About

Terry Gelber

American Master Cabbie is the largest taxi driver training center in the world.

The TLC License school was founded in 1996 by Terry Gelber, a longtime Taxi driver himself. Terry recognized that new drivers would benefit most if they were taught by someone who’s been out there on the road and can bring real-life lessons to the classroom.

That was the spark that ignited Master Cabbie’s history 21 years ago.

Today, Master Cabbie has a staff of over 20 instructors, with classes going on seven days a week provided at three locations. Our original office is located in Long Island City, Queens, our second location is in the Bronx, and our third location is in Jersey City. All three are easily accessible by public transportation. If you prefer to drive, every office is just a few minutes by car from Manhattan. See address, hours, and contact information here.

 

What Our Students Say About Us:

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Master Cabbie Taxi Academy
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Clifford Cortés
Clifford Cortés
2017-06-21T17:33:14+0000
This is the best taxi school in NYC... the instructors are very knowledgeable. I'm extremely happy to have met the Director, Fatima. She pushed me enough to pass. Se was encouraging me everyday not to give up. Thanks to Master Cabbie staff and the Director, Fati
Sikandar Samra
Sikandar Samra
2017-06-20T20:09:59+0000
Fabian Figueroa
Fabian Figueroa
2017-05-28T04:50:12+0000
Very helpful, highly recommend the school. The instructors with make sure you get the training you need to pass the exam and more.
Abdo Abo Habib
Abdo Abo Habib
2017-05-14T20:53:52+0000
Timothy Hargrove
Timothy Hargrove
2017-05-12T19:42:16+0000
Prentice Cox
Prentice Cox
2017-05-05T08:45:24+0000
Very helpful staff, from the office to instructors!! They've made the learning experience a pleasant one! Mr. Mack is the man! I just passed my TLC vehicle inspection yesterday and I'm on the road. It all started with the help of this amazing staff!
Rey Conga
Rey Conga
2017-05-04T19:57:53+0000
Illiassou Nassirou
Illiassou Nassirou
2017-05-04T18:45:58+0000
Today I passed my test for my TLC driver's license and wanted to post this outstanding review for master cabbie taxi Academy I attended this school based on their reviews and want to add my own I attended the 24 hour class and was incredibly well prepared for my TLC exam this morning my teacher mr. Mack was patient and pharaoh and we will guided through each of the 3-day course curriculums for any TLC driver applicant out there choose Master cabbie
Mohamed Barra
Mohamed Barra
2017-05-02T17:20:29+0000
Master cabbie is the best make sure take Hack 3 Program they will help you all the way Fatima is the best #1 school in the word i just passed my exam thank you master
Ariana Rivers
Ariana Rivers
2017-04-15T16:32:47+0000
Mahmoud Mansour
Mahmoud Mansour
2017-04-14T23:02:19+0000
I'm very pleased with the school & when I have needed help with special events for getting my license back there intangible staff have been helpful
Sal Potente
Sal Potente
2017-04-10T20:50:49+0000
Juli Castro
Juli Castro
2017-04-07T15:34:43+0000
The best taxi school in my opinion a very welcoming staff, great teachers and Big Mac the best
Rodney Ventura
Rodney Ventura
2017-04-07T15:29:12+0000
Great school great teachers specially Big Mac his the best and he was super profrecional and has alot wisdom to share they helped me very much, if you need weilchair, 24 hour class, defensive driving they offer all those classes, very nice and polite staff
Anthony Arizmendez
Anthony Arizmendez
2017-04-06T00:20:57+0000
Mac the tip master is great at teaching everything you need to know about the test and making it easy to know important answers to pass. I am glad this was the school I picked to take my classes. Dr. Pac made you feel that you got this as did Mac the whole team is very professional and welcoming. Got to give a big thank you to Dr. Pac for all the little things he showed us to look out for, for success.
El Neno Valdez
El Neno Valdez
2017-04-04T16:48:38+0000
They're the best. I had a fun in class and they prepared me well to pass the test...shot out to Luis El profe
Tejwattie Niranjan
Tejwattie Niranjan
2017-04-01T19:05:18+0000
I just want to express how excellent my teacher, Mr Mac, was. He was a great teacher, he provided very detailed and organized information throughout the process of getting the TLC license. I would also like to say special thanks to Fatima for helping me throughout the process also. I would highly recommend Master Cabbie for your TLC.
Pedro L Rodriguez
Pedro L Rodriguez
2017-04-01T16:15:30+0000
I have to say the experience was unbelievable Mr. Mack and Ms. Fatima their hospitality was unreal.. highly recommend anyone to this place Location in 2429 Jackson ave. Queens
Lucien Natagnan
Lucien Natagnan
2017-03-29T23:17:05+0000
Master Cabbie Academy one of the best school in NYC with excellent teachers. Special mention to FATIMA Ais the director she is awesome. Thank you for calling me and allowed me to discover this institution I learned a lot from you and didn't regret to join your programs.
Brody Brody
Brody Brody
2017-03-28T22:40:23+0000
If you wanna work and make money, but your issue is you can't schedule your time. You need a job that's you can be the boss of yourself and make up your own schedule, so you need to get your TLC and getting the TLC isn't that easy, but if you go to Master Cabbie Taxi Academ, where i went , they will educate you and tell you exactly what you need to know and what will knowledge you well and make you able to pass the test. This school is the best, they are helpful
حمزة علي سعد المقالح
حمزة علي سعد المقالح
2017-03-28T20:06:27+0000
I thank you for always standing by my side. If you miss my vision someday, you are in the heart. I remember the days of adversity when you did not leave me for a moment, but you were the best help, support and advice. Live, and entertain myself, and draw from my heart, my happiness is great, and I will not give you what I lived. From any doors of praise we will enter, and in any of the verses of the story we cross, and in every touch of your existence and the best of the honors of the lines, I was like a cloud of giving, the land was raked, I was and still is like the lofty palm tree, giving without limits, so we are the best of all the faithful workers. May God bless you. Wherever you landed. (l love my teacher Fatima) (And Professor Mac) رسالة شكر وامتنان أطيّرها لكم لوقوفكم بجانبي دوماً، فلو غبتم عن ناظري يوماً فأنتم في القلب، أذكر أيام الشّدائد حين لم تفارقوني لحظةً واحدةً، بل كنتم خير عون، وسند، وناصح، ما أجمل تلك الأيام بكلّ ما فيها، فلقد كنتم كالسّكر الذي يذهب مرارة العيش، ويسلّي النّفس، ويشدّ من أزرها، سعادتي كبيرة بكم، ولن أتخلّى عنكم ما حييت. من أيّ أبواب الثّناء سندخل، وبأيّ أبيات القصيد نعبّر، وفي كلّ لمسة من جودكم وأكفّكم للمكرمات أسطر، كنت كسحابة معطاءه، سقت الأرض فاخضرّت، كنت ولازلت كالنّخلة الشّامخة، تعطي بلا حدود، فجزاك عنّا أفضل ما جزى العاملين المخلصين، وبارك الله لك، وأسعدك أينما حطّت بك الرّحال. ( ‏احبك معلمتي فاطمه) (و ألاستاذ ماك)
Christian Blanco
Christian Blanco
2017-03-14T20:46:58+0000
Jessica Ceinor Rodriguez
Jessica Ceinor Rodriguez
2017-03-09T02:43:22+0000
Hammani Ouafae
Hammani Ouafae
2017-03-06T23:32:35+0000
These people deserve more than 5 stars. I went there to do my 24hrs classes. Fatima surprised me, she said I didn't need them because I had an expired hack license . And to make sure, she called TLC , they said the same thing ! I think if it was an other school they won't tell you that.. I was scheduling a WAV class for free with Uber. But because those people were honest, I took it at full price right there as a way to say Thank You! Thanks Fatima, Ravjit, and Faysal! You guys are the best!!!!
Djamel Bouhe
Djamel Bouhe
2017-03-02T18:56:40+0000
I thank all team of master cabbie especially a Director Fatima a very nice lady and she is helpfully women. I forgot to renew my TLC license which expired yesterday. TLC required me to do a new application it was a horrible day and was very upset because I can't study again to pass the exam. Then I gave a call to assistance Fatima who saved me from all steps and study for the exam. She told just do fingerprints and drug test. I never forget her help she is a very smart women she did the best for me today.

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Master Cabbie Taxi Academy
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4.3 out of 5 stars

Joe Hariri
Joe Hariri

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

I was pleasantly surprised at the level of professionalism Master Cabbie Taxi Academy treated me with, not to mention how helpful and curious the staff were! Especially Fatima, who helped me from A to Z through out the whole process of getting my TLC license. She began by pulling out my application from the TLC site, which showed that I was previously licensed before, so she explained to me that I won't have to take the 24 hrs. class, simply taking the 6 hrs. defensive driving class will do instead!
Which saved me money, and time, not to mention having to take the exam again! She then emailed TLC on my behalf to let them know about my previous license. Then emailed all my paperwork immediately as soon as I finished taking all the required classes, which was so convenient and such a timesaver for me!
Five days later I received an approval notice, and five days after that, I got my license in the mail!
Thank you very much Fatima, and Master Cabbie Taxi Academy for all your help, advice and great tips, which honestly made my application process go fast and smooth for me.
I would highly recommend Master Cabbie Taxi Academy to anyone looking to get their TLC license the fastest, and cheapest way possible!

Clifford Cortes
Clifford Cortes

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

This is the best taxi school in NYC... the instructors are very knowledgeable. I'm extremely happy to have met the Director, Fatima. She pushed me enough to pass. Se was encouraging me everyday not to give up. Thanks to Master Cabbie staff and the Director, Fati

jacques lochard
jacques lochard

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

I've not yet taken the exam but that won't stop me from taking the time to share with you the grandeur of Master Cabbie. The staff of Master Cabbie carries the name very well. They serve people with patience, tolerance, respect etc. The teachers are excellent, explicit, flexible, knowledgeable and most of all very friendly. As a matter of fact that responds for all the workers in the school. When it comes to Mr. Big Mac he puts not just his heart into his teachings but his entire beings. Like the rest of staff he conducts the class with such passion. Mr. Big Mac doens't just teach the class to simply pass the exam but to have a general knowledge of the business. More blessings for the entire Master Cabbie specifically Mr. Big Mac Aka.