Paul Danner, aka ScannerDanner on YouTube clears up the misconception that his name is not “Dan,” which he gets all the time. People think his name is Dan and he added “ner” to rhyme with “Scanner”? He says it is not true and that that it would be really stupid!!!!
His career in the automotive field started as a junior in high school in 1990. He took two years of auto mechanics in high school, then another two year program (post-secondary) at Rosedale Technical College in Pittsburgh (where he now teaches). After Rosedale, Paul entered the field and worked full time for about 8 years before coming back to teach at the school. This September 2018, Paul will be starting his 18th year as an automotive instructor.
Within the transition from the field to teaching, Paul took a pretty decent pay cut, and to make ends meet, he started performing diagnostic work for some local garages. This is where the material for his classes came from. Recording data and case studies over the years, first in text and picture form, ultimately lead to Paul to write his own book. Later came video case studies he used to make his class better.
Paul always hated teaching from someone else’s material and the textbook was his solution to having his own stuff! He can speak with authority on his book’s content.
The video camera changed everything! Paul just wanted to make his class better. He had no global aspirations and didn’t set out to be a “YouTuber”, it just happened! People started finding me and asking me questions and wanting to be part of my class remotely and this is where ScannerDanner Premium was born. A chance for those not able to attend a technical college like Rosedale to be able to learn some foundation skills to get them going.
Paul brings a camera with him to his garages. He films case studies and he teaches. It has always been his passion. He loves to teach; especially to those who want to learn.
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