Daniel Shippee

Daniel S.

Baltimore, MD

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Daniel delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2009

Hi! I am a 31-year-old father and husband who loves to teach! Starting as a boy, my entire life I have enjoyed learning something new. My interests lay in history, politics, and foreign languages. As an adult, I have been connected in some form or another to helping others expand their boundaries and knowledge. I have taught as a private tutor, and as a teacher in a classroom, in a manner that is always fun and engaging. If you are struggling with your schoolwork, I would love to help you. I have several years experience with both classroom teaching and tutoring. Together, we can meet whatever goals you set for yourself!

Experience

Program Manager
Sep 2013 - Present
Silver Knights Enrichment

I manage afterschool enrichment programs in northern Virginia and Maryland, as well as teach chess to elementary school children.

Teaching Assistant
Sep 2012 - Aug 2013
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Taught 1st and 2nd year Russian to undergraduate and graduate students, including an intensive language course over the summer of 2013.

English Teacher
Feb 2009 - Jul 2011
InoYaz

Private ESL school in Moscow, Russia. I taught children and adults, in groups and one-on-one, conversational and business English.

Education

Master of Arts, Center for Russian, Eastern European, and Central Asian Studies
Sep 2011 - Jul 2013
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bachelor of Arts, Russian Language and Civilization
Sep 2004 - May 2008
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Languages

French
Limited Proficiency
Latin
Professional Proficiency
Polish
Limited Proficiency
Russian
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

TEFL
Jun 2008
Oxford Seminars

5 Reviews

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Tracey Apr 20, 2017
Latin · Online

Dan has worked with my 11th grade son, who has several learning disabilities, over the past year. He is patient, uses humor with my son and keeps him on task. He also communicates with me whenever needed. I would highly recommend Dan, and plan to keep him to help my son with Latin II as well!

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Jesse Apr 18, 2017
Russian · In studio

Dan taught my 2nd-year intensive Russian course during the summer of 2013. Despite the sometimes grueling nature of studying Russian for 6 hours a day, 5 days per week, the time never dragged during Dan's lessons, which were always structured, yet flexible, while also being both fun and productive. All in all, no easy feat! Additionally, as someone who attained a superior level of fluency, Dan was incredibly inspiring to the rest of us, but also very relatable, with a killer sense of humor. His example led me to pursue Russian not only as an ungrad, but now as a grad student as well.

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Usha Apr 18, 2017
Chess · In home

Dan was my children’s Chess coach for 2 years. He was always punctual and well-prepared with a plan for the day’s lesson. He was able to evaluate each child's strengths and weaknesses accurately and tailor the lessons accordingly. He was responsive to my input and suggestions and incorporated them into his lessons.

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Ann Marie Apr 17, 2017
Chess · In home

Dan was our 6 year old's chess tutor before a recent move. She always looked forward to her lessons and Dan did a great job of teaching her theory while keeping her engaged. He was very thoughtful about the material for his lessons and each week's lesson built off of the past knowledge and skills from previous lessons. He also encouraged her to participate in tournaments and other events and was always happy to hear her full report. We were happy to see our daughter improve gradually over time while continuing to love the game.

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Lillian Apr 17, 2017
Latin · Online

Dan has tutored my son in Latin 1, online for the past 5-6 months, and is great! He's very knowledgeable, and is able to work on my 14 year olds level, always checking in to be sure that my son understands the material before continuing to the next topic. We plan to work with him through Latin II next year as well. As an added bonus, my son seems to like having a "guy" tutor who he can relate to!

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