First Class Reviews
"My experience with All-Class was great, I now have my N after passing the road test on the first try! Marcy is awesome helps you gain confidence on the road, while teaching you to be a very safe driver. I love how personalized the lessons are. I did the 15h package as my full driving training with minimal practice outside of it, and found the time really well used. Each lesson we focused on what I needed to develop, not a set curriculum, as I feel is the case with larger driving schools. I thought this was great because I got the most out of it for a really affordable price.
Prior to going with All-Class, I took lessons with another driving school in Nanaimo. Said school seemed promising, with their ultra-casual and "friendly" approach. However, there was an obvious disconnect between instructor and student. They did not promote smart driving choices, made too many decisions for the student as opposed to promoting critical thinking, and overall did not appear motivated to provide a "real world" driving experience. Needless to say, after three ICBC Road Test failures with that school, I decided it was time to look elsewhere for driver education.
My first lesson with Marcy was a (positive) culture shock. Her common sense approach actually encourages the student to examine their techniques and the reasoning behind them. She also makes a genuine effort to understand who she is teaching, rather than merely reciting quotes from the ICBC handbook and "hoping for the best." Even after the first lesson, there was a notable improvement in my vehicle handling, decision-making and driving experience.
Most notably, Marcy refused to "take the easy way." Not only did she insist upon driving through various parts of the city (instead of simply going through possible ICBC routes), she actually cared enough to "get to the bottom of things." Whether an irrational fear, or getting rid of an old redundant habit, you can be sure that safety and common sense are paramount.
Needless to say, I would certainly recommend Marcy if you are interested in quality driver education. Not only did I pass my ICBC "N" Road Test on the first attempt (post previous driving school), I am now a safer, more in-control driver. Not every driving school is created equal.
Clear, concise approach encourages common sense.
Effort is made to "get to know" the student and their individual learning style.
Realistic attitude - Marcy encourages and questions student actions where necessary.
No tolerance for a "Johnny road test" approach. In other words, Marcy does not teach to a cookie-cutter, minimum standard.
None. However, be prepared for a no BS approach. If you are looking for a fake, uber-polite pat-on-the-back regardless of the situation at hand, look elsewhere. Yet, if you want to improve your real-world driving ability, Marcy is an excellent choice.
"Marcy was a very patient teacher for me, even if you haven't been driving for 10 months and all of a sudden start driving again but no clue what do to? she can help you. Marcy is a lady full of wisdom and generosity, full of knowledge and can help you out in any situation. I fully recommend her and the car you learn to drive with her is the best out of all other driving schools. Flexible times and a great smile!!!"
"Marcy is an amazing teacher and friend as she not only help her students improve with there driving skills but with life in general. She keeps you focused and somehow entertained at the same time, its always a fun drive. The mustang is a plus :)"
"Awesome experience! Marcy teaches you everything she knows, she pushes you and is very supportive! Very kind and personable. I'd recommend her to anybody. It was awesome, passed on my first try!"
"Marcy was absolutely amazing! I went in knowing less to nothing about driving, three weeks later I have a license and a sweet, new friend. Thanks Marcy, you're the best!"
"Marcy is an amazing driving instructor! She genuinely wants her students to do well and, above all, be safe on the road. I improved as a driver after each lesson and felt more comfortable on the road each time. She set me up for success on my road test and allowed me to feel confident while on the road. I recommend All Class to anyone looking to build on their driving skills!"
"Marcy from All-Class Driver Training is fantastic, in just a few short weeks she made sure I knew everything I needed to be prepared for my successful road test. From my very first lesson she made sure I was comfortable behind the wheel and made it a relaxed environment by making it personal, finding out my interests and enjoying some light conversation while instructing me on how to do everything from a parallel park to hazard perception. Thank you, Marcy, I will have these skills you've taught me for a life time of driving ahead of me."
"When I first met Marcy, I was terrified to drive. But, it wasn't long before I got quite comfortable and excited to be behind the wheel of a Mustang. All-Class helped me gain the confidence and the skills that I needed to pass my road test and keep myself safe on the roads. I've been driving for five years now and have not been in a crash and I credit it to what I learned with Marcy at All-Class."
"I thought Marcy was a great diving instructor and was able to learn very well with her insightful teaching methods. I had used other driving schools in the past and found than less than helpful, and thanks to Marcy I was able to pass my N test. I highly recommend her for anyone hoping to improve their driving skills Thanks again Marcy!"
I just wanted to say thank you so much for teaching me what I needed to know and helping me pass my N! Couldn't have done it without you, Also I have only heard great positive things from other who have got lessons through all-class I definitely recommend Marcy to everyone!!!
"Marcy at All-Class is a great driving instructor. She helped me to overcome the confusion I was dealing with due to weak instruction I received from another driving school. With her help, I was able to pass my "N" test with ease. Plus she teaches in a pretty cool car!"
"Marcy is a great driving instructor with great prices. I would recommend All Class to any of my friends or family. Within the first few lessons, my parents and I both saw an improvement in my driving. She prepared me properly for my road test and I felt confident going that day. Thank You All Class!"
"I love this driving school! she was so patient with me and went over everything very thoroughly. she wouldn't send me to do the test unless she knew I was ready. also, you get to drive a new mustang! I rather drive around in a mustang then one of those cars with the stupid hats!"
"Highly recommend Marcy for all levels of driver training. I passed each road test taken after very clear and professional instruction given by Marcy. Thanks again for your knowledge to ensure safe driving :)"
"My driving experience with Marcy has been nothing but positive. Her ability to ensure comfort and confidence is outstanding and she made passing the road test a breeze."
"My experience with Marcy @ All-Class Driver Training was exceptional. I am happy I went through her as I passed the Road Test on 1st attempt. She made me strongly confident and comfortable behind the wheel. She was super flexible as well knowledgeable which ensured my safety! Highly recommended!!"
"Marcy is a fantastic instructor! I highly recommend this company."
"Took a crash course with All-Class Driver Training, Marcy is a very experienced trainer, pointing out driving errors and simplifying actions required at intersections (all in one hour) made it easy to pass the road test. Thanks, Marcy !!!"
"I thought Marcy was a great diving instructor and was able to learn very well with her insightful teaching methods. I had used other driving schools in the past and found then less than helpful, and thanks to Marcy I was able to pass my N test. I highly recommend her for anyone hoping to improve their driving skills Thanks again Marcy!"
"My experience with Marcy's All-Class Driver Training Nanaimo was extremely helpful. I can say confidently that I couldn't have found a better driving instructor to teach me how to drive safely and surely on the roads. Marcy is incredibly good at making everything she's teaching you clear, and straightforward. She's easy to talk to and is open to any questions. She's happy to carry on a conversation during the lesson, helping to put you at ease, and make you feel you have a strong teacher-student relationship. Since taking her lessons I have managed to obtain my N status on my driver's license and feel safe alone on the roads. I can also confidently manoeuvre a three-point turn, a reverse stall park, and a parallel park. I have nothing but positive feedback for Marcy, and I am extremely happy with the results of her lessons. I have never been in the car with a better instructor."
"great teaching, and loved driving the mustang! definitely helped me pass my N first try!"