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A&E Driving School
Norwood MA 02062

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  • Reviews for A&E Driving School

    • Published 3/16/2019 2:01 PM


    • Published 2/26/2018 7:30 AM

      Current Student

      This place fucking sucks. The first day of class was us watching movies for the first half of the day. The “movies” are 20 minute videos on driver safety and shit. They are unbearable. After lunch we were handed a 30 page packet that we were to complete. The person who runs it now, Brian, sits on his phone at his desk listening to music, eating, and printing out packets. He is a complete idiot as he cannot print out his pages double sided resulting in a 60 page packet that could’ve been cut in half. Waste of paper. I was waiting for our “teacher” to actually teach us something instead of handing us packets but that day never came. Whenever we had questions he would tell us to look in the packets. When we asked about Dianne, the old bag of shit who used to work there, he said “she’s dead, you can go dig her up in the grave if you want”. The movies are played on VHS tapes that are from the 70’s and most of the techniques are now out dated. One of the videos speaks about cars in the future and how they could have GPS someday and “maybe someday it’ll be time to throw out those maps” it states. Many of us fell asleep in the “class” during the videos. Bryan refused to turn his ringer off and thus when people called him his annoying ringer would go off, distracting us. Bryan constantly boasted about how his 495$ price was 200$ cheaper than his rivals, but if you didn’t pay the complete balance by the last class, you would be charged an extra 200$ making the price the SAME as his competitors. This class has completely wasted my time and unfortunately I have already bought my driving hours with “papa Bryan” :(. Recommendation: don’t send your kids here if you love them. Send them here and they will get into an accident as they will have learned nothing they were supposed to.

    • Published 12/9/2017 10:23 PM

      Derrick eures


    • Published 7/16/2014 11:21 AM


      if you think this place is bad try another they're all the same. I went to another school, way worse

    • Published 7/7/2014 7:31 AM


      HORRIBLE! Would never recommend them again! they are complete idiots running the show and have no regard for these poor kids trying to get license. they cancel, lie, and if you are lucky enough to get appt they are at least 30 mins late. DO NOT USE them!

    • Published 6/8/2014 8:51 AM


      Very good

    • Published 6/2/2014 7:30 PM

      This School Blows...

      Fake Parent is a fucking dumb ass. I went to that school it SUCKED. It took me over a year to get my license because of old ass Dianne. 70 year olds shouldn't be able to run a fucking driving school...

    • Published 3/5/2013 11:11 AM

      terrible school

      for what ever reason, diane insists on doing all the driving instruction herself. assuming you can even get a hold of her, she never responded to multiple messages trying to schedule driving hours, she's just an awful teacher: grabby, rude, distracted, and incapable of keeping track of the things. she's more concerned about pushing students into taking a test they aren't prepared for than actually teaching them to drive. even trying to leave was a nightmare; she refused to let me pay for the one miserable lesson i'd had with her, and would not sign the letter saying i'd at least completed classroom hours with her "school." it took a phone call from the owner of the new school i was attending and informing the rmv about her sketchy business practices before she finally let me just go. terrible business, terrible woman. if you must go here, make sure you get everything from driving hours completed to payments made in writing. bring your own receipt books if you have to. diane has a very...selective memory.

    • Published 10/16/2012 4:04 PM

      imad el halawani

    • Published 9/18/2012 10:55 AM

      This school sucks

    • Published 8/19/2012 4:04 PM


      its awfull!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Published 7/3/2012 1:08 PM


      Dianne is good but still very very talkative, unnecessarly talking sucks....!! Also she takes long hours sometimes unnecessary for those who joined school just as a refreshment course of driving, may be for 2-3 lessons

    • Published 6/17/2012 1:31 PM


      Dianne is the worst woman on the planet

    • Published 4/27/2012 1:48 PM



    • Published 4/19/2012 10:19 AM

      zouheir el idrissi

      i want to satart tp learn how I can driving

    • Published 12/27/2011 9:41 PM

      past student

      worst driving school i cold imagine... seems like everyone has already said it below...

    • Published 8/19/2011 3:43 PM

      a past student

      Dianne's car is full of garbage and she is very unprofessional.She takes long phone calls regarding personal business matters such as taking people to court right in front of you. She has no filter and just says what ever she wants. She is always running late, i was late to work because dianne was 1 hr. and 20 min late for a lesson. And it is tottally stupid that she doesnt not even drop the kids off. If she does that so she will be prompted it does not work. Choose an alternate driving school. The cars are also in less then good condition and she will explain to you that it is simply bc they dont have the money to fix them. Students dont need to know about your fiances.

    • Published 7/30/2011 9:30 AM


      This is the worst business I have ever dealt with. Deanne makes racist comments (even during the parent class). They insist you pay everything in cash, she doesn't return your calls and makes you chase her down in order to finish driving hours with her. The extra $125 dollars they make you pay to get tested in Norwood is the biggest rip-off ever. We had an 8:15 AM appointment and my son didn't get tested until 9:45. Deanne rode in the car during the test so, when my son failed for not stopping for a pedestrian, though he slowed to let the pedestrian cross, he was failed. The RMV person failed so many kids as we were waiting that it was remarkable. Go directly to the RMV for testing and save your $125. Maybe you will get a tester that tests for driving skills rather than looking for ways to fail the student. Run as fast as you can to ANY other driving school and you won't be sorry.

    • Published 7/14/2011 7:51 AM


      ohhhh nice malty u must be awkward

    • Published 4/26/2011 5:13 AM

      the truth

      i was told that i would go for the road test at 8:30 am last night i get a call asking me when i can do the pratice lesson and also get this what time i want my driving test when i told her that i was told that i was going at 8:30 am she said no i dont have that open you can go bettween 10-11 am. when i asked her why my appointment had been changed she counldnt even give me a good reason her excuse was " we have 20 kids going and you can imaging how hard it is to get them all booked in" they dont call you back and youare always chasing them down. but you can bet your behind that when it comes time to collecting money they make sure they call you. my advice dont go to this school they do not reslove complaints instead they just ignore them, there are only 2 instucters who are wicked good and nice. they need to be reported to the B.B.B

    • Published 4/25/2011 4:44 PM


      This school is horrible. Dianne is unorganized, her car is full of trash, and her parallel parking lesson is unbearable. although it is the lowest price, you get what you pay for. the other instructors are personable and are good at what they do, but dianne is psychotic and unorganized and you will regret every cent you waste on this school. i now have to wait 3 months to get my license due to diannes lack of organization.

    • Published 4/19/2011 4:42 AM

      Charlie Manson

      I want Diane to have my baby!

    • Published 3/20/2011 5:01 PM


      Awful. I have my license now after several months of re-scheduling and painful drivings hours and if I could go back and go to a different driving school i would in a heart beat. Dianne just yells at you the entire two hours and makes fun of your driving. The other instructors were very nice and helpful, however dianne is the primary instructor you drive with. Several times she had me stop at mcdonalds for herself and would add on the time in there to when my hours were done. DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL.

    • Published 3/14/2011 4:40 AM

      david l

      dianne you suck!!!!

    • Published 2/14/2011 12:07 PM


      I did not have Dianne until the end, so I didn't have the problems other people have had. I learned some useful stuff. So my advice, get a different instructor!

    • Published 2/4/2011 6:32 AM

      the truth

      Some of the instructors are good at what they teach but Dianne is not someone I would send my friends to learn how to drive, she can’t keep her appointments and I do not like the way she teaches. The office is always disorganized and they every time you make a driving appointment with her she cancels them. she will sit there in the car with you texting on her phone or talking to you constantly then when you make a mistake or ask a question she says you weren’t listening. This school is not worth the $600.00 oh and there is no reason for swearing.

    • Published 11/8/2010 3:25 PM


      worst place ever.. dianne is horrible

    • Published 10/18/2010 8:49 PM

      Juan Carlos

      A and E driving school is trash. Dianne is very overweight and smelly. She loves seaweed pudding. She made me go to grandchildrens skating recital as a driving hour. She has been in many accidents. LOBSTER TURNS AHHHHHHH

    • Published 7/26/2010 4:19 PM

      no name

    • Published 7/15/2010 11:53 AM

      current student

      this school is the biggest waste of money, if you are thinking about taking drivers ed please dont go to this school. its in a small room and in the summer its wicked hot. if you dont say the correct answer she calls you stupid and puts you on the spot. i really wish that i went to a different place. on day one of class she gives you a packet that is 26 pages and tells you to copy the entire thing, it took my class 4 hours. she never goes over anything she just gives you all this paper work and tell you that you should know it. this driving school should really be shut down. its to the point now where she has to keep bringing down the prices and asks you over and over to bring your friends or to tell "people that you see in public" shes crazy and i honestly dont think she should be teaching a driving school

    • Published 7/6/2010 6:16 AM

      fake parent

      God Bless any of you poor spellers who can't even write proper English or spell words correctly, not alone not having the intelligence of capitalizing one's name!! Take a look at all your rude untrue comments. This Driving School was picked and featured on Channel 5, August 2007. It was picked because the teacher is intelligent, pleasant, and won a first place prize for having 50 Road Test contestants passing the Road tests out of 50 hopefulls. Those of you who have used trashy comments on this site will probably fail at driving and will end up losing your licenses for your negative thoughts. You will never make anything of yourselves because you can't spell, write proper English or say positive things about anyone. Grow up and make Norwood a better place to live in as some of the residents have tried to do.

    • Published 7/2/2010 5:02 PM

      a&e is horrible

    • Published 7/1/2010 1:06 PM


    • Published 6/21/2010 6:00 PM


      After a full session with Dianne I can honestly tell you that she is a horrible instructor. She stumbles around the classroom, mumbling incoherently, reading off of handouts that she created 10 years ago, attempting to form some sort of coherent lecture. Both her lecture and homework packet answers are suffused with mistakes. She said in lecture one day "I do not stand by any of my answers to practice problems or problem sets." Frequently class time is devoted to figuring out what she did wrong; apparently she doesn't understand the rules of the road either. Lectures are useless -- you will teach yourself about driving from the manual.

    • Published 5/17/2010 12:11 PM


      I took driving hours with Diane last summer...what a mistake. Shes completely unorganized, she never remembers anything, and shes not a good teacher! Save your time and money and if you can go to your schools driving program, I thought I could get it done faster here but I was wrong. They take forever to send your papers and it costs $80 just to have her sit with you during your driving test.

    • Published 5/16/2010 9:06 AM

      hey who cares

      Dianne never wrote that

    • Published 5/9/2010 3:03 PM

      who cares

      Dianne just judging by your response, you should be shut down honey. Take an anger managment class.

    • Published 3/30/2010 9:01 AM

      E E Cummings


    • Published 2/21/2010 12:36 PM

      oboe steve

      Dianne said she ended the Cold War She said she was on the Titanic in a past life She said she was a medieval dancer in a past life She expects people to know exactly how many sides a sign has, as well as the primary and secondary color, and the back color (silver) She claimed we would not understand the meaning of a sign if we drew a line of it crooked She hands you a packet 2 inches thick, full of random papers, and expects you to read it all every night She makes you copy 40+ pages of packets You can't pass the class if you don't do all your homework, which you can't do in class. She is the worst teacher ever. She is completely stupid and never correct. I have never wanted to kill myself more than when I am sitting in that class. (She also has boogers)

    • Published 2/19/2010 12:51 PM

      a student

      this class sucks she sucks its disorganized. We learn nothing. The tests are ridiculous. The movies suck. I have learned nothing. I never want to go back again. She talks about stupid things. Shes always on the phone while driving hours. she is crazy!!!

    • Published 2/18/2010 5:00 PM

      current student

      a&e is terrible........completely terrible. you dont learn anything, you just copy packets and then she gives you quizzes that arent even worded correctly. dont waste your time or money

    • Published 2/14/2010 7:27 PM


      dianne confessed to me once that all of the nice comments on this website were written by her. she is a stalker and makes me feel violated when i think about my time at this school. you should not feel comfortable sending your kids to this school because she is so creepy and is just a flat out bum.

    • Published 1/26/2010 9:25 PM

      Bob Kay

      I don't understand how a website like this can allow a competitor school to post crude remarks to try to gain an advantage over another ...and....I guess that's life like trying to survive in a sixth grade schoolyard as a new student and I firmly believe this to be a form of bullying by people with a sixth grade mentallity......... Diane is a good woman so, go haunt a house, you jerks!

    • Published 12/23/2009 8:43 AM


      I'm ashamed of you all! Just because i dont know the difference between the front and back of a stop sign doesnt mean im not a good teacher! YOU LITTLE BASTARDS! SEE IF YOU PASS MY CLASS NOW! FAIL YOU ALL! GO TO TDA

    • Published 10/14/2009 9:15 AM

      Paying parent

      My son took driving lessons with A&E. It was a disaster. The school is completely disorganized -- tests are lost, records are not well kept, phone calls are not returned -- they still owe me $50 which I gave them to schedule my son's driving test and take him, but after waiting a month I scheduled it myself. My daughter is now taking driver's ed at Dedham Auto School, which while not perfect is light years better than A&E. Do not be misled by the low price -- you get what you pay for!!! Note to A&E -- spend some time getting organized instead of having phony platitudes posted on this site.

    • Published 9/30/2009 5:46 PM


      they lose everything. no organization. no driving times. its taken me over a year from having my permit to STILL not having my license cause they lost my stuff, then say theyll send it in and just have after 3 weeks and many other things. im calling the dmv to complain

    • Published 9/30/2009 5:46 PM


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    • Published 9/16/2009 6:32 PM


      The owner of this school is well educated, has been a high school teacher and has been teaching driver's education for more than 30 years. She makes her course enjoyable even though it is the same course the state requires. Her parallel parking instruction is like no other. I believe only one person didn't pass his test because he did something stupid like pass a stopped school bus. Besides I hear she was nominated on the who's who list from Norwood. There are some that recognized her good work. She has taught over 4000 students how to drive. That tells you something about the kind of person she is. All her techniques are great but her parallel parking techniques are a winner.

    • Published 9/5/2009 3:09 PM


      this review page is useless Dianne is just having people write good stuff about her and she doesn't seriously care about anything she does things like keeping appointments actually teaching in class instead of having her student clean her class... and so much more its like every class she has had has a different bad experience she just out does the expectations i dont know i got my licence from this place and it took me a year to get it all through just because of her time management shes a nice lady but she needs to seriously change her attitude and stop trying to outclass other driving schools and just try to build hers

    • Published 9/3/2009 5:08 PM


      If any of you belive that dianne is capable of runnying a driving school are mistaken. She is very unorganized and very forgetfull

    • Published 6/26/2009 9:25 PM


      It is hard work, maybe more so than the other driving schools. Dianne is such a sweet woman. I was shocked to find all these horrible reviews. Keep up the good work Dianne!

    • Published 1/9/2009 2:26 PM

      Current Student

      It is a little bit crazy, but it's cheap and if you just know how to be polite, it is really easy

    • Published 1/6/2009 12:38 PM

      Kayleigh Mc Donald

    • Published 12/3/2008 2:54 PM


      I believe that Dianne is an amazing teacher. She has taught me a lot about driving. She is professional in the classroom and on the road. I learned so many things that i am going to need to know on my road test and my future in driving on the road. She has good techniques that anyone can benefit from. I am more confident than ever that i will pass my road test.She is a kind and geniune person. She is also a sweet woman and i dont think that people understand how hard she works. All her hard work should be greatly appreciated.I really think that anyone who says anything bad about her is wrong. Please treat Dianne with kindness and respect. No person deserves to be insulted or harshly criticized. She doesnt have to teach people how to drive but she is doing this out of the kindness of her heart. Dianne i think you are the best teacher ever!!! I really enjoyed learning with you.

    • Published 9/11/2008 2:46 AM


      The secretaries at A&E answer or call back all calls. Dianne doesn't have time to do phone calls because she is busy teaching class or car lessons. That's the secretary's job. Students are told what is expected of them and some don't pass in homework on time or at all. Secretary is only going by what records show. BBB accreditation was removed temporarily only because of late response to a single complaint. Complainant did entire course in 5 months. Accreditation will be reinstated shortly and is not a condition of running a driving school. Many students are in a hurry to get their license are are handled in a first come first served basis. Some students finish fast and some finish slow. Some students are good drivers and some aren't. Some don't do the RMV required hours with their parents and can't drive well at all. Some students pay attention and want to learn and some do not. A&E has many satisfied and repeat customers The negative comments on this site are not an accurate representation of the majority of its students. Dianne is not the only instructor there. You should address any legitimate complaints to the secretary at 781-255-0606, instead of hiding behind the anonymity of this website.

    • Published 8/8/2008 4:05 PM


      Hmmm... if anybody who left negative comments here is legitimate, please email me your number; I am considering taking my classes here and am unsure as to whether these complaints are well-founded or malicious slander. Thanks

    • Published 4/2/2008 2:18 PM


      My driving school is the best. I don't charge much and whoever thinks my school is bad is a terrible, terrible person. Push Grab Grab

    • Published 1/24/2008 7:40 PM


      i LOVE Dianne! She is hilarious and i thought the course was very good. The whole point of drivers ed is too learn the rules of the road, to learn how to drive and to pay attention to your surroundings while driving, right? Well i thought A&E did just that. You can honestly say that you did not learn anything from the program? Well i think that is horrible and untrue, I learned just what i needed to from A&E driving school. props to dianne!

    • Published 1/22/2008 9:41 PM

      Interested Parent

      God Bless any of you poor spellers who can't even write proper English or spell words correctly, not alone not having the intelligence of capitalizing one's name!! Take a look at all your rude untrue comments. This Driving School was picked and featured on Channel 5, August 2007. It was picked because the teacher is intelligent, pleasant, and won a first place prize for having 50 Road Test contestants passing the Road tests out of 50 hopefulls. Those of you who have used trashy comments on this site will probably fail at driving and will end up losing your licenses for your negative thoughts. You will never make anything of yourselves because you can't spell, write proper English or say positive things about anyone. Grow up and make Norwood a better place to live in as some of the residents have tried to do.

    • Published 9/26/2007 10:56 PM


      I went to this Driving School. I can't believe some of you so called individuals could write such trash about this school. The school is clean, there are no posters on the floor nor other clutter. The room is very large and this school was recently featured on channel 5. There is free bottled water and cold soda available. Most of my friends who have parents that own businesses in this town have sent their children to this very same school. All of them passed their license tests including myself. Dianne is very thorough and gives us plenty of practice preparing us to be great drivers. My suggestion is those of you who like to run this school down as you have better look at your own lives first before trying to run a business down that you know nothing about because you definitely did not go to this school. Owning a driving school is a very expensive undertaking. Anyone who owns one has to be the greatest person. This occupation is not for everyone. Most people don't even qualify for being a teacher not alone wanting to be one. Be happy for those who try to make our town a better and safer place to live in. Pick on someone else. Leave this school alone.

    • Published 4/11/2007 1:05 PM


      i recently completed my course at A& E driving school and recieved my license on april 5...Dianne is a wonderful teacher..full of energy she makes her classes very interesting with awesome movies and important information on become A SAFE DRIVER!!!!!! i give her 4 stars!!!!!

    • Published 3/28/2007 7:27 PM


      A&E Driving School is an excellent school. I have attended this school and I am more than satisfied by the knowledge I have obtained. Dianne is an excellent teacher and instructor, therefore there are many who envy her and their actions show it. I kind of feel bad that D.T.C feels so threatened by the competition that they resort to making foolish websites slandering A&E s name. But I m not here to speak badly of or ridicule D.T.C because I believe if you run a business it is only right to be professional, not childish. Well to sum it up A&E is a GREAT driving school and I highly suggest if you are looking for a driving school nearby attend A&E.

    • Published 3/22/2007 10:02 PM

      Jon Tagg

      It is very sad that anyone would waste their time in stating that this school is not good. I was in a class of 40 and everyone enjoyed what they learned. Many of us have already passed our road tests on the first try. If it wasn't for the creativity of the teacher, I would have not learned as much and wouldn't have become the good driver that I am today. It is apparent that these negative so called students that claim that they came to this school really never came. Get with it and do something positive in your lives. Stop trying to downgrade this great school.

    • Published 1/14/2007 10:56 AM


      Great School. I urge people not to consider the bad commments on this site because they are originated by the Norwood Driving Center, a competitor to A&E. The instructor Deane is nice, very considerate and charges much less than most driving schools in Massachusetts. I am a teaching assistant and I deal with sceptics all the time and I know when people are trying to discredit anything. Rumours about Deane crashing cars have no basis, she actually saved lives and avoided tragic accidents. I trust that anybody who goes to this school will not regret it. I haven't it/

    • Published 11/15/2006 9:24 AM


      wuz up A&E driving school u r the one

    • Published 11/7/2006 10:50 AM

      Lauren Stivaletta

      A and E Driving school is the best driving school,also the cheapest. I would recommend it to anybody. The instructor is fun, nice and funny. She makes all the classes fun. She is never late and is very flexible. she works very hard to accomadate everybody. She even picks people up from the house sometimes. I have been to a number of make up classes and they are all fun, we even had a party at the last class. THIS SCHOOL IS THE BEST ONE OUT THERE BECAUSE I ASKED AROUND AND RESEARCHED OTHER ONES.

    • Published 7/31/2006 11:11 AM

      Meghan and Michelle

      We love Dianne! We learned alot from her Drivers Ed course, that we recently took. Dianne had many interesting and different things to say about driving. She is very enthusiastic about what she does, and we loved learning from her, and her special helpers (Brian, Charlie, Lionna, and Rob!). Dianne has also been very flexible with driving hours, like picking up/dropping students off. I would recommend this school to anyone interested in driving.

    • Published 7/29/2006 9:39 PM

      The Owner of A&E Driving School

      I feel very sorry for the John who claimed he went to this school, who claims his lessons were forgotton amd who is so concerned that he will never beable to obtain his driver's license! First of all, we get an evaluation from every student. They have all been excellent. Second of all no appointments have ever been forgotton. Third, the two secretaries that answer the phones are the ones who book all of the students as soon as they call, and every missed call is answered back within a few hours. I am a very well educated high school teacher of many subjects and I am definitely not a "scatter brain" as you accuse me of. It is obvious that you have not attended my school and that you were encouraged to write these negative false statements by another Driving School that would love to put me out of business! Your recommendation of telling everyone that my school is the worst one yet shows the type of person you are. You set out to degrade me when I know your type has never attended my school because you never mentioned the beautiful cars I use for instruction or the spacious classroom I have available. I feel very sorry for you and the person who put you up to this!!!!! There are more than a 1000 students that have passed their road tests with my sponsorship over the 25 years because of my efforts and all have given me an excellent grade. In fact, I won first prize a few years ago for a perfect score because of 50 students in succession for passing their road tests without failure!

    • Published 6/10/2006 9:32 PM

      Courtney Emswiler

      I took driver's ed from Dianne and just recieved my license thursday, June 8. Dianne made the classroom hours interesting, and fun and very informative. She covered all topics and had very helpful techniques to teach the driving hands on. She goes out of her way to accomodate the kids who have issues with drop off/pick ups with their parents. I found her to be very helpful and an excellent, safe driver/teacher. I'd give her 10 stars if it were possible.

    • Published 5/26/2006 12:24 PM

      B Narayan

      Did a refresher training at the driving school. It was good, informative and learnt the correct way to do things

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