I had a completely different experience from the other reviewers I see here. The classes were very reasonably priced and the management was always professional and helpful to me, always. They worked around my schedule and I was never penalized when I cancelled even a minute before scheduled driving practice. The main problem I encountered was contradictory approaches when I had someone other than my regular instructor working with me. I was lucky to have Gabriel as my instructor for the most and he was very meticulous, and was very invested in my learning to drive and passing the test. There is a fantastic method to his teaching that prepared me well for the rigors of the road and the test. I went to this school after having experiences with impatient teachers at another school, so I went there with a tough zero tolerance attitude for impatience. I was direct whenever I felt any teacher was not operating with the patience I demanded, I let them know straight up that I was not going to deal with any attitude and impatience. So if you are going to this or any driving school, expect teachers who are impatient at times but that should not be a factor you cant vary especially if the teacher is excellent otherwise. Take control of your learning. ask questions until they are answered and don't be afraid to say from one adult to another "you are being very impatient and I am not going to tolerate this today". WRT the accent, I do not speak creole but when at the times I did not understand a driver, I asked him to repeat, just as we do in NYC when we encounter someone whose English accent is not exactly the same as ours.On the day of my test, Gabriel was the one giving me tips all the way to the road test site. To each his own I guess, but I had a great experience with this school. I did not pass the first road test because I obviously was not prepared, I just hadn't taken enough classes. I cant blame a school for that. I passed the second time because I took many more classes in prep. Nobody can make driving automatic for you, it depends on practice and practice depends on the number of classes you pay for (if you don't have a family or friend with a car to practice in your own time). I would highly recommend La Difference if you are like me, who was looking for reasonably priced instruction, close to home (Brooklyn) professional friendly management who always accommodated me, and experienced, talented and though sometimes tough teachers such as Gabriel.
2. New York City of-- Education Dept of-- Region 8-- Schools-- High Schools-- Cobble Hill School of American Studies
347 Baltic StBrooklyn, NY 11201
185 1st AveNew York, NY 10003
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240 2nd AveNew York, NY 10003
333 W 17th StNew York, NY 10011
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14. New York City of-- Education Dept of-- District 75 Special Education Schools-- P77 At I227 Shallow
6500 16th AveBrooklyn, NY 11204
This deserve a million stars below zero lol...... I never went here, but I knew numerous Broooooklyn wackos and weardos that did go here. There are …
16. Education Dept Ofregion 8schoolsdistrict 75 Special Education Schoolsp811 At Connie Lekas School
2525 Haring StBrooklyn, NY 11235
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3000 W 1st StBrooklyn, NY 11224
49 Flatbush AveBrooklyn, NY 11217
20. New York City of-- Education Dept of-- Region 7-- Schools-- Intermediate and Junior High Schools-- Is 96 Low Seth
99 Avenue PBrooklyn, NY 11204
330 1st StBrooklyn, NY 11215
116 Nassau StBrooklyn, NY 11201
PS 133 would be a much better school for the people who live in the area if the teachers had control in the classrooms and if the school had a more diverse student body. Unfortunately, parents in the area know better than to send their kids there. Instead they have to go to other schools where they have control and turns out to be more diverse. It's a shame that this school is getting a new building when the current principal doesn't seem to care that the classrooms are out of control and good teachers want to leave or are leaving. Parents tend to forget that the Principal has an important job. She is in charge of the building and has to observe and rate the teachers. Do you want someone who lacks knowledge or ignors what is going on in the classrooms/building to watch over your child?
We couldn't be happier with Carrig Montessori school! We have completely peace of mind, knowing that our son is in great, caring, loving hands, in clean, safe environment. He is learning while having fun! Our son loves his school and teachers, and often ask to stay longer; after school. Extended school hours is a big plus, whenever needed during a busy times. Teachers are great, very professional, and very involved in all areas of our sons development. They see the whole child! Carrig Montessori is a great community, with wonderful families that are very involved in their children's lives! It is a very caring environment. For our family, Carrig Montessori is absolutely the best choice!