Author, speaker, expert college admissions coach.


Expert Admissions Coach

From campus visits to essay writing to interview prep, Dave guides students and parents through the college search.
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Engaging Speaker

Want a speaker on admissions or student success? Dave is ready to dazzle your audience.
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Pulitzer Prize Winning Author

One-on-one editing? Writing workshops for you school or business? Dave knows the secrets to vivid writing.
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Some Surprising Info

Dave studied at Brown University and Harvard. But a course at a community college in Florida changed his life. You’ll find details as you explore these pages…


I offer personalized writing seminars, intense coaching, and workshops for students.
I charge by the hour or by the project, and I offer a sliding scale. Please ask about fees.
I’m based in New York City and Long Island, but some of my clients are as far away as Guatemala. We work by Skype, FaceTime and email. Note: I usually take no more than four clients a year.

Did You Know?

Dave offers a money-back guarantee for his speeches and coaching. Ask for details.

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