Basis Independent Schools in Brooklyn, NY with Reviews -
  • 1.Basis Independent Schools

    556 Columbia St


    3.29 mi

  • 2.Gates Flag and Banner

    6 E 1st St


    18.99 mi

    For the past 140 years, Gates Flag & Banner Company, Inc. has been assisting our customers in demonstrating their pride in America, their heritage and nationalities, as well as their homes and busines

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By: Susan F.
La Difference Auto School
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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By: Pascale G.
La Difference Auto School
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-
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By: Colin M.
Flatbush Seventh Adventist School
This is a wonderful school, children are very safe, the learn to respect each other. this school education is of a very high standard.

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