Welcome to the Gersh Driver Education Program
GERSH DRIVER EDUCATION COVID-19 UPDATES
May 21, 2020
Unfortunately, everything is on hold right now as Governor Cuomo said there will be no face to face classes for summer school. We are currently waiting on new directives from NYS Education and NYDMV as to how we can proceed. As soon as we know more, we will be sending emails.
Thank you again for your patience and understanding
May 18, 2020
DO TO THE CURRENT UNKNOWN SITUATION WITH COVID-19, WE MUST DELAY THE OPENING OF OUR FALL REGISTRATION. WE WILL POST ANY NEW INFORMATION AS WE GET IT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING.
PLEASE STAY SAFE AND STAY POSITIVE!!
April 22, 2020
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We appreciate your continued patience and understanding as we continue to navigate this complicated situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus). Gersh Driver Education is taking all precautions so stop the spread and want all our students and their families to stay safe.
We are receiving many questions regarding online instruction.
NY State Department of Education and the NY State Department of Motor Vehicles explicitly prohibits online instruction until 18 hours (75%) of the program has already been completed in the actual classroom.
The following is the exact directive from NYSE and DMV: "The online learning option is only available to those students that completed 75% (18 hours) or more of their coursework prior to school closures. Students with less than 18 hours completed prior to closure cannot utilize online learning. This guidance was developed in coordination with NYS DMV with consideration for student safety and the safety of all drivers in New York State."
Gersh Driver Education cannot speak as to what other programs are doing in other districts. Please understand, that NO student in ANY district will be able to fully complete their respective programs. This will ONLY happen when ever school districts reopen or be completed in the Summer or the Fall.
Any programs that are currently doing online instruction and not following the directive take a chance that their programs can be invalidated, and those students will have to begin again.
If there are any changes or modifications to this directive, we will notify everyone.
Again, please stay safe and stay positive.
We hope to see everyone again soon.
Joel B. Geller
Our newly renovated classroom, as well as our state-of-the-art simulator, allows your child to learn in a stress-free environment while utilizing the most up-to-date practice simulations.
At Gersh Driver Education we are always adding ways to get our students more involved and not be the traditional boring program. This year we have added and are the only program to have an on-site distracted driving course. The students will navigate around a closed course in a golf cart allowing them to experience different distracted driving scenarios. (WEATHER PERMITTING)
The Gersh Driver Education Program is the largest in New York State and has a high road test pass rate that surpasses the national average. All, of our teachers are state certified experienced professionals that go through a series of vetting processes and have many years of teaching experience. We also give random BAC breathalyzer tests to the driving instructors ensuring the safety and well-being of every student.
Gersh Driver Education is very well known for its excellent customer service, most class choices & times and outside the box thinking.
We strive to not only make our program a good and effective learning experience, but fun for all as well.
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."
"Driving is like baseball. It's the one that gets home safely that counts."
(3) LOCATIONS TO CHOOSE FROM:
W. HEMPSTEAD - HUNTINGTON - HAUPPAUGE
*****NEW HUNTINGTON LOCATION*****
21 Sweet Hollow Rd. * Huntington, NY 11743 * West Hills Day Camp
Same excellent customer service, and core values to ensure the safety and well-being of your child.
*****NEW LOCATION IS CENTRALLY LOCATED IN LONG ISLAND OFF JERICHO***** (BEHIND WALT WHITMAN HIGH SCHOOL)
What People Are Saying
"…classes on Sunday are huge convenience…both my children passed their road test on the first try…you gave them a lot of confidence…wonderful program" ~Denise Algerio
"...the driver's education program was a great success. Thank you for providing such a wonderful service." ~Susan Sheldric
"Everything was so well organized, and well run. My son passed his road test on the first try. Thank you very much to you and your staff for making this a very pleasurable experience for both my son and myself. We will be back in a few years with my daughter." ~Kelly Parson
"Joel, I would like to let you know that I really can't thank you enough for your overwhelming niceness. You are such a pleasure to deal with so thank you!" ~Laura Man
***CLASSROOM TEACHERS WANTED***
We are always looking for certified classroom instructors for both of our locations. (W. Hempstead and Hauppauge) Must have NY DMV MV-283 certification. Please contact the office if interested.
All registrations are to be completed on line. Please remember, a $100.00 deposit is required to secure the seat.
All classes are in accordance with the New State Department of Education and the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. Upon completion of the program, the student will receive the MV-285 Certificate of Completion. This will allow for a senior license at 17.
Each class is as follows: (1 1/2 hours in the car and 1 1/2 hours in the classroom)
If you have any questions or need more information, do not hesitate to contact us.
*** ALL OF OUR CLASSES FILL UP FAST. PLEASE DO NOT WAIT **
GERSH ACADEMY EXTENDED PROGRAM
This program is open to all abilities and takes the students from obtaining their permit, through getting their drivers license in a very smooth transitional process, thus, helping them reach their highest level of independence. Learn more.