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Nova Driving School

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(54 Reviews)

2036 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

(773) 489-2712

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Today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tomorrow: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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A+
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Hours

Regular Hours

Services/Products
Drivers Ed
Payment method
mastercard, visa, all major credit cards
Neighborhoods
Northwest Side, Bucktown, Logan Square
Categories
Driving Instruction, Educational Services, Traffic Schools
Other Information

Parking: Street, Lot, Free

Classes Offered: Driving Instruction

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Festina L.

04/19/2017

Overall
Expertise
Professionalism

I THOROUGHLY loved the professionalism and expertise of not only Nova Driving School and their employees (who were always warm, friendly, and accommodating whenever I had inquiries or concerns), but my driving instructor, Paul R.!!
I had my bits of anxiety behind the wheel, but he quickly ended that. He helped me to refine my techniques, pass my road exam, and to be a better, more defensive driver. He is a very kind, encouraging, laid back yet firmly spoken instructor who makes you feel like you are taking lessons with your own dad! I will recommend Nova and Paul to everyone in need of driving lessons and/or their license.

I APPRECIATE YOUR GUIDANCE, PAUL! :) Thanks again!

- Crump

jonfox20009
Edited: 02/07/2017
Overall
NOVA DRIVES IT HOME

AFTER DISAPPOINTMENTS WITH CENTRAL AND AMIGO,WE SAW SOME REVIEWS OF THE NOVA
DRIVING SCHOOL AND WERE INSPIRED.I AM TELLING YOU ITS ALL TRUE.MY WIFE
HAD AN INSTRUCTOR NAMED D.K. AND HE HAS SOME GREAT DRIVING INSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES.
I MIGHT ADD A REALLY NICE GUY.SO AFTER 4 LESSONS SHE PASSED THE TEST, AND THE
INSTRUCTOR AT THE DMV WAS IMPRESSED TOO.SO SPARE YOURSELF SOME TIME,TROUBLE
AND MONEY AND CALL NOVA!! THERE RATES ARE GREAT TOO. JON AND BEL

Phani M.

09/03/2016

Overall
Expertise
Professionalism

I had very good experience with Nova. My Instructor name is Luis P. He taught me everything i want . He was very friendly and helpful.He was fabulous instructor.Through his help ,I am able to clear road test in first attempt.

Thotung N.

06/23/2016

Overall
Expertise
Professionalism

I have just passed my driving road test after a very useful practice with Senem. She reviewed important driving skills carefully and was very patient with my practice.



I had some trouble with my road test because I brought the wrong lease; so I missed one document in group D. Senem was patient to be there with me and helped me resolve this issue. Senem, thank you so much!



I highly recommend this instructor if you want to learn how to drive.

Tonia M.

05/28/2016

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I had my first driver's lesson....The driving instructor David B. was patient, accommodating and professional without being highfalutin... I can do this, even though I took on this task@the age of (middle age)...on with next lesson!!!

Valmira V.

12/04/2015

Overall

sorry i register wrong ,in this page good luck to everyone to passing score. good night .!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Prashanth R.

11/21/2015

Overall

I have taken your classes at your driving school. Initially my classes were scheduled with Dash for a 6hrs session costing $365. Later on I had taken an extra lesson costing $90. I was told that I was ready for the test. However I couldn't clear it on my first attempt, in spite of getting a passing score !!



I spent another $195 for the second road test prep following by my second road test attempt (this time, the instructor was Paul who was pretty good). However I couldn't clear the second attempt as well, inspite of following all rules. The examiner stated that my turns had to be more stable and smooth.



All the hard earned money that I have spent ($650) is a total waste now !!!..



How can you guys encourage me to go ahead with the road test when I was not ready for it. Also, I was not told that in the actual road test, the examiner is gonna look at these minute details.



I never expected that I would fail in the second attempt !!!.. Totally disappointing !!!..Waste of my precious time and money !!!!..You guys just loot the money from people like us. Do u think I'm a money making machine or what ??.. Utter waste of money !!.. I would need a refund and/or more free lessons, until I'm deemed fit to pass the test.

Tatiana O.

11/13/2015

Overall

Just had my first lesson with Rosmery! It was great! I was nervous at the beginning, but by the end of those two hours felt really encouraged! I appreciate that Rosmery it very thorough and honest - she gives feedback immediately, gives short comments that don't distract me but really help, because she supports and at the same time gives valuable information. She started at the very beginning with me and worked on my driving skills little by little, so I wasn't intimidated at all, but accomplished way more then I expected in two hours. I didn't feel scared, but always felt cautious... I even drove back home!! Looking forward to the next class!

Nel B.

01/30/2015

Overall

I highly recommend Nova Driving School. Martha my instructor from this institution makes me feel confident and at ease while behind the wheel. She is very patience and easy to understand. She also makes me feel relax. She is a great instructor I ever had. Thanks again Martha....from NELIA

Tony G.

08/29/2014

Overall

Great learning experience!!

My instructor Martha is a kind lady who takes time and effort to really teach you how to be a great driver and does everything she can to make sure you learn to the best of your abilities.

If I were to learn how to drive all over again I would most certainly take the driving lessons again.

Ann R.

08/29/2014

Overall

Marta is the best! She was an amazing teacher and very patient. I highly recommend Marta.

Tiffany S.

08/17/2014

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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

J P.

07/30/2014

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I have done 5 lessons with Nova so far and have my last lesson and road test in a couple of days. I feel like both my driving and confidence have improved with these lessons. Martha was my instructor - thank you, Martha!

Taghreed O.

06/03/2014

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I gave the school 4 stars since the first two days i had unhelpful instructor. However, the third day the instructor was very good and helpful I think his name is Dian (I am not sure). He is working on Sunday only. Then, I had the third instructor. She is fine, but she could not explain what should I do in details. In the road test, I had Martha who is very very good instructor. She helped me to know my problem in holding the steel and pushing the gas. She really did a great think for me.

Thank you Martha and Dian

ded.red.3

05/31/2014

Overall
Great for those with fear of city driving.

I had Martha for my instructor and she was fantastic. She calmed my fears and on the first day I was totally relaxed driving around the city. Francisco took me out for a spin on the day of my test and told I'd be fine, and he was right. I would recommend Nova to anyone who has a fear of city driving. They instill confidence and I would recommend them to anyone who needs to get their license.

Papa P.

04/24/2014

Overall

Got a lesson from Julio right before my road test. He's a great instructor whose lesson dramatically and noticeably improved my driving. He had terrific tips and advice for both the test and driving in general. He was firm about what needed to be done but was ultimately very friendly and amiable. We had some communication issues but overall he was very clear. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for good, practical instruction.

nickole.navarro

04/16/2014

Overall
driving lesson 3

Thank you martha for lesson 3 I feel more condifent then I did before thank you I cant wait to start my next lesson.

Javeria S.

04/08/2014

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Thanks a lot Martha, you were so kind and patient and I know that I gave you a hard time. you were so kind and patient with me. Martha is simply amazing and Phenomenal :)

I feel blessed to have a teacher like her .

Adeniran A.

04/01/2014

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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.

Aleia N.

03/31/2014

Overall

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.