Whether you are a fresher or an experienced driver, you need to know how to choose a driving school so that you can make the best out of it. There are many good schools but unless you are completely comfortable, it will affect your learning. Get to know some very basic things about the school you are planning to join. First thing to know is the type of courses it offers, the audience it caters to and the kind of services they provide. Some driving schools offer different courses for different people like teenagers, senior citizens, someone learning to drive for the first time or someone with major or minor disabilities. If you fall into any of these categories, look for a school that can give you special attention.
Check the background of the school. If it has been in business for a long time, you need not doubt it much. Remember that just by being in business for many years does not make the school an ideal one for you, or for anyone else. Treat it as a point in their favor but do not make it the only parameter. You can also login to the DMV website and check up on the school’s reputation. You can often find reviews and ratings of driving schools online. If they offer a free demo class, go for it. You can know a lot more about them and feel confident about your decision after attending the demo class. Another thing that adds to the credibility is their success rate and most schools claim to have a good one. Best is to ask a former student and get referrals from friends, family and colleagues.
Just because it is a driving school does not mean you cannot have the little considerations you demand from other schools. If English is not your native language, you can look up for a school that conducts classes in your preferred language. If you want your instructor to be a male or a female, you can ask so. Free picking and dropping is a very common service that driving schools provide so you should not be hesitant to ask for it.
Apart from these parameters, just go with your guts. If you are not comfortable, you will not be able to learn.