New York, NY – Earlier this week DREAMChasers and Khan’s Tutorial’s SHSAT program were featured on Spectrum NY1 News. DREAMChasers, an organization founded by Bronx Science Alum, Attorney Jason Clark provides SHSAT tutoring and mentorship for students from underrepresented backgrounds. As the tutoring partner of DREAMChasers, Khan’s Tutorial’s goal is to ensure all students, regardless of zip code or school funding, have an opportunity to attend NYC’s top public high schools. Due to the success of the program, DREAMChasers plans to expand to Southeast Queens next year.
New York, NY – This week, Khan’s Tutorial has collected a record breaking 1,305 Perfect Scores from students in its Common Core Program. All students who received a perfect score on their state exams will be invited to a Common Core Celebration at their respective Khan’s Tutorial branches. This weekend, current Common Core students will be taking the first diagnostic practice exam of the school year. Families are encouraged to start preparing now for the Spring Common Core Exams.
New York, NY -- Last week, Mayor Bill De Blasio admitted his plan to eliminate the SHSAT was flawed saying, “The attempt we made to address it was just not effective and we have to come to grips with that and I have to take responsibility for that.” The Mayor and Richard A. Carranza, Education Chancellor of New York, pushed for the removal of the SHSAT as well as Gifted and Talented Programs across the city. The Mayor’s intention was to diversify the Specialized High Schools and increase the amount of black and Hispanic students.
Manhattan, NY – Earlier this week, Mrs. Nayeema Khan, Chairperson of Khan’s Tutorial was honored at the United Nations Headquarters for her work under Sustainable Development Goal #4, Education. The event was held by the World Award Foundation and the Nigerian Permanent Mission for the 150th Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. Mrs. Khan also serves as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Education in addition to her role at Khan’s Tutorial.
Manhattan, NY – Earlier this week Mrs. Nayeema Khan, Chairperson of Khan’s Tutorial was recognized at the United Nations Headquarters for her leadership in education. Mrs. Khan was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Leadership & Governance by the Executive Board of iChange Nations Organization at the United Nations. In her role at Khan’s Tutorial, Mrs. Khan oversees a staff of 400 leaders & Instructors, and serves over 3,500 families weekly, for their supplemental education needs. Today she also serves as a UN Goodwill Ambassador for the Sustainable Goal of Education.
Queens, NY – On Sunday, August 18th, Khan's Tutorial hosted high school students and their parents for a free college admissions workshop led by Dr. Ivan Khan. The event was open to all high school students in 11th and 12th grades. The purpose of the workshop was to make the college admissions process easier for an offer to a top university.
Queens, NY - On Thursday, August 8th, Khan's Tutorial hosted its SAT and Regents Awards Ceremony and Dinner at Joya Hall. The SAT & Regents program at Khan’s Tutorial is led by Ms. Tasneem Imam Khan, MPH, a graduate of Barnard College with a Master’s Degree from Columbia University. During the ceremony Khan’s Tutorial celebrated its High School students who achieved high scores on their Regents and SATs as well as those who gained admission to Ivy League schools and top colleges.
Queens, NY – Yesterday, Khan’s Tutorial leaders, community organizers, and elected officials gathered in support of Swami Ji Harish Chander Puri. The 62-year-old Hindu priest was viciously attacked while wearing religious garb near Shiv Shakti Peeth Temple, at 264-12 Hillside Avenue last Thursday. The attacker beat the priest with an umbrella while reportedly telling Puri to “get out of my neighborhood”. Puri is currently recovering after being hospitalized and the attacker has been arrested. The NYPD is still determining if the incident will be classified as a hate crime.
New York, NY – Yesterday, PBS released the second part of its two part series, Making the Grade, a story on education in New York City. The story featured Khan’s Tutorial’s students and parents in the SHSAT program. Viewers can learn about the journey to the Specialized High Schools and the disparities in NYC public education.
Queens, NY -- Khan’s Tutorial held their annual Summer Leadership Training Session this week at their headquarters, located at KT Sutphin. During the week of training, top Khan’s Tutorial Instructors learn how to help better serve the students in their respective branches. Furthermore, they learn key principles in teaching, leadership, and management. In preparation of upcoming exams, trainees are taught how to increase the quality of learning to ensure all students are prepared. Khan’s Tutorial values being a company in the community that can offer mentorship and guidance to students and parents.