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  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Vacaville, CA
NOTE: While the pandemic is a threat, I am only tutoring over the Internet using Zoom for pods (Zoom) and individuals (Skype). I have been working as a tutor for the last 12 years. I began tutoring when I was a resident of Mexico, living first in the town of San Miguel de Allende where I tutored French and then in Guadalajara where I prepared student clients for the TOEFL exam. Since returning to the United States in 1212, I have been tutoring English with clients reached through WyzAnt, Hey Tutor, Thumbtack and Bright Bird Tutoring. I am qualified by WyzAnt to tutor ESL and to prepare students for the English parts of the ACT, GED, SAT and TOEFL. I have also worked with clients having problems with all aspects of English Arts in elementary, middle, and high school. I have worked with intermediate and advanced English students needing to improve their business English, conducting extemporaneous English sessions at SAP, San Ramon, California. I have also taught beginning English to a class of junior foremen at the Urban Company in San Rafael. My latest qualification is a certificate as a dyslexia tutor. I have been a reading/writing tutor for the Solano County Literacy Program. I have also worked as a walk-in tutor at both of the Vallejo public libraries. I recently passed the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST). Besides U.S. citizens and residents, I have worked with ESL clients of all ages from China, Japan, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Lithuania, France, Russia, the Ukraine, South Sudan, Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Brazil, and Colombia. Some I have worked with in person and some over the Internet using Skype. I hope to hear from you!See more

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How do you hire a good grant writer?

Grants are available to nonprofit organizations, for-profit businesses that qualify for government grants, and individuals who qualify for foundation or government grants. Hiring a good grant writer can help you gain funding in your chosen field. According to the American Grant Writers’ Association, grant writers can help you research potential grant opportunities; write grant proposals, create budgets, and build budget narratives; review written materials before you submit; prepare a business plan; analyze your organization for grant competitive qualities; prepare research grants; help with 501(c)(3) applications for nonprofits; and more. Investing in the right grant writer could result in a financial win for your organization. Generally no licenses or certificates are required to be a good grant writer, but you may want to find a grant writer who has been certified (not just received a certificate of completion) by a reputable organization such as the Grant Professionals Certification Institute. Qualities to look for in a good grant writer include:

  • Proven success writing winning grants, especially in your target area.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Strong math skills and demonstrated proficiency with budgeting.
  • Careful attention to detail — brilliant grant proposals may be rejected just for formatting errors, so you want someone who follows instructions explicitly.
  • Expertise in your target area.
  • Punctuality and good communication skills.

How much does a grant writer cost?

Hiring a grant writer can give you a competitive edge when applying for financial grants for your business or nonprofit organization, or as an individual. The cost to hire a grant writer can vary depending on their academic background, areas of expertise, previous grant writing success and years of experience. According to the Grant Professionals Association, grant writers should be paid hourly or by flat fee. It is unethical for a grant writer to accept a commission or percentage compensation of grant monies received. They can, however, be awarded bonuses in line with the hiring company’s prevailing practices. Here are some examples of average grant writing fees:

  • Hourly rate for grant writers with less experience or fewer grants awarded: $25-$35 per hour.
  • Hourly rate for grant writers with some degree of success: $35-$75 per hour.
  • Hourly rate for grant writers with proven success winning large grants: $75-$150 or more per hour.
  • For a smaller grant, the writer may charge a flat fee of $200-$500 for preparation and submission.  

Pricing may also vary based on the complexity of the grant application. A federal grant that requires pages of research, budgets and a business plan may take more than 30 hours to prepare. For a high-level grant writer who charges $100 per hour, this means $3,000 or more in grant writing fees.

Most grant writers will provide you with a total cost estimate before agreeing to the work. You may be required to pay a deposit up front, or the grant writer may work from a retainer. Often, seasoned grant writers pay for themselves in the long run by writing successful grants.

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