1st Gear Testimonials

Student Testimonials

If you (parent or student) would like to submit a testimonial, please feel free to email a brief testimonial of your experience with 1st Gear Driving to Amber at: amber_ellis@comcast.net. If it is appropriate, it will be posted!  Thank you!

"First Gear is a fantastic program for teaching young adults how to drive safely and responsibly. The instructors are second to none in knowledge and friendliness. The content of the program is accurate, up-to-date, and adequately prepared me and all of my classmates for any and all situations we might encounter on the road. The instructors were exceptional with scheduling driving hours, and the driving hours I had were always safe and designed to teach specific lessons. By the time I was finished with the program, I felt that I was ready to take my driving test without any problem. I would wholeheartedly recommend First Gear Driving School for anyone who is considering learning how to drive.


Cameron Jackson

Graduated February, 2015"


"I live in Hollis NH, and have two daughters that took drivers Ed at 1st Gear. Both of them graduated the class and got their license the very next day; September 2013 and May 2015. My girls would say to me I hear Ambers calm voice in my head and remember to be safe and follow the rules of the road.  If you ask my daughter Kaylee about Amber she'll tell you she loves her. Kay visits Amber @ 1st gear. I can't say enough about Amber and Carl. My nephew used a driver's school In Nashua and did not feel confident enough to pass his tests… A friend ask Amber if he could join a review class with them and she gladly helped him!!  he as passed as well. My son will be signed up @ 1st gear next summer. 
Thank you for teaching my family safety on the roads. Christina Hillard"


"Convenient drive times, convenient location, convenient class times, easy registration... it met all of our needs, and we now have three safety-aware youth drivers through the 1st Gear program."

- parent of a July 2015 graduate


"My daughter graduated from 1st Gear in September of 2015. We had a very good experience. We originally chose 1st Gear because the schedule was more convenient than driving schools closer to our home.  However, the experience turned out much better than what my older son had at another driving school. 1st Gear provided great instruction and fully prepared my daughter for the testing. They were friendly, very organized, and flexible about scheduling the driving hours, which we really appreciated. In addition, they were excellent about communication to parents about expectations and deadlines.  We recommend 1st Gear to others and will likely use them for our younger son when it is his turn. 

-Bedford resident"