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“For elementary and middle school students, it is often most productive to start tutoring sessions with an icebreaker activity and plan a variety of subject-related activities for each session, such as playing question games,” Rim says.
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“If [colleges] didn’t care about financial needs, or whether or not you can afford tuition, they wouldn’t ask that,” says Rim, who attended Yale and maintains that his alma mater does a superior job of separating financial aid and admissions decisions.
Wealthy high schoolers are upping their application game to 25 colleges this year. It’s setting up a big payday for schools while leaving lower-income students behind.
There’s a sign of a return normalcy in the higher education sphere as more high school seniors are applying to colleges than pre-pandemic. This is good news for universities, but not so good for those who can’t keep up with the rising costs of education.
Rim advises clients to apply to 15 to 18 institutions, including a near-split of safety, target and reach schools. Applying to too many is a waste of time and resources on top of schoolwork and extracurriculars, he said.
Christopher Rim, founder and CEO of Command Education, a private admissions consultancy headquartered in New York City, knows how much emphasis top schools put on the less quantitative elements of an application. “Getting into a top school isn’t solely about grades anymore,” Rim told Worth. “It’s about what makes you stand out.”
It’s time to stop pushing for test-optional admissions policies, writes Christopher Rim. Instead, we should abandon the test and the College Board should eliminate it.
Legacy preferences – still common practice at nearly three-quarters of highly selective US institutions – have long been regarded as an attempt to encourage donations by pleasing alumni. In reality, said Christopher Rim, a college admissions consultant, ending them might also help institutions financially.
Private school pupils, fearing they are being snubbed at home in favour of state-educated peers, are turning to the US instead — guided through the steps by a lucrative consultancy industry
After seeing initial popularity, Sapir and Fasciano also partnered with a tutoring program called Command Education to provide academic and university prep help to the kids. Sapir’s niece, who is 16 and currently in the thick of university applications, has been one of the residents using it as a space away from parents who also use the apartment during the day for work.
I’m a Yale grad who charges students up to $85,000 a year for college prep — here’s what it takes to get into the top schools
I started a tutoring business from my college dorm room in 2015, after underclassmen from my high school began reaching out to ask me how I’d managed to be the only student from my class to get into Yale (and despite not having a 4.0 GPA).
“If two students from the same school are applying and they have similar extracurriculars, letters of recommendation, GPA, and one student submits a test score that’s perfect or near-perfect and one doesn’t, who is the college going to accept? Most likely the student with the test score,” says Christopher Rim
In the weeks preceding up to freshman orientation, many institutions also provide pre-orientation sessions for students to get to know their classmates,” Christopher Rim, founder and CEO of admissions consulting business Command Education, stated in an email.
“Additionally, many schools also offer pre-orientation programs for students to get to know their classmates in the weeks leading up to freshman orientation,” Christopher Rim, founder and CEO of admissions consulting firm Command Education, wrote in an email.
Command Education’s CEO, Christopher Rim, said that the company has a waitlist of more than 40 students, but Arte’s residents get to skip the line.
Heath Einstein, dean of admission at Texas Christian University; and admissions consultants Christopher Rim, founder and CEO of Command Education, and Krista Grubb, a principal college admissions counselor at IvyWise.
While 2021 may hold more opportunity than 2020, it’s not back to normal, says Christopher Rim, CEO and founder of Command Education, college admissions consultants.
“Given the number of applications that schools received this cycle, we predicted that a much higher number of students would receive news that they have been waitlisted,” Christopher Rim
Command Education Founder and CEO Christopher Rim discusses how students can stand out as application rates continue to soar at top schools.