Do you tip driving instructors?

My driving instructor during the classes I took at a private driving school was awesome. Not only did I learn a lot, but I feel like I made a friend along the way. I was thinking about tipping her, but I wasn’t sure if that was the proper etiquette. Should I tip my driving instructor?

Eric Schad · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Your driving instructor sounds amazing! And count your lucky stars on that—some drivers don’t have the same experience. So while you can tip driving instructors, it isn’t required nor expected. But much like tipping a tow truck driver, it’s entirely up to you.
If you felt that you became a better driver or you passed your driving test with ease, a small tip or gift might be in order. However, you already paid them for their services, so you don’t have to go with 20% or something that might be a normal tip at a restaurant. Throwing them a $20 is probably good enough, but any amount that shows your gratitude will surely be appreciated by your instructor.
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