I found Dave for my sister, to help her find her voice as a writer. I was looking for someone that would approach writing coaching not as a job, but as a calling- and I nailed it with Dave. I can't speak highly enough of the passion he brings to helping her succeed as a writer, and his skills and creativity he brings to crafting the pathway for her to get there.
Dave worked with my sister during her 8-week, college-level summer english course. They met for a few hours each week on Google Hangout (no need to be in the same place anymore). He helped her break down assignments and make game plans to tackle them. He helped her read like a writer- a skill he feels is foundational. Most importantly, though, he diagnosed her "stuck points"- the things that really challenged her- and cultivated her skills in those areas.
On top of his expertise as a teacher, Dave's EQ for the human side of writing is off the charts. Writing is personal, and to let someone into your space as a writer is an exercise in vulnerability. Dave adeptly navigated that space- knowing when to talk and when to listen, when to rally and when to give tough love.
Working with Dave has truly been transformative for my sister.