Santo's Safe Driving School
Driving lessons and Driver Education classes in Bristol, Vergennes
and Middlebury VT.
I've taught Driver Education at Middlebury Union High School as a licensed teacher for 15 years. Much of my teaching has been with special needs students at the Diversified Occupations Program. My private Driver Education classes have been given at the Parent Child Center, at the Hannaford Career Center (for adults), and in Bristol. I have given driving lessons to Middlebury College students, and to adults as old as 95. I am certified to give the DMV driving test to teens, or to adults, after a driving program. The state-of-the-art Vermont Driver Education Curriculum is used for Driver Education classes, and is supplemented with commercial and self-made video, projects, activities, and research. I have had extensive continuing education in Driver Education, and in providing this to students who have special needs. My specialization over the years has been to be sensitive to, and tailor driver training for each individual student. I bring patience, and a long and diverse experience to teaching. My methods progress from basic skills to the more complex, so that the student's skill set grows without stress and frustration. Previously, I taught Biology, Math, and Building Trades in different settings.
Private driving lessons for adults can be arranged to fit your schedule, and can begin at your home. It is possible to get a VSAC non-degree grant to take the training, or funding may be available through Vocational Rehabilitation, the Department of Labor, or other agencies. I have experience teaching hand controls and other adaptive equipment.
I use a Toyota Prius gas/electric hybrid for the driving lessons. As well as offering excellent gas milage, it introduces the student to technology which will become much more prevalent in their lives. It is also easy to maneuver, and very quiet.
Services I offer include the following:
Driving instruction for adults
Driver safety refresher for companies, and seniors
Skid prevention training
Practice permit test questions at tab above
SANTO'S SAFE DRIVING SCHOOL