Yang Dai

Yang D.

San Francisco, CA

About Yang D.

Background check: Last verified 09/05/2016
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Yang teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: September 2008
Last sign in: More than two months


I am a recent MIT grad who just moved to San Francisco in August. I spent the summer biking across the country with a group of 9 college students (we're called Spokes America) and teaching 8 STEM workshops along the way. I taught computer science workshops using Scratch.

I've had 3 years of experience teaching chess to kids ages 5 to 12 in both camps, classrooms, clubs, and private lessons. I used to be a competitive chess player in my youth (qualified for World Youth Chess Championships 2005-2011) and have a USCF rating of 2150.

In addition, I've had experience tutoring Chinese to high school students for about 2 years.



Jun 2016 - Aug 2016
Spokes America (organization)

I taught coding workshops to middle and high school students across the country. I used Scratch, which is a programming language designed to introduce kids to coding. This was part of a group call Spokes America (spokesamerica.com).

Chess instruction

Mar 2012 - Aug 2012
Silver Knights Chess

I taught chess both at an afterschool club and at chess camps over the summer. I taught kids of all levels.


BS in Computer Science

Sep 2012 - Jun 2016
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Languages Spoken

Chinese (Mandarin)

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency
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1 Review on Yang D.

Ian Sep 12, 2016
Chess · In studio
Verified Student
Yang is remarkably patient, as any good chess player must be. The time she took to pre-analyze and then walk me through my past games showed she had taken the time to really identify my weaknesses and provide exercises and lessons to correct them. Already looking forward to further lessons.
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