Accomplish your academic goals with clarity and confidence.

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin

Please email me to set up a Zoom consultation: ddavis@sdsu.edu

Rates are variable based on project timelines and the complexity of tasks, contact me for a quote. Generally an initial package of four sessions with action-steps between is $500. I only work with a limited number of clients at a time to ensure the highest quality of support and guidance is provided to help you reach your next milestone. Below are descriptions of the types of academic coaching I offer:

Graduate School Admissions Coaching

Together, we will get you into a program that fits your strengths and goals. This type of coaching is for those facing any of the following challenges:

  • Deciding if graduate school is the right choice
  • Understanding the kinds of programs that are a good fit for you
  • Deciding what schools to apply to and understanding their requirements
  • Supplementing your resume with the necessary experiences programs look for
  • Developing the application packet itself, including:
    • Personal Statements
    • Writing Samples
    • Curating excellent letters of recommendation
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    • Interviewing

Thesis and Dissertation Coaching

I can give direction through any stage of the process, from conceptualization to submission. This type of coaching is for those facing any of the following challenges:

  • Picking a topic, research question, or area to focus on
  • Strategy for selecting data that is accessible and can answer the right question(s)
  • Organizing your timeline and project milestones to keep you on track
  • Guidance through methodology design, data collection, and data analysis
  • Outlining, drafting, editing, and refining the written document itself
  • Turning a thesis or dissertation into journal articles, chapters, or a book
  • Promoting your published work to draw greater attention and recognition to it

Special Academic Project Coaching

If you need an academic coach to help you with a special project, I can bring my expertise into your corner for the following types of needs:

  • Grant or funding proposals
  • White papers and research reports
  • Flow-chart design or theory-modeling
  • Promoting academic work to news outlets, web platforms, and more
  • Reviews of work before final submission
  • Training your staff or research assistants in survey design and qualitative research methods (field observations, interviewing, focus groups)