Q: Why do you work on a sliding scale, Ethan?
A: Because I believe that all students deserve access to quality college application resources and advice. And because not everyone can afford to work with me one-on-one.
Q: Why, how much do you charge?
A: It depends on how busy I am and what you’re looking for help with.
Q: Can you just like give me an estimate?
A: Send an email and let me know what you’d like help with: firstname.lastname@example.org
Based on how busy I am I’ll send you a rate.
Q: Do you work with anyone who asks for your help?
I do. I may not be able to devote 8 hrs of one-on-one help, but I’m always available to answer questions, offer advice, and point you to resources. Heck, that’s why I created the free resources in the first place. :-)
Q: Under what circumstances will you not work with a student?
A: If I’m too busy.
Q: What if I really really need your help but I have like no money?
A: Check out all the free resources on my site.
Q: No, I mean what if I really really need your ONE-ON-ONE help but I have like no money?
A: I don’t believe that someone with a computer and internet access has zero money. You can probably scrape together $20. So make me an offer. Then write me a 250-word essay on why that amount is the right amount for you to spend. (See what I’m doing here?)
Q: What if I just want you to look at my essay like one time and give me your thoughts but I have like no money?
A: Again, I don’t believe that if you’re reading this you have zero money. Like I said, make me an offer. And then send me that 250-word essay.
Q: What if I want to skip writing the 250-word essay and I just want to pay you?
A: That totally works too. Email email@example.com