10/18/2016Provided by YP.com
I used to drive back home in my country but for the 7yrs I haven't driven a thing. I told Mr. Melvin that I needed only one lesson and that was a disaster. I did only 2 more lessons and during that little time, with his passion for teaching he rebuilt my confident with the no sense person that he is. He put me back on the road, the man is simple a genius. I pass my road test, God bless him and his lovely wife and God the the business also.
09/19/2016Provided by YP.com
I will recommend the presidential driving school any day. They were recommended to me by my friend, and I have no regrets. My first road test. I was successful. The instructor is strict, but professional. Under his teachings,you will definitely pass your test on the first go. Again, I highly recommend the Presidential Driving School.
Delores A. Langevine
12/07/2015Provided by YPmobile
Deserves 0 stars. Worst driving school I've ever been to. I am not one of those customers who are extremely picky, but I was so upset with this service that I had to share my experience. To keep it as short as possible, this was a terrible experience because my instructor (Melvin) was so unprofessional and dismissive of my concerns. Melvin and I agreed upon an 8:15am appointment. I called him that morning to confirm my appointment again. I got to my appointment at 8:15 because I also had my road test at 10 and I wanted to have a last minute lesson and not be late to my road test. 9:00 comes and I am annoyed because Melvin is still not there. I called and he told me that he stopped for breakfast and would be there soon. He gets there around 9:15. I ask him how we were going to have an entire driving and get to my road test all in 45 minutes. His response was, "I don't understand why you care, you're going to be able to drive and I'll get you to your road tests by 10". I care because I don't live in the area and if you were going to be late you could have told me that when I called you that morning. Anyway, of course I still wanted the lesson as I was nervous about my road test. Guess what my lesson was? Driving to my road test! We got to practice parallel parking and 3 point turing ONCE. And he gave me absolutely no feedback on these maneuvers so I wasn't sure if I did them correctly. When I asked if I parallel parked correctly his response was "is the car behind the car in front of you?". Very frustrating. His answers followed this tone for most of the lesson and eventually I just stopped asking. Also, remember when I said I got to the appointment at 8:15, an hour and 45 minutes before the road test? Melvin made me 20 minutes late to my road test. I was livid. His response was "you don't need to be on time for your road test, there's going to be a line". There was no line. There were other things that made the experience terrible but, I'll stop here. I wouldn't recommend this school because they are very inconsiderate with your time, do not know how to give feedback and therefore hinders you from improving your technique, and they don't communicate with you as a paying customer, but more so as a child. Horrible. Horrible.
12/31/2014Provided by YPmobile
OMG iam soso happy, thanks to mr Melvin and ms Lilett i pass my driving test, he is the best instructor you could ever want, strict but its for your good which pays off in the end. Thanks mr Melvin u the best God bless.
11/19/2014Provided by YP.com
If you are looking for a driving school that teach you how to move a car forward and backward then this school is not for you. However if you need a driving school to teach you the rules and regulation of the the road, how to be a safe and conscientious driver among other defensive ways of during then you are at the right school. Melvin is a no nonsensical instructor who will teach you the art of driving which is often lacking on the road. I followed what be taught me, and passed my driving test (Now. 14, 204) 4 days before my birthday. Thanks Melvin for my birthday present. You are the best. Zallen.
11/05/2014Provided by YP.com
Anthony Barnes 11/5/2014
I passed my road test yesterday with Melvin, he'
s the most sufficient driving instructor out of the Bronx,I can guarantee that you will pass your driving road test with him, with his wife Ms. Lilette who is so sweet everyone that touches base with president driving school passes their road test I would recommend this driving school to everyone who want to achevie their driving license PRESIDENT DRIVING SCHOOL IS THE BEST SCHOOL EVER (and I'm not just saying this because I passed they are a team of victory)
09/30/2014Provided by YP.com
Today I passed my Road Test OMG much thanks to Lilette she was so nice and friendly and Melvin so helpful and encouraging..This is the BEST DRIVING SCHOOL EVER. IM so HAPPY.
07/16/2014Provided by YPmobile
Yesterday I Passed My Road Test Thanks To Melvin. He Was Very Helpful & Patient. Not Only Was He Very Encouraging , His Wife Was Also. There Needs To Be More Instructors Like Him Around. I Would Recommend Him To Everyone. He's EXECELLENT !!
06/27/2014Provided by YP.com
I pass my road test today thanks to mr melvin and the always friendly ms Lilett, presidential driving school is one of the best in the bronx and the prices are very fair several family member use presidential and we all pass
05/14/2014Provided by YPmobile
I searched for a driving school in February/march and came across Presidential Driving school, I read all of there great reviews and decided to give them a call. Well months later I am glad to have met the driving teacher Mr Melvin and his wonderful wife Lilett. They both encouraged me and pushed me by building my confidence to drive. Me Melvin is very knowledgeable about cars and driving. He eased my nerves by engaging in meaningful conversation while he taught be valuable techniques on the road. I am so happy that I came to this school because I PASSED MY ROAD TEST thanks to Mr Melvin and his beautiful Wife Lelett
05/03/2014Provided by YP.com
I am sooo happy, I just received my driver's license by mail. I want to thank the instructor Melvin, he is very strict, but he is like that because he wants you to pass the road test. I am in my 40s and it is my second time trying to pass the test, i was very scared but with the support and encoragement of Lileth and the instructor Melvin finally I passed. I strongly recommend this school. Thanks Melvin, you are the best!
10/23/2013Provided by YP.com
I just passed my test today!!! This place treats you like a family member. The moment I walked through the door, I knew I was in good hands. Everyone is encouraging. Melvin is the best!! He taught me everything I needed to know not just to pass the road test but to also be a careful, confident driver. He doesn't play games, he will tell you the truth from the start!! His wife is just as encouraging and thoughtful.
08/08/2013Provided by YPmobile
Well I just left from PASSING MY ROAD TEST. Ok let me tell you the story: I'm from Brooklyn and I was so use to driving trucks, manual cars, and driving like I was in Jamaica all over again... So first I went to globexx in Brooklyn for my first road test and I failed like its nothing. Second was just 3 weeks ago I believe and I failed again by 40 pts with Mr edd driving school. I was tired and confused: drive my dad to work, drive everybody to places and I was told that I was a good driver. Until I decided to do some intense research and found Presidential Driving School. Melvin... Oh my dear Melvin... Deh Mon crazy yuh kno!? But him bring back my confidents, learned things that both driving schools didnt teach me and adopt to the facts! No la-la land when it comes to him. I made sure to get as much information as possible from him: I didn't even need to ask he just tells you straight up and it's something idk that just gets you mentally prepared! I passed it today and the lord knows that this driving school is not no ting yuh ah see inna deh corner.... Nahhh' . I said too much go to presidential driving school y'all: cause if a girl like myself that's from Brooklyn ny, took the 2 train which was 2hrs or maybe more to him to practice... You know for sure that this is the place to get your license and gain huge confidents. Def gonna drive by when im free or call to say hi.
06/05/2013Provided by YP.com
So I will start off by saying that my first experience with presidential was with my five hour class. That was easy breezy and no fuss. My intention was to return soon after but somehow a year slipped away from me and I found myself in a bind. My five hr class was to expire at the end of May and my permit would expire a week or so after on my birthday. I took one lesson with Melvin a few months back and life seemed to have gotten in the way so I could not return until about two weeks ago maybe a little less. That first lesson worked out. He was able to tell me what I needed to work on once I returned. Fast forward to a week and a half ago and my permit is about to expire. After a little struggle to schedule another appointment I was able to finally get started. Mr. Melvin with his brutal honesty takes me under his very experienced wing and whips me into driving shape. If you want someone who is going to coddle you and sugar coat what you are doing wrong, this is not the place for you. If you however, Want someone to give you the tough love that you require to get you into proper driving shape then this is the place. Needless to say with all of their help I was able to not only learn a few extra things but PASS MY TEST ON THE FIRST TRY TODAY!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!! Also, I must say Ms. Linette is a miracle worker as well. SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR GO, GO NOW!
05/14/2013Provided by YP.com
I first want to thank God for placing me in the right driving school! I have been to 2 other driving schools over the past 4 years and have not passed. With my 4th driving exam on the line, I decided to take the (8) 45 minute lesson package with Mr. Melvin and I must say, I now feel like a driver. The other schools I went to just taught me what I needed to know to pass the road test. However, not only does Mr. Melvin teach you how to pass the road exam, he also teaches you how to be a safe driver in the real world (since there are a-lot of improperly trained drivers esp in NY).
So (for those who may be wondering) today was my road test and I was so thankful to finally hear the words "CONGRATULATIONS" from the examiner at the end of the 15 minutes. I was so happy because this was my first time taking the exam with Presidential and I actually PASSED. For anyone thinking they cant drive after failing so many times like myself or for others who are looking to actually learn how to drive without being nervous, please call Presidential right now!
I am proud to say I am now a presidential alumni. :)
P.S. Ms. Lilly is the most amazing woman ever! She always called to remind me about when my lesson was and what I needed for the exam. Great customer service HANDS DOWN!
05/07/2013Provided by YPmobile
I did my road test this morning and I passed thanks to presidential driving school. My instructor Melvin is the best. He has been doing thus for over 20 years and it shows. He taught me stuff that people who have been driving for years still do not know. I would recommend presidential to anyone. As long as you listen to Melvin you will be over prepared for the test and driving in your everyday life. The staff is also courteous and helpful. Thank you again presidential and Melvin.
05/03/2013Provided by YPmobile
This is definitely one of the best driving schools you can go to. The teacher is great, the customer service is elite, the price is excellent. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.
03/13/2013Provided by YP.com
This school rocks! Karen will have you Uturning, 3 point turning, parking, and reversing in no time! Learn here, you won't regret it.
01/18/2013Provided by YP.com
I just took my road test today and passed on my first try!!!!! I was extremely nervous to even learn how to drive to the point where I couldn't sleep just thinking about driving but Melvin is the best instructor and he gave me constructive criticism which turned into me having enormous confidence. Everyone there was extremely nice And helpful and I had a very positive experience with this school.
01/18/2013Provided by YP.com