Here at Hotlen Driving School, we have taught over 60,000 students all throughout the region of Auburn since 1989. Compared with some other driving schools in Auburn, we're the only school in Placer County that features brake and gas pedal on the passenger side.
Apart from teaching the appropriate methods of driving, our Auburn students learn the rules of the road and learn defensive strategies. Our driving school has a unique technique helps each student to understand the different driving scenarios they might encounter on the highway.
Our approach is made up of 3-4 driving sessions that are organized, well designed and quite thorough. See "teen driving" for explanation of lessons.
For the past 20 years, we have operated our driving school on High Street. We are just on block away from Placer High School. We provide ample parking in the back of the building for allparents.
Our friendly office staff has been a major influence in assisting us build our driving school since we've opened our doors. And if you wish a male or female instructor, we can make this happen too.
Sofia Hotlen, owner & founder of Hotlen Driving School has always been devoted to teaching. Ms. Hotlen retains a BA from SJSU and a MS in Human Resources Compensation Management from Sacramento State University.
Another fundamental aspect is the fact that we truly care for our Auburn students and are passionate about teaching every single student that walks into our driving school. The majority of our students (60,000.00 +) have passed the written and driving test at the DMV.
We teach Auburn each student on an personal basis. Following each and every lesson, we talk to parents what their son or daughter needs to practice so they can develop the self esteem to carry on with the class.
We also have a "pay as you go" program to accommodate parents that can't find a way to put down a one lump sum payment. Courses are spread out in a six month period each month until they're able to take the driving test.
Drivers Ed Online Classes Overview
• Local Auburn Driving Instructors
About Drivers Ed Online Classes
Driver education is a four (4:Four) day class which is offered on weekends and weekdays from 9:00am to 4pm. This class is 28 hours and meets DMV requirements. Our classroom instruction lecture, text book study, video, and written tests. Our training program is designed to create a knowledgeable and defensive oriented driver. Upon completion of this course, the student will be ready to take the DMV written test for a drivers permit.
Auburn Drivers Ed Online Classes Training
Driver training course is a "behind the wheel" instruction for persons who have a permit to drive, regardless of age. Our course of instruction is a very comprehensive and thorough set of driving tasks that make the learning process both enjoyable and challenging. First time Auburn students under 18 years of age need three two-hour sessions over a minimum of six months.
(4) 1 1/2 hour sessions are optional
1st - Hand over hand, moving forward, stopping, straight backup, right and left turns, right of way, turnabouts and U-turns, light traffic;
2nd & 3rd - parallel parking, lane change, defensive driving, adverse conditions, heavy traffic, freeway driving, practice test similar to DMV test
Brand new students will need one lesson with a certified instructor prior to being allowed to use their permit. Our Auburn instructor will sign off on their permit after the first behind the wheel session, allowing them to begin practice at home with a licensed driver 25 years of age and older.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO GET A PERMIT AT THE DMV?
• You need a Certificate of completion from Driver Education (pink or blue)
What Does The Drivers Ed Online Course Involve?
It is a program that can be taken at the comfort of your home in Auburn. The program is 10 lessons long. Following each lesson you must take a test and pass up to 80%. The course is also 30 hours in total. After the completion of all the chapters, you receive a certificate of completion. This certificate takes at least 3 days to be mailed to you in Auburn. Or, you can pick it up at the office as soon as you finish the program.
DOES SOFIA HOTLEN OFFERS CLASSROOM DRIVERS EDUCATION?
Yes, we offer the classroom education in the class during week days and weekends in the summer. Please call us for classroom dates.
HOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AT THE DMV FOR MY PROVISIONAL LICENSE?
Right after completing the drivers training-behind-the-wheel, you can phone the 800 number or make an appointment on the dmv website. Appointments are generally taken two weeks beforehand, so make an appointment early.