I just wanted to take the time to say thank you.
The guidance you provided Josh as he worked throught the application process was tremendous. I
really appreciate the time you spend helping him develop a list of school that would meet his academic and social goals. I am confident that any of the schools on his list would make a great choice
for him. Your coaching and feedback throughout the essay process was awesome as well. Josh's essay went from being very "wordy" to an outstanding final product.
Your connection with him was a key component of his success of this very intimidating process, and is very much appreciated!
When David Coates met with my daughter, he immediately welcomed her, listened to her, and supported her. We both came away from our first meeting confident that we had found an experienced, knowledgeable ally and advocate. My daughter trusted the advice David Coates gave her, and this gave both of us confidence and comfort in the tension-filled college application process. As a parent, I admired the way Mr. Coates handled her strengths and weaknesses as a college candidate; he was able to address negatives and highlight positives wherever and whenever appropriate. His approach is energetic, practical, straightforward and honest. He is also a warm and positive person; my daughter felt like she could be herself with him and really express her hopes, fears and desires. Having David Coates involved with the college application process turned it into a true growth experience, well worth the time and money on the path to college and beyond.
--Mrs. D. Karas
As you and your child enter into the complicated process of applying for college you will need the aid of a professional, and Dave Coates is that professional. Dave Coates is a highly skilled professional who cares about the students he helps and cares about the quality of his work. I have been teaching high school for 20 years, spending most of my career teaching Juniors and Seniors, so one would think I would be able to help my daughter as she began the process of applying for college, but I soon discovered our need for an expert: someone who understands the language of College Applications, someone who has connections with College Admissions Counselors, and someone who will take the time to match the child with the college best suited to them. Dave’s guidance was invaluable and his commitment to helping my daughter realize her goals was inspiring. When you hire Dave you will soon discover that he becomes as invested in your child’s college dreams as you are, and he will work tirelessly for you and your child. I have two more daughters yet to start the college search and, without a doubt, when the time comes I will seek the aid of Dave Coates.
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