When it comes to teaching a teenager how to drive, there are two primary options: enrolling them in a driving school or opting for parent-taught driving. While both methods have their merits, this article aims to persuade readers that using the services of a professional driving school like MyDrive Academy

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Driving School vs. Parent-Taught Driving: Which One's Better?

When it comes to teaching a teenager how to drive, there are two primary options: enrolling them in a driving school or opting for parent-taught driving. While both methods have their merits, this article aims to persuade readers that using the services of a professional driving school like MyDrive Academy is the superior choice for ensuring comprehensive, safe, and effective driver education. Here, we’ll explore the pros and cons of both approaches and highlight why MyDrive Academy stands out.

Driver’s Ed

Pros of Driver’s Ed:

  • Professional Instructors: Driving schools employ certified instructors who are trained to teach driving skills and stay up-to-date with the latest traffic laws and regulations.
  • Structured Curriculum: Driving schools offer a well-organized curriculum covering theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for safe driving.
  • Reduced Stress: Learning from a professional instructor can help alleviate some of the stress and tension that may arise when learning from a parent or guardian.
  • Potential Insurance Discounts: Some insurance companies offer discounts for teens who have completed a driver’s education course.

Cons of Parent-Taught Driving:

  • Lack of Professional Instruction: Parents may not have the same level of expertise as a certified driving instructor and may unintentionally pass on bad habits.
  • Potential Stress: Teaching a teen to drive can be a stressful experience for both the parent and the child.
  • Time Commitment: Parent-taught driving requires a significant investment of time and effort on the part of the parent.

Parent-Taught Driving

Cons of Parent-Taught Driving:

  • Your Parents Aren’t Professional Teachers: Your parents may have experience, but it’s been a long time since they’ve had driver training. They may have forgotten important details and may not be up-to-date on the latest information.
  • Risk of Picking Up Bad Habits: Parents may not even realize they’re passing on bad driving habits, potentially leading to unsafe practices.
  • Insurance Considerations: You’ll need to be covered by your parents’ insurance, which can have financial implications.
  • Safety Concerns: Parent-taught driving may not have the same safety measures as professional driving schools, including vehicles with dual controls and modern safety technology.
  • Potential for Arguments: Familiarity with parents can lead to arguments, especially in high-stress driving situations.
  • Instructor-Led Driving School:

Pros of Instructor-Led Driving School:

  • Experienced Instructors: Instructors are experts in teaching teen drivers and stay updated on new driving and safety information.
  • Specially Equipped Vehicles: Driving school vehicles are equipped with dual controls and modern safety features for the safest learning experience.
  • Road Test Assistance: Instructors are well-versed in the requirements of the road test and can offer valuable guidance.
  • Vehicle Insurance Coverage: Driving schools typically cover vehicle insurance, alleviating concerns for students.
  • Access to Online Instruction: Many driving schools offer online instruction to supplement in-person learning.

Why Choose MyDrive Academy:

MyDrive Academy excels in providing top-notch driver education for all ages. Here’s why we stand out:

  • Certified Instructors: Our instructors are certified professionals with extensive teaching experience.
  • Safety Priority: All our vehicles feature dual control braking systems for maximum safety during lessons.
  • Road Test Packages: We offer comprehensive road test packages to prepare students thoroughly, including the use of our dual-controlled vehicles for the road test.
  • Insurance Coverage: We provide peace of mind by covering vehicle insurance during lessons.
  • Online Instruction: MyDrive Academy offers Driver’s Education Courses in both Spanish and English, available in in-person and online formats.

In conclusion, while both parent-taught driving and professional driving schools have their merits, the advantages of choosing a trusted driving school like MyDrive Academy are evident. Our certified instructors, commitment to safety, and comprehensive instruction make us the superior choice for teens and adults seeking a reliable, efficient, and safe driver education experience. Don’t compromise on your safety and education – choose MyDrive Academy for your driving journey.

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Parent and Student Testimonials

This place is really really good. The package is worth it I highly recommend getting it. Ismail was my instructor and I really appreciate how patient, compassionate and helpful he has been. I give this place a 10/10!!
Adam Sendler
Professional and made learning to drive enjoyable.The best driving instructor in town! Tailored lessons, clear instructions, and a friendly approach.Thank you for helping my son become a confident driver.
Cathy Adams
I was trained and easily passed the written test for C licence, I do not understand English well and Ismael asked me everything again so that I would understand exactly how to answer the written test correctly.
Paul Dalton
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Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely. Our courses have been designed to meet each student where they are in the process of learning to drive, and our test-prep courses have ensured that students can pass their permit and road tests with confidence and ease.

MyDA’s highly trained, state-licensed instructors are used to accommodating students who have apprehensions about driving a car. Lessons are conducted at a pace that best fits a student’s needs, and will only move forward to more advanced skills when the student feels comfortable.

Our permit-test preparation course has helped thousands of driving students pass the permit exam. At the end of the two-hour course, students take practice tests similar to the real exam to reinforce the knowledge gained during the class. 

Permit Prep class in English

Clase de preparación para obtener el Permiso en español

MyDA has a variety of lesson packages available to fit the needs and capabilities of every beginning and intermediate driver. You can look over our available classes here or call our operators at (630) 760-2255 for specific advice. 

No one can guarantee how quickly or slowly things will move at the SOS, but in general Fridays are more crowded than other days, and afternoons are more crowded than mornings. 

It is strongly recommended that anyone who needs to visit a Secretary of State facility should make an appointment in advance at the SOS’s scheduling site. Permit-test or road-test appointments should be scheduled with time to spare. 

The Secretary of State’s Facility Finder lists all SOS-location addresses in Illinois, along with their hours of operation, phone numbers, and other useful information.

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Phone: (630) 760-2255

Email: support@mydriveacademy.com

Naperville Office (Main)

Address: 320 N Route 59 #120, Naperville, IL 60563

Worth/Bridgeview Office

Address: 11015 S. Harlem Ave., Unit G, Worth, IL 60482

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