I wish I had read reviews about the Echelon Driving School before calling them to teach my teenage daughter to drive. She is 17 and had never had experience behind the wheel. The instructor (Mr Mattel) made her first driving experience living hell, to the point that she does not want to know anything about driving anymore.
He never explained the basics to her, lost his patience from the every beginning, was very rude all the time and kept yelling at her instead of calmly correcting her.
On one particular street she was driving at 23 mph in a 25 mph zone and he yelled at her that she was holding the traffic. When she increased the speed he told her in a very rude manner that she was going to get a ticket.
All in all, it was an awful, traumatic experience for my daughter. Unfortunately I knew all the details after I had given him the check and he was long gone from my driveway.
If you want a good advice, avoid this school at all costs. It will save you much more than just money.