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Seagull Institute of Driving
Bronx NY 10461

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  • Reviews for Seagull Institute of Driving

    • Published 9/25/2015 2:28 PM

      Kourtney M

      Originally I tried to start my driving lessons with another driving school in the Bronx, but the instructor was too unprofessional and always changed the date for my lessons. I heard about Gul from my godmother who Gul not only taught to drive, but also her husband and later on her two children. Gul is very professional, he's always on time and keeps track of your appointments and payments. I had a package of 6 lessons with Gul and I paid for 1 more lesson. The price is very affordable, but as a college student who dorms, I didn't have the time or money for anymore lessons, so in total I've only driven 7 times with little to no outside driving experience. I took my road test today and I passed with ease. Gul really is the best if he can take an inexperienced driver, give them 7 lessons, and they pass the road test. He knows what to do so that you can pass the road test and also walk away as an experienced and safe driver. Seagull Driving School in the Bronx is really the best place to learn to drive.

    • Published 7/20/2015 7:33 AM

      Ben Asamoah

      Seagull Drving school is the best. I just passed today, and let me give some background information about myself. I took my first road test when I was 18 I failed horribly. For 3 years I was failing, until Seagull driving school came in. Gull is wonderful, he will teach you and he will be harder on you than any road test instructor. He will make you 200% instead of 100%. Also he cares about his success ratio a lot. (Which is 95% btw).

    • Published 6/17/2014 9:46 AM

      A. Trotman

      Today I just passed my Road Test for the first time and I couldn't have done it without the help of Mr. Gul. Driving for the first time can be nerve racking but Mr. Gul is patient and stern. He really knows what he is doing and makes you feel comfortable behind the wheel. He anyalzes what you do and then helps you correct it. If you need a driving school that is going to teach you the proper Do's and Don'ts, this is the place to GO!

    • Published 3/18/2014 8:33 AM

      S T

      Hello, I just want to post my experience I had with this driving school. First and foremost I must say, I should have done this earlier because with this school, there is no reason to feel scared! I had instructor Jop and need I say more? ...He is phenomenal and really knows his craft. I have learned to skill my craft when it comes to the art of driving. He can be stern but literally it is for the best. Unlike other people who go take the road test and fail on the first try because they did not take classes or for whatever their reason(s) may be. I chose not to follow, I went and well I....PASSED on the FIRST TRY!!! YES, IF I PASSED ON THE FIRST TRY SO CAN YOU. STUDY STUDY STUDY, PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE AND TAKE JOPS!!! BEST INSTRUCTOR EVER, YOU WILL GET YOUR MONIES WORTH!!!!!!!!!

    • Published 7/1/2013 11:56 AM


      You wont regret

    • Published 2/12/2013 12:58 PM

      Usman ALI

      Best driving school & best instructor .i be taking lesson form other school but I couldn't pass then I take 2 lesson from seagull driving school and I get my lincense Thank you SEAGULL Driving school?

    • Published 1/10/2013 11:21 PM


      After failing my road test twice (took lessons at other driving schools), I took 4 lessons with Gul and finally PASSED MY ROAD TEST!!!! Gul is amazing!! IF YOU WANT TO PASS YOUR ROAD TEST, DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME GOING ANYWHERE ELSE!! Gul, thank you so much for your tough love!

    • Published 12/4/2012 7:33 PM


      I would highly recommend Seagull Driving School. The instructor (in my case was Gul himself ) can be very stern, but they teach well and they are nice and helpful people. They accept credit cards nowadays and they are still the cheapest in the neighborhood, so that's one more good reason to contact them.

    • Published 11/19/2012 8:19 PM

      TuongVy Nguyen

      My sister and I took classes with Mr. Gul. He is a very good teacher, who wants to teach his students and prepares his students for the road test. I passed the road test on my first try. He is strict but he being strict because he has his students' best interest at heart. 5 hour class is informative and so much fun. He is very caring toward his students

    • Published 9/23/2012 11:34 PM

      Robert Martin Hill

      The driving test is nerve racking, they make you nervous on purpose, to test you. Gul who is funny and sweet, can make you nervous, while he explains things as you go along he tells you what to do like turn right as they would in the test. Then he explains what you did right and wrong so you can learn. This works well because he teaches you how to drive and how to deal with the test. You learn to relax and drive while in an unrelaxed situation. In the end this gives you confidence.

    • Published 8/24/2012 4:02 PM


      The way they teach its excellen I recomen this one of the best driving school in Bronx specially mr.gull I teach you all the best ways to get your licence

    • Published 8/24/2012 3:57 PM


      Nice teacher mr.gullis the best teacher I dint get my licence 6 years now thank god I god it. Hes the best I recommend every one learn driving from gull

    • Published 8/21/2012 8:22 PM


      If you are looking for a drving school that knows their stuff it is here. I had Mr. Gul and he was very kind. Strict. But kind. Help me pass my road test and help me gain confidence in my driving. Though I am far from perfect I am now a better driver. Will recommend 100% all the time.

    • Published 7/20/2012 1:30 PM


      Seagull's owner and instructors are serious about helping their students pass the road test. I live in the area and decided to try the school since it was in the neighborhood and came up in my searches. Mr. Gul Advani in particular with his sense of humor and helpful tips on parallel parking was a great instructor. Businesses are always about people, and the owner's personality clearly shows that he really does want to teach his students. I do agree with other folks that the instructors can be strict, but they weren't trying to be condescending. The guys doing the road test evaluations are even more strict so if you're serious about passing the road test, this is a very solid place. Oh... and the 5 hour class wasn't as painful as I thought it would be.

    • Published 7/17/2012 2:34 AM

      Travis B.

      Very good school, Gul helped me pass my road test I highly recommend this driving school!

    • Published 6/5/2012 3:01 PM


      Hello every body, I passed the exam today just because of Seagull Driving School. Mr. Gull is a an excellent instructor who tries not only to pass but also to do 100% on the road test and to make you a safe driver. Also, he got an amazing teaching staff. I strongly recommend him for all new drivers.

    • Published 5/15/2012 11:39 AM

      gloria rivera

    • Published 12/18/2011 9:14 PM


      Instructor Gul Advani a happy go lucky, down to earth guy makes driving safe and fun. Besides being a very efficiant instructor he also gives lot of tips on car maintenance, defensive driving etc....... Rates are very reasonable. I Highly recommend, great teacher, I passed my road test the first time.

    • Published 10/3/2011 12:54 PM


      I had a vey stern instructor but in the end it paid off because i got my License with only 10 classes and I'm a first time driver. Thanks JOP!

    • Published 8/26/2011 12:35 AM


      Thank you Gul for helping me pass my road test! After tons of dedication from not only myself but my instructor Gul, I now can drive without being worried that I do not know what I'm doing. Definitely go here, they're personable, helpful, and will do anything they can to help you become a confident driver. SAP

    • Published 8/10/2011 12:41 PM


      GREAT!! Took lessons and got a lot of good advice. I just passed my road test!!!! Watch out world!!

    • Published 7/13/2011 9:11 AM


      Passed the road test after just 6 lessons.....they must be doing something right!

    • Published 6/27/2011 12:41 PM


      the BEST driving instructor Ive had. Failed TWICE with a different instructor/school. Went to Gull,took a couple classes and PASSED! Thanks Gull!

    • Published 4/21/2011 7:45 AM


      Great instruction, received my license first try, sent my daughter she did the same.

    • Published 4/20/2011 10:11 PM


      I got my license on my first try but that was because I was able to practice with my dad's car everyday. Al was my instructor and he forgets about EVERYTHING. I was 19 years old and had just 4 lessons and just depended on my dad's car thereafter. I think they can give you great instructions but you can't just depend on their lessons.

    • Published 4/20/2011 2:23 AM


      I Love Gul I passed on my first try in 2002. He takes you on real life driving lessons not abondon streets. Sent my friend there he passed on first try. He had tried 4 times with another company.

    • Published 4/19/2011 3:08 PM


    • Published 1/29/2011 6:44 PM


      im confused i just got my license and never had a problem with this place, the instructor was pretty nice the whole time and the prices were the best i found in the area for the amount of lessons that i needed.

    • Published 1/17/2011 11:04 AM


      I had very good exp. with seagull driving school. They tought me very well. Dont listen to others thy must be his competition. Instructors here are are over 35 years of exp. I would recomend them anytime.

    • Published 10/5/2010 10:51 AM

      Mamoon Rasheed

      Excellent teachers. Recommended for those who are learning to drive and those who can drive but could not pass. He will go over and help u grab all the important things to do to pass and at the same time be an efficient and safe driver.

    • Published 8/5/2010 1:01 PM


      Very good instructor, I passed my road test first time

    • Published 6/1/2010 4:44 PM

      nanette Rosario

    • Published 5/21/2010 9:39 AM



    • Published 4/16/2010 4:05 AM


      Gul helped me and my wife pass first time. Don't waste time ANYWHERE else. great instructor.

    • Published 1/24/2010 12:00 PM


      Harsh but awesome- with Gul- I got my driving license the first.

    • Published 11/1/2009 4:20 AM


      i just need to polish my driving and develop self confidence so i enrolled in his school since my former instructor was fully booked. on my first with him everything i did was wrong. he's the only teacher who made me feel stupid and dumb. he doesn't even know how to speak proper english. he's been in this country for a long time but his accent is terrible. the worst teacher i've ever met.

    • Published 6/18/2009 5:43 AM


      excellent instructors and excellent parking methods!

    • Published 5/24/2009 3:44 PM


      I am surprised at some these reviews ... I had a very good experience. got my instructions & passed the test. everyone is very helpful.

    • Published 5/17/2009 3:33 PM


      Most reviews here are true , had a bad experience with Gull..he obviously had no idea of basic manners ..i would never recommend him to anyone !!

    • Published 3/27/2009 7:12 AM


      I have NO idea what you all are talking about. I have tried other driving schools in the area and they are all DISRESPECTFUL. Finally being recommended from a friend I went to Seagull and found peace. The instructor was respectful, punctual, could actually speak proper english. They were welcoming and answered all my questions. My instructor walked me through everything, never wasting my time or feeding me stupid information to pass time. I will be recommending ALL my family and friends here. You must be kidding if you think they rip you off!

    • Published 12/18/2008 9:11 PM


      Sounds like my experience with Eagle Driving...........Total Ripoff. Hated them. Called Seagull then and passed on first try

    • Published 12/11/2008 9:59 AM


      they are the best i got my lic the first time

    • Published 12/7/2008 7:23 AM


      That's odd. Their quality must have gone down in the past couple of years. I got my license with their instructors about 4 years ago. I always had helpful instructors. But I get your comments. I haven't driven in a while and wanted some refresher lessons. I called and made an appointment. The instructor didn't even bother calling to let me know he was late. After 20 minutes, I cancelled the lesson. I tried again at a later date. I called 5 minutes before the appointment to check. He told me then that they don't do a pickup in my area (Grand Concourse). SO we rescheduled for the day after. He never showed up nor even called. Needless to say, I still haven't found myself behind the wheel of a car yet.

    • Published 12/5/2008 1:38 PM


      good GOD, why did i not read these reviews first ?? well got ripped off, similar experiense..

    • Published 11/12/2008 11:40 AM


      ditto here! rip off!!

    • Published 10/11/2008 10:12 AM


      experienced everything already mentioned below and frustrated, i have few questions . 1) can anyone of u suggest a GOOD driving school in the same area 2) do all driving schools in this area collect your receipts and make a jackass out of you? 3)kindly give me the name of the instructors who are not of indian origin in any way., i've had enough with this character in seagull.

    • Published 9/25/2008 4:45 PM


    • Published 9/9/2008 2:05 PM


      guys, u got away with only that!!for the past 6 mnths my wife would drive me 2 work & our kids 2 school. I wanted her 2 drive like a MAN!! & get a license, so enrolled her in this driving school just to polish her driving skills. well after just 5 lessons my previously confident wife is now a nervous driver!! thanks to me ., now i have to drive my wife and kids to their respective destinations and the last thing my wife wants to do is drive a car!!! of course guys i did face cancelled driving test and everything else mentioned below, but got an added offer - send a calm, fun loving driver just to polish skills and get back a very nervous driver !! sounds like a great offer ain't it?

    • Published 8/9/2008 4:30 AM


      Here's how this guy works Day 1 - he'll be good for say 15 min when he'll get to know all about you, then u get to see his real self, he thinks all those driving on the road including you are morons, and have no idea whatsoever about driving Day 2 - u will never get continuous classes form him, he'll keep criticizing u'r driving and give u a feel that u dont know how to drive. Class 3 - the criticizing will continue , bad language, bad english and he'll NEVER TEACH u a thing Class 4 - u'll be told that u need to get u'r right and left's proper so the criticizing continues without any teaching and he'll tell u that u'll fail the road test at this rate, he'll not give u his car for the test because he thinks that u r a bad driver, then finally he'll say 5 classes are not enough , u need more classes to be perfect. Class 5 - he might tell u to parallel park and i guess that's the only thing he'll ever teach. He's got bad manners, will act like a mad guy and will constantly give u a feel that u cant drive, will press the break unwarranted and find a reason to blame u for this time i thought enough is enough, and asked him to book a road test, because i knew that 3 yrs of accident free driving in UK + 5 classes here, is enough. Class 6 - he says he's fixed a date ( he'll keep the 5 hr receipt with him, if u r smart enough try to take that class else where ), will still emphasize that u will fail the test & u need more classes. Class 7 - ( a week after class 6) i looked up DMV, can see a cancelled appt.. i confront him , he denies and blames me for it. well he's playing with the wrong guy. Got my NYPD friend to him, managed to get the receipt, booked a test myself, practised for some time in friends car, with a friend who boosted all my confidence ,and passed the test. My advise - don't go to this place to learn driving, u will not be taught anything,if he gets to know that u r in a well paying profession, he'll fleece u off to the max. extent ; if u r caught in a muddle like me with a cancelled appt. silently try to take the receipt from him under some pretext, unless u can argue with a moron like him... JUST STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE, U'LL REMAIN SANE.

    • Published 8/8/2008 12:41 PM


      Agree with JL , faced silimar problems but the worst part is, he'll tell u that raod test is booked, but one look at the DMV site and lol, u'r appiontment won't even show up there, then u confront - he denies and tells u to take more classes -can go upto 15 beaware stay away from this place for sure.

    • Published 8/7/2008 11:06 PM


      Worst teachers that you'll ever meet. Try to rip you off. Show up late to lessons. Bring along other people without warning. Changes&modifies appointments at the last minute. Never have their phones turned on or call you back. Don't speak English properly. You should just pay 50 dollars more&take your business somewhere else.

    • Published 7/27/2008 12:38 PM


      worst kind of instructors u'll ever find...wonder how they even got a license to teach...don't think of joining it if u really want to learn how to drive ...

    • Published 6/15/2008 3:32 PM


    • Published 6/9/2008 7:51 PM


      Amazing Instructors! Very helpful in teaching techniques and helped me pass my road test on first try.

    • Published 4/8/2008 6:32 AM


      never call you back

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