Pricing: 1-On-1 Coaching

Dissertations, Theses & Research-Related Projects

Pricing for coaching services is hour-based, with no minimum commitments.
You’re welcome to purchase hourly or save up to 20% on a bundle package.

How many hours will I need?

The typical time ranges for common activities are detailed below:

Topic ideation & refinement

If you’re unsure about what to research, or you have a few research ideas and need to narrow it down, your dedicated coach will work with you to refine your thinking and establish a clear research topic.

Typical time requirement: 1 – 2 hours

Proposal planning

If you haven’t yet started your research proposal (or you’re stuck in the middle of it), your dedicated coach will work with you plan out a clear structure and roadmap, explaining what you need to cover in each section to ensure a clear golden thread throughout your proposal. 

Typical time requirement: 2 – 3 hours

Proposal review & critique

Once you’ve completed the first draft of your proposal, your dedicated coach will carefully review your document, highlighting all problematic areas, explaining why the content is problematic and how to go about resolving the issues.

Typical time requirement: 3 – 4 hours (full proposal)

Literature kickstarter

If you need help sourcing the landmark literature for your research area, your dedicated coach will assist by sourcing the key literature from various databases for you, and compiling it into a catalogue for you to read and reference.

Typical time requirement: 3 – 5 hours

Literature review planning

Once you’ve digested all the relevant literature relevant to your topic, your dedicated coach will help you plan a clear, well-flowing structure for your literature review to ensure that develop a strong narrative with a golden thread.

Typical time requirement: 1 – 2 hours

Research design and methodology planning

Your dedicated coach will help you craft a suitable research design that aligns with your research aims, objectives and research questions. Your coach will also help you structure your methodology chapter. 

Typical time requirement: 2 – 4 hours

Analysis chapter planning

Your dedicated coach will help you understand how to approach your analysis and how to structure your analysis chapter for maximum impact. 

Typical time requirement: 2 – 3 hours

General chapter review (any chapter)

Your dedicated coach will review each chapter as you write it, providing clear, actionable feedback about:

  1. Which areas/pieces are problematic
  2. Exactly why they are problematic
  3. How you can fix/improve them

Typical time requirement: 1 – 3 hours per chapter

General consultation and advice

Above and beyond the common activities mentioned above, your dedicated coach is available to discuss your challenges and answer your questions at any stage of your research.

Live coaching sessions can be booked for 30, 60 or 120 minutes, and you’re welcome to email your coach any time. 

*Note that these time ranges are estimates and may vary, depending on your specific needs and the size of your project.

How will I keep track of my hour usage?

Once you’re registered as a client, you will receive your own Grad Coach Dashboard, which details all hour usage and balances on a daily basis. Please note that all non-administrative interaction (including tutoring calls, document reviews, email correspondence, etc) contributes towards hour usage.

Which pricing-level applies to me?

If you require support with your dissertation, thesis or research project, or an assignment, essay or report about research skills, the dissertation pricing (the first column) pricing applies. If you require support with coursework (e.g. a strategy assignment) or exams, the second column applies.

What payment options do you offer?

You can fund your account using a credit or debit card (VISA, Mastercard or AMEX). We also offer a local bank transfer option in certain countries – learn more about payment options here.

What are your terms and conditions?

Our full terms and conditions are detailed here. If you’re unsure of anything, please feel free to get in touch with us.

What about the pricing for your other services?

The pricing for other services such as transcription, data analysis, editing and proofreading can be found on the respective pages for each service.