I am writing this review in order to help anyone who does not have a driving license, is afraid of driving or has failed the driving test and has lost hope. I want you to know that I once thought I would never drive because I was just so afraid on the road. I contacted Nova Driving School and Iam so glad that I did. My instructor was Martha. I have these words for Martha..Exceptional, very skilled, understanding, very patient and extremely dedicated to her job. Martha helped me in many ways..she helped me to recognize my mistakes with great patience, she helped me to drive confidently as if I've been driving for years, she worked with me for hours with dedication. This is a talent that is very rare because I feel these qualities are very rare for one person to have. But, I have found all these in her. I passed my test on my first attempt after I took classes with Martha in Nova Driving school. Sometimes we do very difficult things in life..like taking difficult examinations, giving presentations, doing complicated research..but are unable to acquire the skill of driving. I was in a similar situation. But then I thought of Nova Driving School and was very lucky to have Martha, who was truly phenomenal. Her skill, talent, patience, and most of all her dedication is very commendable. I want to thank everyone who answered the phone at Nova for giving me very prompt appointments, for getting back to me even I did not get back to them,for reminding me before each class and for their kindness throughout. Thank you Martha. You are an awesome teacher and a wonderful person. I will always remember you. On the day of the test, thank you for all your support. I thank God for the great freedom and blessing of driving. Now I am driving 50 miles a day to my University and back home in Skokie. Imagine what I would have done with no license! For all those who have given up hope..please rise up, give yourself a chance, pick up the phone and call Nova Driving School and ask for Martha. You can do it, like I did! This review is special because I wrote it with my heart..for someone who truly deserves it
I think Nova Driving School is an excellent school for anyone who needs to obtain their Illinois driver's license. For me, I needed to obtain my driver's license quickly. I found out about Nova because of their positive reviews on Yelp. About two weeks ago, I contacted Nova to inquire about their driving programs. At the end of last week I was able to book my first driving lesson around my schedule. Because I was a nervous driver, I enrolled in the beginner's driver education course. I got four lessons and a trip to the DMV. Today I received my license thanks to Elvia, my driving instructor. Thank You Elvia! What I love most about this school is that the Nova instructors were very accomodating to my schedule. I was able to book weekend driving lessons, two early morning driving lessons, a night lesson and then a trip to the DMV. I really appreciate the flexibility at Nova. I also appreciated the women who work in the office at Nova. Not only were they extremely helpful over the phone, they were willing to let me try one lesson before I decided if I needed to start in a beginner's program or the intermediate program. I learned then and there that I found the right school for me. If you decide to take lessons at Nova, ask for Elvia. You could ask for any of the instructors as I am sure they are just as helpful behind the wheel as Elvia. Elvia expects nothing less than perfection behind the wheel. When you finish your lessons with Elvia, you will drive your car using proper driving techniques and strategies. I remember spending at least a few hours alone on turning. My previous driving skills were rusty and I was fearful of driving. With extensive instruction from Elvia, I now have confidence in my ability to drive safely. I also want to mention that I do not work for Nova. I had lessons with Nova and passed my driving test today. Today I have my license. Nova is affordable. They are flexible. and any of the instructors will help you get your license in four lessons. Thank you Nova.
I got my license ! And I'm very happy, after a long period of thinking, because I did not think I could ever drive because I'm nervous. I took courage and I search the internet for a driving school, and now I'm glad that I found this school great school, Nova Driving School. I want to thank Mrs. Martha who was my instructor because he had a lot of patience with me throughout all sessions, because she told and explained me many times all traffic rules and steps you need to follow. I thank you so much not only because it taught me to drive but also because she is an amazing person, very caring, optimistic, full of positive energy from her I learned so much . Especially her voice very calm and encouragement helped me to pass, I was very scared and nervous at the same time. I think this is the best gift for Christmas. I recommend this driving school to my sister and now has license. I recommend with confidence, Martha as an instructor, all people who want to take their driver's license soon.
I had not driven for 15 years due to a medical condition. Once recuperated, my neurologist gave me two options: Nova Driving School or driving rehabilitation in a hospital setting. It was a no brainer, since rehab was ten times the cost and inconveniently located. Thanks to Nova Driving School and the amazing instructor assigned to me, Martha Naveda, my driving privileges have been reinstated and I feel more confident than ever! But, I cannot say enough about Martha, who has the patience of a SAINT!! Many times, I lost my patience and wanted to quit and Martha had patience for both of us!! Martha quickly assessed what I needed to work on to rebuild my confidence and ease my anxiety. She is a very positive and encouraging instructor. I recommend Martha to anyone who is scared, nervous, or worried about being able to drive. Martha is one of those teachers you never forget and always remember with a BIG smile :)
I am 68 years old and had never ever had a driver's license. My husband who did all of the driving had passed and there I was without a way to get around. While working in the yard one day, I saw a pretty green Kia Soul passing by and noticed that it was a driving school. I I called and the people were so nice and courteous. I signed up and received a wonderful instructor named Darryl. He was the best. He was very friendly, encouraging, very patience and really in tuned to what I really needed to do in order to pass the driver's road test. No matter what I did wrong, he never lost his cool. I felt very comfortable with him. He taught me so much, things that I never realized that were involved in driving a car. Thanks to him I became a licensed driver on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 9:01 A M. Nova and Darryl - you both get 5 stars plus from me because you are simply the BEST! Thanks! W. Seay
I was terrified of driving that's why I waited until 22 to get my learning permit and then a month until it expired to take driving classes. My husband found Nova driving school and really easily set me up with my 4 classes plus driving test. My instructor was Martha. When I say amazing she was amazing. Being terrified she made me feel so comfortable. She was reassuring and patient. She took the time to explain everything and repeated things until I was comfortable with it. Martha even made me comfortable with getting on the highway. The morning of my test she calmed my nerves and I passed my test. I was so proud of my self. I started classes on the 1st of march and ended on the 20th with my license. Martha is an amazing teacher and I will be going back to her for more high way classes. Thank you so much Nova Driving School and especially Martha.
The people here are very nice. I had checked out other schools and I felt like they looked down on me. They were also more expensive! Thanks to Expert Driving School I now have my CDL and was able to pass every test with a 100% score. They helped me get through every test in every way that they could. Its on you to take the notes and do the studying. The instructors can be mistaken for strict/mean but once you're on the road you understand why they are so hard on you. They just want you to succeed in driving! You have to remember, they are the teacher and you are the student. They are doing what they are doing because they DO know what it is really like out there. They have the experience. Overall this school was very good and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to get their CDL.
Nova Driving School was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I had a very professional, patient and excellent instructor named Elbia. In just four lessons, she taught me the techniques and concepts needed to drive a car. Honestly, I never thought I could learn to drive so quickly, but I did and I passed the road test on my first try. Obtaining a drivers license at the age of 30 has given me the freedom and control of my future endeavors behind the wheel. I would highly recommend Nova Driving School, as I discovered that I too can drive effectively and my mission was accomplished. Don't spend time looking around as you might be disappointed with other driving school's that don't deliver; Do attempt to give Nova Driving School a chance and you will not be disappointed.
I am 32 and have NEVER drove a car, I took the 4 day class with Dario, I want to say that Dario is the ABSOLUTE BEST instructor!!! Please I highly recomend that if you are looking for a driving school you choose Nova and ask for Dario, he was calm and taught an old dog like me a whole lot of new tricks, he never yelled and made me feel so confidant he did what no one else who has tried all my life to do, learn how to drive! I passed my driving test on my first try with no mistakes!!! I have been driving now for a couple of weeks and I feel like I've been drivng my whole life I have no fear and am so confidant and comfortalbe driving now! I owe it all to Dario and Nova! Thank you!
Thank you Martha. Thanks to this wonderful and very patient teacher, i had a very good learning experience at Nova Driving School, she took her time to make sure i got everything right, it was like learning from a friend because it wasn't just about the driving. There were times i was sure she was frustrated and maybe a little angry and disappointed but just explained the problem and the solution as many times as needed and that helped me a lot when i eventually took the road test. I got my license easily because of Martha, thank you so very much ma'am. She'd definitely be the first person i'll think of when anyone needs to take lessons. Zha.