Meet The Team
Ivan Khan, MD, MPH
Dr. Ivan Khan is the President & CEO of Khan's Tutorial (KT). At Khan's Tutorial, Dr. Khan oversees the company's various departments throughout 10 NYC locations & leads the Senior Team to preserve KT's mission to increase student test scores & to educate for life. Dr. Khan first started as a KT Instructor in 1998 when he was completing secondary schooling at the Bronx High School of Science. Since then Dr. Khan completed the combined medical program at the Sophie Davis School of BioMedical Education/CUNY Medical School, and went onto earn his Medical Doctorate (M.D.) & Masters in Public Health (M.P.H.) from SUNY Downstate Medical Center. After serving as the Director, Quality Initiatives at NorthEast Business Group on Health, Dr. Ivan Khan returned to Khan's Tutorial in a full time capacity in 2011. Since 2011, Dr. Khan's leadership has helped Khan's Tutorial earn feature articles in the Wall Street Journal, BBC News, NBC Asian America, Al-Jazeera News, Inside Schools, and WNYC Radio. In 2017 Dr. Khan completed his Certificate in Business Excellence from Columbia Business School. Dr. Khan also holds a Certificate in Management from Columbia Business School Exec Education. Dr. Khan is a proud Queens native & an avid fan of the NY Knicks & NY Giants.
Dr. Mansur Khan
The late Dr. Mansur Khan is the Founder of Khan's Tutorial. After founding KT in 1994, Dr. Khan has overseen our growth from a single tutoring center to a rapidly growing academy with 10 locations in the NYC area. Dr. Khan holds a Ph.D. in Economics, 3 Masters Degrees in Economics, and a Masters Degree in Education. Prior to founding Khan's Tutorial, Dr. Khan served as an Assistant Principal with the Dept. of Education, at Wadleigh High School. Prior to that he served as the Dean of Students & Math Department Chair at the High School of Economics and Finance. In addition, Dr. Khan has held teaching positions at New York University, Paterson College, NJ, London University, & Dhaka University.
Nayeema Khan, MS
Mrs. Nayeema Khan is the Chairperson of Khan's Tutorial and the United Nations International Congress of Media Goodwill Ambassador for Quality Education. After immigrating to the U.S. in 1985, she has been an active leader in education for more than 25 years. She was a Certified Elementary School Teacher in 1988. Since then, Mrs. Khan gained her Masters of Science Degree in Human Resource Management from the New School University in 1992. Mrs. Khan enjoys singing & spending time with her granddaughter, Arianna.
Citation from Nassau Country Executives
Danny Glover Power of Dreams Award 2017
Municipal Outstanding Contribution to Education Award
Citation from New York City - City Hall
Citation from the Office of Assemblymember David Weprin
Honored by NYPD Muslim Officers Society
Honored by Society of Foreign Consuls for International Women’s Day
Congressional Honor from Representative Joseph Crowley (Dem-NY)
UNESCO Outstanding Contribution to Education Award
3 Time Winner of the Best Tutoring Center Awards from the Non-Resident Bangladeshi Organization
Honored by West Nassau Chapter National Action Network
Honored by BAND Bangladesh American Nation Democrats
Honored by World Trade Fair USA
Honored by Bangladesh American Friendship Society of NY
Proclamation from Office of State Comptroller Di Thomas DiVapoli
Congressional Achievement Award – US Representative Gregory Meeks
Proclamation - US Representative Joseph Crowley
Proclamation - State Senator Leroy Comrie
Proclamation - Town of North Hempstead signed by Councilperson Vivian Russell, Councilperson Peter Zuckerman, Councilperson Angelo Pirrera, Councilperson Anna Kaplan, Councilperson Lee Seman, Councilperson Dima DeGiorgio
Proclamation - State Senator Todd Kaminsky
Citation of Merit – Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
State Legislative Resolution by NYS Assembly
Citation by Town of Hempstead
Proclamation - Westchester County
Proclamation - Public Advocate Leticia James
Proclamation - NYC Council
Mohammad S. Hossain
Mohammad Hossain is the Vice President of Khan's Tutorial and the Director of the SHSAT Program. He has been a part of the KT family since 2004 when he was an SHSAT student. He has instructed at multiple KT centers. He now leads the Operations and SHSAT teams across all 10 locations. Mohammad is a graduate of Stuyvesant High School and Hunter College where he majored in Biology. He is currently attending the Zicklin School of Business, getting his MBA in Finance. He loves his NY Knicks, the LA Lakers, and the New England Patriots.
Paulina Baltazar is the Director of Marketing and Communications at Khan's Tutorial. She started out as a Common Core Instructor and later became Senior Manager at KT Astoria. Today, Paulina leads numerous public relations and marketing initiatives at KT. She is a graduate of Stuyvesant High School and Baruch College where she majored in Corporate Communication. Currently, she is pursuing her Master's in Marketing Management at the Zicklin School of Business. In her free time, Paulina enjoys cooking, traveling, and attending music festivals.
Niloy Jafar Iqbal, MS
Niloy Iqbal is the Director of Finances at Khan's Tutorial. At KT, Niloy has been a student, SHSAT Instructor, Branch Director at KT Astoria, and Senior Director. Niloy is a graduate of NYU and is currently attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva Univesity, getting his MD/PhD. He is also a graduate of Stuyvesant High School and a 2009 Intel Finalist. Niloy is an avid New York Giants fan, and enjoys watching foreign films in his spare time.
Tasneem Imam Khan, MPH
Ms. Tasneem Khan is the Director of the High School Achievement Program (HSAP). Ms. Khan graduated from Barnard College in 2004 with a degree in Computer Science and received a Masters in Public Health in 2012 from Columbia University. Ms. Khan is passionate about reading fiction, drawing portraits, and singing.
Sam Allen is a Director of Facilities at Khan's Tutorial. He has been a part of the Khan's Tutorial family since 2008. He started off as an Instructor, continued as an SHSAT Instructor, Quality Manager, and then eventually Director. A graduate of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, Sam was a Political Science major at Queens College. In his free time, he enjoys playing music, video games, and watching his favorite television show, Breaking Bad.
Maisha Islam works in our Human Resources Department. She joined the KT family in 2010 as a K-6 Instructor. Since then, Maisha has gone on to be a Quality Manager and Senior Manager at KT Jamaica. She joined the Operations team at her new role in September 2015. She currently attends Baruch College where she hopes to pursue a degree in Human Resources Management. In her free time, Maisha enjoys reading, watching movies, shows and spending time with family and friends.
Asim Poddar is a Data Analyst at Khan's Tutorial. He joined KT an instructor at Jamaica and then moved to KT Floral Park, where he took over the SHSAT program. Later he joined the team at KT Jamaica as a Quality Manager and Senior Manager. Asim graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 2014 and currently attends New York University as a Computer Engineering Major with a minor in Finance. In his free time, Asim enjoys weight lifting and drawing.
Mohammed Neloy Haque is a Senior Director at Khan's Tutorial. He has been a part of KT since 2007 when he was an SHSAT student. Neloy has taught Common Core and SHSAT at KT Brooklyn and later worked as Branch Director at KT Sutphin. He is a graduate of The Bronx High School of Science, and NYU Tandon School of Engineering, where he received a Bachelor's in Civil Engineering. In his spare time, Neloy enjoys spending quality time with his friends and family, in addition to watching sitcoms, basketball, and reading books.
Taseen Khan is the Finance Manager and a Senior Director at Khan's Tutorial. He has been a part of KT since 2006 as a K-6 student. Taseen has been a manager at KT Jamaica and KT Sutphin. Soon after, he became Branch Director of KT Astoria. He graduated from The Bronx High School of Science in 2013 and is currently studying Finance at Baruch College. In his free time, Taseen enjoys playing basketball and spending quality time with his friends and family.
Zahra Shafiq is a Director at KT Floral Park. She joined the KT Family as an instructor at KT Jamaica in November 2015 then transferred to Floral Park branch. Zahra is a graduate of Francis Lewis High School and currently attends Queens College, aiming to be a Public Health major. Her interests include dancing, reading, and spending time with family.
Fahim Hilaly is the Director of KT Jamaica. He started his journey at Khan’s in early 2015 as a Common Core Instructor and eventually became an SHSAT teacher. Fahim graduated from Bronx Science in June 2015 and is currently attending NYU. He is undecided with his major but is pursuing Pre-Med studies. He aims to become a neurosurgeon one day. In his free time, Fahim enjoys going to the gym and driving.
Raihan Ashraf is the Director of KT Brooklyn. He began as a Common Core Instructor in 2015. He is a graduated alumni of The Bronx High School of Science. He now continues his studies as an undergraduate at The Cooper Union, Albert Nerken School of Engineering where he is a major in Chemical Engineering. Raihan enjoys art and basketball, he is an academic athlete as he played varsity basketball in high school and continues to play college basketball for The Cooper Union in the NASBI league.
Akram Hussain is a Director of KT Astoria and the Director of KT Richmond Hill. He joined the KT Family as an Instructor at KT Sutphin in 2017. He moved up the KT ladder as an SAT Instructor at KT Sutphin. Akram is a graduate of Newtown High School and currently attends Hunter College majoring in Biochemistry. In his free time, Akram enjoys playing soccer, taking pictures, and driving.
Maheen Jillani is the Director of KT Sunnyside. He joined the KT family in 2011 as an intern and worked his way up to a Common Core Instructor. Maheen was then chosen to be an SHSAT Instructor in early 2015 and finally became the SHSAT Manager in late 2015. Maheen graduated from Bronx Science in 2015 and currently attends City College. He is pursuing the Pre-Med track and is a biology major. He hopes to become a pediatrician in the future. For leisure, Maheen loves to work on his car and work out at the gym.
Abir Chowdhury is a Senior Director at KT Ozone Park. He joined the Parkchester team as a Common Core Instructor in September 2016 and his devotion to the job paved the way to becoming a Manager in May 2017. Abir is a graduate of The Bronx High School of Science and currently studies accounting at Fordham University. In his free time, Abir likes playing and watching basketball and spending time with his friends and family.
Nazim Chowdhury is the Director of KT Castle Hill. He joined the KT Family as an instructor in April of 2016. He moved up the KT ladder as an HSAP manager at KT Parkchester and then front desk manager at KT Castle Hill. Nazim is a graduate of The Bronx High School of Science and currently attending the New York University Stern School of Business where he concentrates in Actuarial Science. In his free time, Nazim likes to spend time with friends, play basketball, and watch football.