You're supposed to run right past him and come back to him later when you're more powerful. You'd think he'd of figured that tactic out after he spent an hour fighting the tutorial boss. Dark Souls isn't hard if you're not a moron.
I don't think his fault though, and Dark Souls was made with the intent that it doesn't dumb down gameplay and does success in challenge the gamers who is playing this game, so it's expected that you will die alot which is its tagline. He maybe going through the game at a slow pace, but he's making progress nevertheless. Every gamer doesn't play at the same pace if still interested, which is most likely not, just give to get use to the game and he'll probably, not saying he will, learn what the game is about. If not, then there are plenty of others that are playing this game. I'm currently also watching contributer here named Segfirre who uploading and is pretty good at the game, but he is not commenting though.