Dane Hartman

Dane H.

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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Are you building a site for the first time and need help with hosting, domain registration, and choosing a WordPress theme? Look no further! Not only will I guide you through all of the steps, I will also (at your request) provide you with an audio/video recording of our entire lesson! No need to take notes or worry about forgetting anything. With 16 years of teaching experience and a strong background in WordPress and web development, I'm here to help!

About Dane H.

A little bit about me: I am 40 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 4 years as a high school Computer Science teacher, 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 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.


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15 Reviews
Profile-location-online Online

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!

Posted Jun 10, 2016
Profile-location-online Online

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.)

Posted Apr 26, 2016
Jan M.
Profile-location-online Online

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.

Posted Apr 18, 2016
Profile-location-home Student's Home

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.

Posted Apr 1, 2016
Lacy H.
Profile-location-online Online

Dane is awesome! Really simplified Wordpress concepts and now I'm not afraid to get in there and play around.

Posted Mar 21, 2016
rocky quate
Profile-location-online Online

Dane is a very kind and helpful teacher. I highly recommend him.

Posted Mar 8, 2016
Eliza S.
Profile-location-online Online

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!

Posted Feb 23, 2016
Terry-Ann N.
Profile-location-online Online

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.

Posted Jan 15, 2016
Stacey Phillips
Profile-location-online Online

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.

Posted Jan 9, 2016
Charles K.
Profile-location-online Online

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.

Posted Dec 13, 2015
Diane Lamonica
Profile-location-online Online

He has the experience in different programs to pick up on what I'm describing (because I don't know the proper terms). & he had the patience when my computer decided to have hardware trouble, He was able to tell me everything was ok and also give me options about what I wanted to see on my website. Now that I understand a little more, I'm looking forward to the next session.

Posted Dec 7, 2015
Lee M.
Profile-location-online Online

As an independent consultant, for me saving time is making money. For my lessons on PhotoShop, Dane immediately asked about and focused on my particular needs. We used screen-sharing so he could see exactly what I was doing. He then pointed out what I could do better and what was relevant for my project and what could be ignored in the interest of saving me time. Dane is an excellent teacher - personable, clear, encouraging, efficient. I learned so much in a short time! Thanks, TakeLessons, for connecting me to Dane!

Posted Oct 20, 2015

Dane is an excellent teacher he shows a lot of patience,and makes learning a subject very enjoyable

Posted Oct 12, 2015
Bridget Nalley
Profile-location-online Online

My lesson with Dane went exceptionally well. He patiently answered all my questions about what could be covered before I even signed up and then was incredibly accommodating in meeting my schedule. The lesson itself was extremely helpful. We sent up screen sharing so he could walk me through what I wanted to learn and even recorded the whole thing so I can refernce back later if need be.

Posted Oct 12, 2015
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Great Teacher, had him for two years, very nice and easy to get along with. spanish was a breeze with Mr. Hartman

Posted Aug 24, 2015


Computer Science Teacher
Aug 2018 - Present

Wheat Ridge High School

Concepts covered with students: File Management Google Docs / Sheets / Slides / Drive JavaScript HTML CSS WordPress SNAP

Computer Science Teacher
Aug 2015 - Aug 2017

Jefferson Jr/Sr High School

Concepts covered with students: File Management Google Docs / Sheets / Slides / Drive JavaScript HTML CSS WordPress SNAP

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



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


CTE Information Technology
Sep 2019

Colorado Department of Education

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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