Quality Driving Instruction Since 1994

Dear students,

Now that California is entering the re-opening phase, we are happy to announce that Rivadavia Driving School will return to normal operations starting July 2021. Our instructors will continue to follow the rigorous cleaning procedure, and will continue to wear face masks during training sessions. All students must wear face masks and contact our office if you are not well enough to attend the lesson. Even though all Rivadavia Driving School instructors are fully vaccinated, we want to continue providing a safe experience for all students.

Here are the re-opening changes:

-Lessons are now back-to-back. If your lesson ends at 12:00 pm, you will drive with the instructor to the next students location (their lesson start time is 12:00 pm) and you will sit in the back seat of the vehicle while they drive you back to your location. Please note that if your lesson ends at 12:00 pm, you will be back to your location between 12:15 pm – 12:30 pm.

-No limit to driving lessons per day. Starting in July 2021, more lessons will be available on our online schedule.

Safety measures:

  • All instructors are fully vaccinated.
  • Training vehicles are cleaned and disinfected before and after each lesson.
  • Windows are rolled down to ensure proper ventilation in the vehicle. The windows will be
    rolled up if freeway driving occurs. The sun roof will be kept open during street and freeway driving.

We ask that all students and instructors abide by the following regulations:

  • Masks are REQUIRED while inside of the training vehicle.
  • Instructors wear two masks, one fabric mask and disposable mask at once.
  • Gloves, disposable masks, and hand sanitizer are provided.
  • Contact our office if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms
    • Coughing
    • Sneezing
    • Fever
    • Runny nose
  • If you have any of the above symptoms, you will need to cancel the lesson and contact us when you are symptom free.

If you have any questions about our safety measures and regulations, please call or text (415)647-2605. You may also email us at ​rivadriving@gmail.com​.

We would like to thank each and every one of you for your support!

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Rivadavia Driving School delivers professional driving lessons to teens and adults of all levels looking to learn to drive easily, safely and confidently. For 25 years, we have specialized in defensive driving, helping hundreds of individuals reach their driving goals and experience the freedom of a California driver’s license.

Overcome driving anxiety – Nervous students are our specialty

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Defensive Driving Saves Lives

We offer:

  • Adult driving lessons (all levels)
  • Teens 6 hours behind the wheel
  • Driving test preparation
  • Brush up lessons for licensed drivers
  • First time USA drivers
  • heavy traffic, freeway and more…

The defensive skills and advanced techniques we teach you far exceed the requirements of the driving test. Each lesson is catered to your specific needs, allowing you to learn effortlessly and become a competent driver, for life!


Learning to drive can be nerve racking. Our team of highly trained and qualified instructors will make you feel at ease with their calm, patience, courtesy and humor. We feature male and female instructors.

Macarena Guerrero

Emilio Guerrero

Yan Carlos Santos Lopez

Javier Nunez


Safety first! You will be picked up in a DMV-inspected, dual-controlled, luxury vehicle.

Safe to drive. Fully insured.

Appointments 7 days a week • Free pick up and drop off

Check Out Our 5 Star Reviews

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Nabil H.

Emilio is such a fun, knowledgeable, and punctual teacher. He is very patient and teaches in a manner that has helped me remember the rules of the road over the years. I brag about never being in an accident in all my years of driving experience thanks to Emilio's defensive driving techniques. I was able to pass my driver's exam without a problem and I was very happy with the results.

Miriam M.

Rivadavia's knowledge and expertise is essential to helping create safe drivers....Rivadavia Driving School is an excellent choice! I couldnt be happier and it was money well spent. I highly recommend them.

Thanks Macarena! I could not have done it without you! :)

Brandon C.

Emilio and Macarena are excellent teachers and were incredibly patient as I overcame my fear of driving and went on to pass my driving test with flying colors! I can't recommend this driving school enough. I had about 8 lessons and came out of it a skilled defensive driver.

Desiree B.

Though I found Rivadavia Driving School later than I wish I had, I am truly grateful for my experience. Again, I had most of my lessons with Macarena and I had one with Emilio but BOTH instructors are great and I highly recommend either of them!

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