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.
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It was THE WORST experience ever. Let me just say in all my years I have never yelped a company but I felt it was incumbent upon me to do it for this company. After lesson one I had my reservations as the first instructor ran a personal errand on my time and in the middle of a lesson he answered his phone. Despite his faults I didn't make a big deal about it and proceeded with lesson two. Well, well, well. The guy was 11 minutes late picking me up and provided no apologies. I pointed it out and he looked at me as if I were speaking an alternate language. Whatever! And again I made no big deal about the HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE. I was a nervous reck and the driver made me feel like I was stupid and expected me to know what I was doing....HUH news flash, I'm taking driving lessons for a reason. Anyway he confused me a lot. I was checked out and jaded about my lessons. I called the company and canceled all future lessons. I like to support my haitian companies but not this one...F-
We transferred to this school from our district Magnet school, PS 133, and I couldn't be happier. The staff is concerned and caring, the teachers are excellent and my daughter is undoubtedly thriving here. She went from being indifferent about school to being extremely engaged and enthusiastic. The small community is warm and friendly, the student body is diverse, with wonderful children and the atmosphere is always calm and nurturing (my daughter couldn't get over the fact that no teachers yell at this school). I wouldn't transfer her to any other place (including private schools) after observing the positive changes that have occurred in under a year in her learning habits and she has progressed beyond my expectations in a very short time. I highly recommend Brooklyn Prospect Charter Elementary for promoting such a learning positive environment where kids are encouraged to be curious, imaginative, and their best possible selves.
hello everyone. before i start , i have to say thanks again to mr DUNES, he is an amazing instructor. he works from his heart, he gives everything a student need to pass his road test. at first i couldn"t believe. if ill get my license one day. i was very eager to get my license, but , i wasnt ready. to be honest, but since globex school gave me MR DUNES. as instructor, he always told me my friend , all ur need is to follows the rules. respect stop sign, parking always turn ur head observe, before pulling out. then the day came. 10/26/2012, at 11:39:26. i respect everything, and the result. i definitely got my driver license. i highly recoomend MR DUNES to the new student. there is no human being perfect, but for sure he is perfect as instructor.. thanks to globex too. for having an amazing man like him on their team.
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!
i can not believe no one rated this school. my children went there for one year, and i have to say they are an amazing school. they treat the children with the utmost respect .the academics, although at first i was skeptical, but i have to say they showed they are an amazing place for children to learn and develope, and flourish. they have an unbelievable arts program, that just made me proud that my children had the opportunity to be apart of. thankyou to the amazing principle. that woman really had the entire school running a+.although i transfered my boys back to the original school , i have to say my stay there , i was pleased.
Many review music schools on yellowpages.com and they've probably been going there less than 6 months. i've been going to the School for Musical Performance for 2 years along with 2 of my friends and all of us have been extremely fond of all of our improvements in music through learning the basics, theory and structure. i highly recommend this school if you really want to improve your knowledge of music. its only half an hour but if your willing to apply what you learned in that half an hour during your practice time at home you'll be better in no time. my teacher is John ask for him if your going to sign up for classes.
This school is amazing. It has exceptionally loving, smart, enthusiastic and kind teachers. Children's needs are met and they are encouraged to explore their own interests, so they enjoy learning. The director and the teachers are very accessible and open to dialogue. The multi-age Montessori setting provides an excellent opportunity to learn lessons both about responsibility and compassion. This school has wholly fulfilled our expectations since we have seen our daughter thrive there. The sense of community among the parents is also wonderful. We are very grateful to Carrig Montessori School.
both my boys are here in this school, my eldest just graduated and is off to dyker, and my lil one wll be entering 3rd grade, i have to say that all my time here i have always been very pleased with the amount of attetion given to these kids, it was bittersweet watching my son graduate, i remember his very first day, time has gone by so fast, and they heloed me raise an amazing kid, and all the kids are truly amazing.. they do a great job, all the teachers and pta. seriously guys thanks for all your hard work. mrs siegal and stroffolino , truly amazing teachers .