About Dane H.

Dane teaches: Ages 12 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: August 1999
Last sign in: Yesterday


Are you looking for someone with patience, teaching experience, and technical expertise? Do you have a specific project that you need help tackling? Look no further.

A little bit about me: I am 36 years old, I live in Colorado with my wife and two kids, and I have enjoyed teaching for many years. My background includes 16+ years of teaching experience, including 8 years as a high school Spanish teacher, 2 years as an English teacher in South America, and 6 years as a gymnastics coach. My formal education includes a BA in Photography and an MA in Educational Technology. I have 25+ years of tech experience, including Photoshop and the Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, Microsoft Office, Advanced File Management, and more. I am 100% fluent in Spanish with three years of experience living abroad, and have work experience as a project manager, graphic/web designer, and copy-editor.

I look forward to getting to know you and helping you achieve your learning goals!

NOTE: Because I work as a full-time computer/tech teacher, I am primarily available during the summer months. I do sometimes have availability on Saturday mornings during the school year, so don't hesitate to send me a message.


Spanish Teacher

Aug 2006 - Jul 2014
Wheat Ridge High School

Spanish Teacher: Levels 1, 2, 3, 4
World Language Department Manager
Building IT Assisstant
Professional Development Leader

Freelance Photography / Graphic Design

Jan 2003 - Jan 2006
DGH Design

Clients include: ERA Tradewind Real Estate, Stephen Collector Photography, City of Boulder

Courseware Developer

May 2000 - May 2001
Digital Creators, Inc.

Created corporate and higher-ed web-based training software using HTML, Java, Perl

Media Technician

Apr 1998 - Apr 1999
Warren Miller Entertainment


Educational Technology

Sep 2008 - Apr 2011
Boise State University


Aug 1999 - May 2003
University of Colorado

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


School Technology Coordination

Apr 2011
Boise State University

TEFL Certificate

Dec 2005
University of California, Irvine

Teaching English as a Foreign Language


National Education Association

Aug 2006

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.

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15 Reviews on Dane H.

Janine Jun 10, 2016
WordPress · Online
Verified Student
I've had three out of the five lessons I purchased to learn how to set up a blog starting from absolutely no background knowledge. In that time, just 1.5 hours, I have learned enough to function well within the platform and be able to troubleshoot problems with searches or YouTube videos (although I'm happy to continue my lessons and will probably reconnect with Dane Hartman in the future as my needs evolve and I want to understand the platform even better.)

I chose Dane as an instructor because he has a background in education, which makes him very well qualified to understand how people learn. I found this very important because I prefer to learn in a live setting but there were no WordPress experts in my area. With that potential limitation, it was even more important that I connected with a professional trained not only in WordPress but also teaching.

I recommend Dane highly. He is professional, articulate, extremely knowledgeable about the subject area, and very flexible with scheduling. We utilized every second of the lesson appointment on what I needed to learn, and I was always the one to call "time" on the end of the lesson.

He also walked me through utilizing the blog platform to house information that I would temporarily need to share with a number of people that is unrelated to the blog. I was thrilled that I could make the blog do "double-duty" for me on this matter.

If the subject you want to learn about is in his list of areas of expertise, don't hesitate to book lessons with Dane!
Patricia Apr 26, 2016
Writing · Online
Verified Student
Dane has a treasure-trove of knowledge and he's willing to share it. He has a lot of patience and when he doesn't know something he investigates the problem with creative solutions until it's solved. (I am working with Apple's "Pages" --
truly a minefield of chaotic minutia but Dane isn't thrown by it. I am.)
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Jan M. Apr 18, 2016
WordPress · Online
Verified Student
My first lesson with Dane was very helpful, I learned so much in our time today.
I had previously viewed a few WordPress tutorials on YouTube, but they don't come close to what you can learn with one on one training, specific to your needs.

Dane is very thorough and an expert in his field. There are so many things to learn and he made it very easy to understand and follow along. The best part is that we were able to share screens, this made is so much easier for me to learn.
Paul Apr 1, 2016
WordPress · In home
Verified Student
Dane's the best. I have read numerous books on the subject of WordPress web authoring, but a few sessions with Dane showed me far more than all the books. Working in real time online with the an instructor, who knows the best methods to impart his knowledge, makes a great deal of difference to the outcome and success of your experience. I wish I had signed up with Dane Hartman sooner. I'd have saved a lot of money on book purchases and got better instruction from day one.
Lacy H. Mar 21, 2016
WordPress · Online
Verified Student
Dane is awesome! Really simplified Wordpress concepts and now I'm not afraid to get in there and play around.
rocky quate Mar 8, 2016
WordPress · Online
Verified Student
Dane is a very kind and helpful teacher. I highly recommend him.
Eliza S. Feb 23, 2016
WordPress · Online
Verified Student
Dane is so informative and patient. He really understands the platform and how to teach it the student specifications. I can't wait for my next class!
Terry-Ann N. Jan 15, 2016
WordPress · Online
Verified Student
EXCELLENT EXCELLENT EXCELLENT. DON'T HESITATE TO TAKE A LESSON WITH DANE. He is patient, smart, quick and knowledgeable. The BEST thing about this course was that I was able to learn in a hands-on way through the software he uses that allows him to see my screen and give hlme step by step instructions of what to do! In just an hour. I feel totally empowered. Can't wait for next class.
Stacey Phillips Jan 9, 2016
WordPress · Online
Verified Student
Very patient and knowledgeable instructor! I learned a lot in just a half hour. He gave great advice and I'm looking forward to the next lesson.
Charles K. Dec 13, 2015
WordPress · Online
Verified Student
Dane, was awesome! He showed me what I wanted without making it difficult. He has obviously done this before and it showed. Very knowledgably and I will use him again.