece of cake and even going into the test i felt confident about my ability
    to succeed. He was extremely flexible in times of lesson times and worked around
    my schedule not to mention being on hand whenever to answer any worries that I
    may have had. I would recommend Eric to anyone and i know many others who would
    say the same :)

  31. Jessica
    Posted on July 14th

     ”Great instructor Shree”

    I would like to give special thanks to Shree for being an excellent driving instructor. I found all my lessons enjoyable and helpful. I will definitely recommend Shree to anyone looking
    to learn how to drive.

  32. Jessica
    Posted on July 14th

     ”Great instructor Shree”

    I would like to give special thanks to Shree for being an excellent driving instructor. I found all my lessons enjoyable and helpful. I will definitely recommend Shree to anyone looking
    to learn how to drive.

  33. Socorro
    Posted on August 24th

    could you give me his phone or adress please? I need a good teacher for my AZ license. Thanks

  34. Yohan
    Posted on September 25th

    I just passed my driving test with Shree.
    I always put myself down and i ve never believe that i can pass it. I ve had
    spent so long worrying about it. My instructor always supported me and helped me
    believe in myself. He was very patient, polite and reliable. Always calm and
    very very punctual.I would highly recommend Shree to teach you how to drive.

  35. Lori Proulx
    Posted on December 4th

    The only contact I have had with this driving school is physical!! Unfortunately, on Saturday November 23, 2013, I was in a collision with an A1 student, during a lesson. I was waiting at a red light and was hit from behind. I watched the vehicle approach in my rear view mirror and I knew that he was going to fast, but there was nothing I could do. There was a car in front of me.

    After the impact, I turned on my four way lights, got out of my car and looked at the damage to both cars. After making sure they were okay, I asked the instructor why he was letting his student drive so fast in that weather. (it was snowing and the roads were ice) His response: “I told him to hit the brakes” which didnt answer my question!!

    I then called the police, looked at my car again, took pictures, walked all around both cars and then realized that I had to tell this “professional” driver to turn on his warning lights. This was a rather busy road with 4 lanes and it was snowing so visibility was reduced.

    I have been driving for more then 30 years and, until Saturday, had never been in an accident. I have no experience with how to deal with this, but I at least knew that I should put my warning lights on and call the police, exchange information and most importantly, ask if the people in the other car are okay!!

    This “driving instructor” did NONE of these things and made no effort to make this situation better!!

    I truly hope that this “instructor” is the exception in your facility and not the rule. This man didnt seem to have the first clue what to do about this situation from start to finish and his lack of concern the whole time was really pathetic. I have wondered since then if this man really is a qualified driving instructor and if he is, maybe someone should take a look at how he is teaching because there was nothing about this man that made me think that he knew the first thing about driving.

    Driving is a very important skill and it should be taught by someone who knows how to drive with care and confidence. Defensive driving is key and I dont feel that your “instructor” knew the first thing about it. I shudder to think of the quality of driver this man is creating.

    I do not hold the student responsible for this at all. I believe that he was driving according to the way he was taught and this isnt his fault in any way.

    I have friends in the “driving instructor” community and I have been told that this “professional driving instructor” is upset with me because I am taking the proper channels and getting my car fixed through insurance!! How else am I suppose to get my car fixed properly? Did he think that I was going to trust him to pay for the damage?? My car is NEW….5 months old!! Before this day, there was not so much as a scratch on it! Of course I want it back in the exact same condition that it was before I met this man!!

  36. Nadia
    Posted on December 26th

    Excellent school. I love the course. The teachers are very experienced and knowledgeable.The were very flexible picking me up and dropping me off from my home. I will highly recommend the school to all my family and friends. Five stars for the excellent teachers for excellent course. Nadia

  37. Ryan
    Posted on December 27th

    Wow I just finished my time on the road my teacher sara was great. Great price with great teacher ask for sara if you go this school.

  38. Abbie
    Posted on January 27th

    I have been learning to drive with Shree an instructor of A1 and successfully passed my test recently. The instructor is a fantastic teacher – highly professional, punctual, and patient. His training was more thorough and rigorous than the actual driving test itself so I arrived to the driving centre fully prepared and all I had to do was to demonstrate what he had taught me. I highly recommend him to any future student for his excellent teaching approach and knowledge. I will be continuing my training with him with Plus Pass with no hesitation.