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About 1st Driving Excellence, LLC
Professionals at Microsoft, Amazon, T-Mobile, Bank of America, Verizon, AT&T, and numerous IT contractors know the value and expertise we offer is superior to all other driving schools, thus our referral rate with clients is exceptional. Students from area Universities, Colleges, and High Schools send us their friends due to the exceptionally good training they have received.

Although we have trained many instructors and examiners, we only employ the best. You will save time, money, and receive detailed information and training by working with 1st Driving Excellence - the only school to offer training specifically designed for new adult drivers.

Our constant flow of referrals and our great reputation is due to our instructors. All are required to:
  • know all the rules and laws of the road AND 
  • have excellent teaching skills
  • teach with patience, understanding, and kindness
  • explain concepts clearly and simply
  • customize lessons and give clients useful feedback so your lessons progress faster
  • build confidence so you earn your license sooner

Our Team 

  • Bob, our Teen Program Manager, has 25 year driving coach, is excellent with all ages and really enjoys his work. His positive attitude and rapport bring him many referrals. He conducts lessons and skills exams, monitors knowledge tests, and our teens write outstanding reviews of his work.
  • Eric, understands/speaks basic Mandarin Chinese and Japanese, is a Master Instructor and works well with all clients from around the world. He provides lessons and instructor training.
  • Nycci, fun and professional. She is patient and kind. She conducts lessons for all ages and nationalities. Skilled examiner for clients from every nation, including limited English.
  • Kathlyn, a Master Examiner and Master Instructor. Serving clients from around the world even with extremely limited English skills, she fully understands the differences and challenges faced by drivers new to the USA, as she earned her license in a foreign county, the Netherlands..
  • Gumma, fluent in Arabic, office admin, customer service, scheduling, and score recording with DOL.​
  • Ajay from India, office admin, customer service, scheduling, and score recording with DOL
  • Heaton, Patient and kind. She conducts lessons and skills exams for all ages and nationalities, including limited English.

14777 NE 40th St, Bellevue, WA 98007