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Case Studies

 

At Command Education, we strive to spark curiosity and genuine enthusiasm in students as they pursue their passions and strive to positively impact their communities.

Read a few of our students’ success stories below!

Brian K.

University of Pennsylvania
Wharton School

“I loved working with my mentor- I would have never thought I could do so much good while doing something I love.”
– Brian Kim

  • Public High School

    Brian attended a public high school.

  • Entrepreneurship and Social Impact

    Brian’s passions included Entrepreneurship and Social Impact.

  • Passion Project: Small Business

    Brian’s Passion Project was a Small Business.

  • SAT: Increased from a 1390 to 1580

    Brian increased his SAT score from a 1390 to 1580.

Brian’s Story

Brian began working with Command Education in his junior year at a public high school in Westchester. He was an excellent student—he had a 4.0 GPA and a passion for entrepreneurship and social impact. His dream schools were the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania or NYU Stern School of Business.

Brian’s mentor emphasized that Brian should make a difference in his community through his passion for entrepreneurship. After some consideration, Brian’s mentor helped him to launch an educational entrepreneurship program for younger students in his community, and reach out to middle schools in his area where he could teach his program. With the help of his mentor, he developed a curriculum for middle school students, which included running a small dog walking business in students’ neighborhoods to learn the basic tenets of running a business.

Brian’s mentor guided him and his middle school students in choosing a local charity to which they donated their profits at the end of the year. Brian’s project partnered with four other schools in the county and educated hundreds of students on the basics of running a small business. Under his mentors’ recommendation, Brian attended Wharton’s Leadership in the Business World program the following summer. Academically, he continued to gain top grades at his high school and ultimately graduated as valedictorian. He worked with his Command Education tutor to increase his SAT score from a 1390 to a 1580. Brian was accepted to Wharton through the Early Decision Application cycle.

Arun’s Story

Arun started working with Command Education as a freshman attending a private school outside of Philadelphia. He was broadly interested in creative writing, sports, and medicine. Despite being a top student with a 4.0 GPA, he struggled with his confidence and decision-making abilities. While Arun dreamt of attending a top university, he struggled to develop a clear academic interest or passion.

Arun’s mentor emphasized the importance of honing in on one clear interest and using it to make an impact in his community. His mentor knew the first step towards identifying his passions would be exploring his options both in and out of the classroom, so he suggested that Arun apply to a writing program the summer after his freshman year of high school. He attended the Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop, and while he enjoyed learning about how to strengthen his writing abilities through different literary works, Arun ultimately decided that he was not passionate enough about literature and writing to pursue it in college.

After his AP Biology course sparked Arun’s interest during sophomore year, Arun’s mentor decided to find opportunities for him to delve deeper into his interest in the medical field. Arun completed a collegiate clinical internship program the following summer. Afterwards, he and his mentor decided that instead of pursuing a pre-med track in college, Arun would work towards combining his love of cooking, fitness, and science to become a nutritionist. His mentor helped him develop a blog where he posted recipes of low budget, healthy nutritious recipes. He also worked with a Command Education tutor to improve his ACT score from a 31 to a 34. Arun eventually applied to and was accepted at Stanford, where he will be majoring in Nutrition Sciences.

Arun S.

Stanford University

“I didn’t even know I had a passion when I started, but now I don’t just have a passion, I have a future I’m excited about.”
– Arun Sethi

  • Private High School

    Arun attended a private high school.

  • Struggled to identify a passion

    Arun struggled to identify a passion or focus.

  • Passion Project: Blog

    Arun’s passion project was a focused Blog.

  • ACT: Increased from a 31 to a 34

    Arun increased his ACT score from a 31 to a 34.

Rebecca C.

Yale University

“It’s been really fulfilling to take my passion and share it with others, especially as I learn more about how I can apply my skills long-term!”
– Rebecca Cohen

  • Small Private School

    Rebecca attended a small, private high school.

  • Graphic Design

    Rebecca’s passions included Graphic Design and the Arts.

  • Passion Project: Publication

    Rebecca’s Passion Project was a Successful School Publication

  • SAT: Increased from a 1380 to a 1540

    Rebecca increased her SAT score from a 1380 to 1540.

Rebecca’s Story

Rebecca was a sophomore attending a small private school in northern California. She was an all-around straight A student whose true passion lay in art and graphic design. As she started to sell her artwork, she quickly realized the challenges of entrepreneurship. She began working with Command Education to take her entrepreneurial efforts to the next level and deepen her engagement with her artistic interests. Command Education’s in-house design team worked with Rebecca to create a website where she displayed her art portfolio online, and at the suggestion of her mentor, Rebecca began participating in pop-up markets in her local community. She continued to pursue further opportunities to learn marketing acumen, including taking an online marketing course through her local community college.

Her mentor also helped her to find a RISD pre-college program in graphic design that she attended the following summer. Equipped with her new graphic design skills, she and her mentor created and executed a business plan to offer her graphic design services to local artists and small businesses, redesigning logos and creating promotional and sales materials. Rebecca developed her skills and built her portfolio while helping her local community. Afterwards, Rebecca’s mentor helped her to start a Youtube channel dedicated to offering information about how to market a small business in the world of art and design.

Rebecca worked with the Command Education tutoring team to increase her SAT score from a 1390 to a 1540. Rebecca’s mentor helped her apply to colleges and universities where she could study both graphic design and marketing. Rebecca was admitted Early Action to Yale University.

Note: Names, photos, and some details have been changed to protect student privacy.

Brian K.

University of Pennsylvania
Wharton School

“I loved working with my mentor- I would have never thought I could do so much good while doing something I love.”
– Brian Kim

  • Public High School

    Brian attended a public high school.

  • Entrepreneurship and Social Impact

    Brian’s passions included Entrepreneurship and Social Impact.

  • Passion Project: Small Business

    Brian’s Passion Project was a Small Business.

  • SAT: Increased from a 1390 to 1580

    Brian increased his SAT score from a 1390 to 1580.

Brian’s Story

Brian began working with Command Education in his junior year at a public high school in Westchester. He was an excellent student—he had a 4.0 GPA and a passion for entrepreneurship and social impact. His dream schools were the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania or NYU Stern School of Business.

Brian’s mentor emphasized that Brian should make a difference in his community through his passion for entrepreneurship. After some consideration, Brian’s mentor helped him to launch an educational entrepreneurship program for younger students in his community, and reach out to middle schools in his area where he could teach his program. With the help of his mentor, he developed a curriculum for middle school students, which included running a small dog walking business in students’ neighborhoods to learn the basic tenets of running a business.

Brian’s mentor guided him and his middle school students in choosing a local charity to which they donated their profits at the end of the year. Brian’s project partnered with four other schools in the county and educated hundreds of students on the basics of running a small business. Under his mentors’ recommendation, Brian attended Wharton’s Leadership in the Business World program the following summer. Academically, he continued to gain top grades at his high school and ultimately graduated as valedictorian. He worked with his Command Education tutor to increase his SAT score from a 1390 to a 1580. Brian was accepted to Wharton through the Early Decision Application cycle.

Arun S.

Stanford University

“I didn’t even know I had a passion when I started, but now I don’t just have a passion, I have a future I’m excited about.”
– Arun Sethi

  • Private High School

    Arun attended a private high school.

  • Struggled to identify a passion

    Arun struggled to identify a passion or focus.

  • Passion Project: Blog

    Arun’s passion project was a focused Blog.

  • ACT: Increased from a 31 to a 34

    Arun increased his ACT score from a 31 to a 34.

Arun’s Story

Arun started working with Command Education as a freshman attending a private school outside of Philadelphia. He was broadly interested in creative writing, sports, and medicine. Despite being a top student with a 4.0 GPA, he struggled with his confidence and decision-making abilities. While Arun dreamt of attending a top university, he struggled to develop a clear academic interest or passion.

Arun’s mentor emphasized the importance of honing in on one clear interest and using it to make an impact in his community. His mentor knew the first step towards identifying his passions would be exploring his options both in and out of the classroom, so he suggested that Arun apply to a writing program the summer after his freshman year of high school. He attended the Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop, and while he enjoyed learning about how to strengthen his writing abilities through different literary works, Arun ultimately decided that he was not passionate enough about literature and writing to pursue it in college.

After his AP Biology course sparked Arun’s interest during sophomore year, Arun’s mentor decided to find opportunities for him to delve deeper into his interest in the medical field. Arun completed a collegiate clinical internship program the following summer. Afterwards, he and his mentor decided that instead of pursuing a pre-med track in college, Arun would work towards combining his love of cooking, fitness, and science to become a nutritionist. His mentor helped him develop a blog where he posted recipes of low budget, healthy nutritious recipes. He also worked with a Command Education tutor to improve his ACT score from a 31 to a 34. Arun eventually applied to and was accepted at Stanford, where he will be majoring in Nutrition Sciences.

Rebecca C.

Yale University

“It’s been really fulfilling to take my passion and share it with others, especially as I learn more about how I can apply my skills long-term!”
– Rebecca Cohen

  • Small Private School

    Rebecca attended a small, private high school.

  • Graphic Design

    Rebecca’s passions included Graphic Design and the Arts.

  • Passion Project: Publication

    Rebecca’s Passion Project was a Successful School Publication

  • SAT: Increased from a 1380 to a 1540

    Rebecca increased her SAT score from a 1380 to 1540.

Rebecca’s Story

Rebecca was a sophomore attending a small private school in northern California. She was an all-around straight A student whose true passion lay in art and graphic design. As she started to sell her artwork, she quickly realized the challenges of entrepreneurship. She began working with Command Education to take her entrepreneurial efforts to the next level and deepen her engagement with her artistic interests. Command Education’s in-house design team worked with Rebecca to create a website where she displayed her art portfolio online, and at the suggestion of her mentor, Rebecca began participating in pop-up markets in her local community. She continued to pursue further opportunities to learn marketing acumen, including taking an online marketing course through her local community college.

Her mentor also helped her to find a RISD pre-college program in graphic design that she attended the following summer. Equipped with her new graphic design skills, she and her mentor created and executed a business plan to offer her graphic design services to local artists and small businesses, redesigning logos and creating promotional and sales materials. Rebecca developed her skills and built her portfolio while helping her local community. Afterwards, Rebecca’s mentor helped her to start a Youtube channel dedicated to offering information about how to market a small business in the world of art and design.

Rebecca worked with the Command Education tutoring team to increase her SAT score from a 1390 to a 1540. Rebecca’s mentor helped her apply to colleges and universities where she could study both graphic design and marketing. Rebecca was admitted Early Action to Yale University.

Note: Names, photos, and some details have been changed to protect student privacy.

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Behind the Stories

2021-2022 Cycle

Our students received over 50 acceptances to Ivy League+ schools and 140+ acceptances to Top 25 Colleges* in the US.
*as per the US News and World Report rankings

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