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3. Boston University Grad for SAT , Math, and Science
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  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Champaign, IL
My son has been a privately tutored homeschool student for over five years, that said, I have my share of experience with tutors. We’ve had some amazing tutors over the years but now that he is a Junior I wanted someone specialized in SAT and ACT testing. I have to admit that Mireille has, by far, exceeded our expectation. Being a good tutor is not only about being highly knowledgeable about a subject area, it is about how you breakdown the information so the student can absorb that knowledge. In my opinion, this is where Mireille sets herself above other tutors. Her communications skills, attention to detail, and genuine passion for helping her students excel are incomparable. My son has dyslexia and ADHD, and though he has no problem remaining still, his mind wonders if he is not engaged correctly. Mireille is able to keep him engaged, focused and learning for their full 1.5hr lesson blocks. My son says he feels confident in his ability to master these tests because of the way she breaks down each individual type of question. He says the tests no longer seem overwhelming because he is able to recognize each type of problem as well as the appropriate strategies needed to respond correctly. Time management is extremely difficult for my son and she has helped him develop skills that allow him to complete question correctly in shorter amounts of time. Honestly, my only concern is my younger son, when it’s time for him to focus on testing, Mireille will likely be a doctor! She has set the bar so high I feel there is no way I will be able to find my younger son an equally caring, dedicated, knowledgeable, well rounded tutor. My concerns are for the future, for now, we are lucky and nothing but grateful to have met her.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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