I studied online for my written test (the California DMV videos on youtube are helpful), and paid for a driving instructor. I got a perfect score on the written test and only missed 1 point on the driving test (you're allowed to miss up to 15).
Lololololol...here I'm from nobody cares about the written rules. I failed by written test twice...second time I had one correct answer more than my incorrect answer and the guy was like "Ok...just come here and get it." Hahha
My driver's test I didn't get anything wrong. It was raining and everything. Driving comes naturally to me. I didn't have a driving instructor. My mom just let me drive her places and whatnot.
There were times that I just wanted to jump out if the car due to the frustration of my mom freaking out when I break too late or something along those lines. She even does that hen I drive now. I've been driving for 3 or 4 months now and I've had my car for 5 months. Learning how to drive definitely gets better when you have your own car (from my experience). I hated driving my Mom's car. She has a "luxury" car and it accelerates too fast...breaks too fast...gah too mug of everything. Plus the thing is huge. I definitely like my car better. We're like this *crosses fingers* now.