Very worthwhile course. the in-class was very informative, and will help a great deal with insurance. The in-car portion is even more beneficial. I got Nick Scott as my instructor and he did a fantastic job. He made sure I was comfortable and ready for the test. He was sensitive on mistakes, but made sure you would remember as to fix them. As well, he made every lesson fun and shared some great stories while I learned. I would definitely recommend this program.
I went to Derek Brown's to help me for my Class 5 Beginner's Road test. The inclass instructors prepare you well for the inclass exam. My driving instructor, Teri, is a great teacher.
Took classes here back in '08 and have been driving with a clean record since (minus a couple of parking tickets :p). Great introductory class, great driving teacher, and great driving test instructor. Totally worth the money. Passed my test on my first try, too!
Top quality instruction, awesome instructors. I'd recommend these guys for EVERYONE driving on Calgary's roads.
I loved the fact that the class wasn't too expensive or too extensive (long). The teachers in the classroom made the days go by a lot quicker than I would've thought, they also have a fun way of teaching their students. My driving instructor (Nick) was great, he took me to the Riverbend location and Forest Lawn location, to practice both routes, and let me choose which one I'd be more comfortable with. Then gave me extensive training on the route of my choice, and when I asked for extra time to practice my parking, he was all for it. I think overall, Derek Brown's is a pretty awesome driving school. Not to mention, it's become somewhat of a family tradition to go there lol.
Derek Brown's is a pretty great driving school, not only for the price but the availability and flexibility of the classroom & driving teachers. Both of them has charismatic instructors that emphasizes the important components of driving test-wise and especially when you're on the road. (Nick) Driving Instructor is always on time and can easily be contacted when arranging schedules whether you want to get picked up at home or work (basically anywhere).The instructions are straight forward and easy to understand and they're pretty lenient on what you want to learn and where you want to drive (have fun going down the traffic circle in McKenzie Towne hahaha DON'T.) All in all, the time spent at Derek Brown's is a positive one.
I highly recommend Derek Brown's Academy of Driving if you want to upgrade your license or just want to start your driving education as a beginner.The friendly and fun atmosphere in classroom gave you the opportunity to completely understand the rules of the road which you will remember!!! The instructors of driving( my were Calcen and Anita) are very patient and pelite while explained me my mistakes on a road.This is a grate school with nice people.