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PRE-CLASS Online Class Information
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EDI Driver's Training Pre-Class Information

I hope everyone is excited! Driver's Ed is a big step, and we are looking forward to working with you.  


PLEASE make sure you read and understand all the information below before classes begin.  


PRE-CLASS Responsibilities:  

Make sure you have a deposit (or full payment) paid before class begins so you are able to gain access to the class. Payment Link or drop payment off at our Office (we have a drop box out front).

PARENT SESSION - The Most Important Component to Success 

Lesson 10 is the student's last day with us.   During this time we will better prepare you as a "Parent Driving Instructor" as well as help you understand the expectations EDI has during the next 10 months. Note:  This is NOT the parent supplemental course that provides a reduction in training hours.  We will explain more about that during this session. 


ONLINE STUDENTS - New Driver Handbook can be picked up at our Rochester Office ahead of time.  The Office Admin will have them ready this week (they work from 8am - 2pm).   Please stop by during those time to get your handbook and drop off payment if needed.  They can also leave one out for you after hours.  See contact info below.  


The New Driver Handbook IS NOT needed for the first day of class.  The only part that's needed are the "after class tasks" from the book.  If you are not able to pickup your New Driver Handbook and paperwork you can print those files using the link below  (Parent Letter, Program Agreement & After Class Tasks). 




  • Pre-Register for the class and test your computer ahead of time to make sure you have working video and audio.  Both must work and you MUST be in Camera View.   

  • Be signed in and ready 10 minutes before class starts as we have to manually check in each student.  

  • This class is a privilege to take, and we ask that Students come as prepared as they would for an in-class course.  You will be called on randomly as the expectation is that you are paying attention.  We will have a 2nd Instructor signed in and assisting with chat questions, randomly quizzing students through chat as well as reviewing cameras to make sure students are paying attention.  

  • If you appear distracted or are out of camera view.  You will receive one warning.  The instructor will send you a chat message warning you.  If they do not hear back from you and the behavior changed you will be removed from the class.   The 2nd issue will cause you to be removed from the class and will have to complete in an "In-Class" session.  

Other EDI Tools to help
skill development
Can be purchased at time of Registration or anytime afterwards.  
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The Award Winning
EDI's - The Winter Driver
DVD - $35.00
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Magnet Bumper Sticker $15.00
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Please read - this is your last email

All New Parent's Portal!  Excellent Resources to help you build your Parent Driving Instructor Skills!

Student Driver's Den!  A great place for tips during permit phase as well as our Road Test Prep webpage.

Students and Parents


I would like to thank you for taking the time out of your day to view our parent session.  I hope you found it to be worth your time.  You have gotten 3 emails from EDI with regards to the classroom... you won't hear much from us moving forward until lessons are scheduled.  


Parent Session Make-Up Video:


If you did not complete the Student/Parent Session, here is the access information.  THIS IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE PROGRAM.


Our Parent Session is one of the most important parts of our course as we now hand over the "training reigns" to Parents.  



When you have completed the video, make sure you fill out the FORM and answer all questions so we can complete the classroom training. 



A couple things to reference as you move forward:

  • Perspective... your tuition does not pay for your classroom and drive time with EDI.  Much like a private school or college tuition, you are paying for operational costs that provide you 10 months to complete your driver's education.  Please follow our recommended training time so your teen will get the most out of our program.

  • Review the Driver's manual and prepare for Permit Test!   40 questions, you can get 8 wrong and still pass but go for 100%!

  • Follow your recommended training months and plan ahead!  Let's see you back with EDI in 2-3 months.  

  • Remember, 50-100 hours of training is expected of you (closer to 100) over the course of the next year.  Once the permit exam is done, start marking on the calendar dates you can get out and build those skills.   Note:  Remember, our time with you during lesson 10 IS NOT the Supplemental Parent Class for the reduction in training time.  If you are wanting to take this class, please contact us.  However we would prefer to see you invest that time on the road with your teen.  

Our behind the wheel schedule is only out 6 weeks at a time.  We post the following month's driving times by the 11th of the current month.  (Example: by Sept 11th, you will see October time slots).  Please contact us with any questions or concerns.  We are here every step of the way. 
Winona & La Crescent Contact
Travis Mayer  (608) 406-0231   


Dover Eyota
Damon Hammel (507) 273-1765

All other Schools (Byron, Chatfield, Rochester)
Sam - Office Administrator.  (507) 993-2708

If you have questions about tuition, scheduling, etc.  Please contact Janet via email at
Feel free to contact me as well.  We are all part of the same team!   Thanks again for choosing EDI! 



Ryan Marx

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Parent Tools to Smooth out the Training Process.

EDI - Student Driver Magnet - This will lower the stress of your Teen and you as the trainer.  Don't drive without one!  Scroll to bottom of page:  Click Here to Order
EDI Winter Driver DVD - $35 is a tremendous deal when it comes to the amount of information packed into this training video.   []Click Here[] to Order.
Blind Spot Elimination Mirrors - $8  Will help you as a driver and make a huge difference as a passenger.  Click here to order off Amazon. 
Passenger Rear View Mirror - $11:  A great tool so you can see what is behind you.  This is one of my favorites.  Click here to order off Amazon.

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