New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton Hosts Meeting with Khan’s Tutorial Brooklyn – Discusses SHSAT Changes and Plans to Expand Khan’s Tutorial’s Renowned SHSAT Program
Brooklyn, NY – This past weekend, NYS Senator Jesse Hamilton visited Khan’s Tutorial Brooklyn to meet with KT President & CEO Dr. Ivan Khan and speak to recipients of the Dr. Mansur Khan SHSAT Opportunity Scholarship. A native New Yorker, Senator Jesse Hamilton was born and raised in South Bronx. The father of two children graduated from Ithaca College, received his M.B.A. from Long Island University in 1990 and his J.D. from Seton Hall University in 1994. Currently he serves on the influential Independent Democratic Committee as well as the Education Committee.
Senator Hamilton’s District 20 includes the following Brooklyn neighborhoods:
- Crown Heights
- East Flatbush
- Park Slope
- Prospect Heights
- Prospect Lefferts Gardens
- South Slope
- Sunset Park
“Thankful I had an opportunity to tour Khan's Tutorial in Brooklyn. Always inspiring to speak with young people with a passion for learning. Alongside dedicated educators, generous staff, and engaged young people, I aim to help ignite that passion in as many young New Yorkers as possible,” said Senator Jesse Hamilton.
Senator Hamilton and his team visited KT Brooklyn with Community Education Advocate Stanley Ng, as well as former Stuyvesant High School Parent Association President Wai Wah Chin. Ms. Chin is the mother of 4 Stuyvesant graduates and is an active member of New York’s education advocate community.
The Senator congratulated KT’s Opportunity Scholarship winners and spoke to students about the recent changes made to the SHSAT. Additionally, the Senator spoke with KT Senior Teammates about expansion plans for KT’s renowned SHSAT program to other underserved neighborhoods in Brooklyn. Finally, the Senator discussed working with Khan’s Tutorial to increase diversity at the Specialized High Schools by raising awareness about the exam and encouraging students to prepare.
“At Khan’s Tutorial our belief is that all people should educate themselves for life - Senator Hamilton’s visit was a reflection of just that. When he explained to our 7th Grade SHSAT students that he is a State Senator, an attorney, and that he received his MBA in finance, all of our students’ motivation levels went through the roof. We are so grateful that Senator Hamilton had a chance to inspire our students this weekend and we look forward to working with his office to increase awareness about the SHSAT and prep for all NYC communities,” said Dr. Ivan Khan, CEO & President of Khan’s Tutorial.
With 10 locations in the outer boroughs of New York City, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and in the Jackson Heights, Jamaica, Astoria, Ozone Park, and Floral Park neighborhoods of Queens, Khan’s Tutorial primarily serves in assisting families in low-income, new immigrant neighborhoods. Over 2,217 students have gained admission to New York City’s Specialized High Schools through Khan’s Tutorial since its inception in 1994.