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We foster an environment for the intellectually curious and relentless. Therefore as products of immigrant parents, we understand the importance of education and making sure our children start on the right foot. We currently offer both online and in-person classes.
FAQ About the NY State Exams
What is the Common Core Exam and why is it important?
The Common Core is a set of academic standards that outlines what students should know and be able to do at each grade level in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. The standards emphasize critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills, as well as the ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with others. In addition, students in New York State take Common Core State Exams in ELA and Mathematics in grades 3-8. The exams are typically administered in the spring, with results available later in the school year.
In New York State, the Common Core State Exams in ELA and Mathematics are designed to assess student mastery of the Common Core State Standards, and they are scored on a scale of 1-4, with a score of 3 indicating that the student has met the standard.
In New York City, the Common Core State Exam scores can be used as a factor in determining eligibility for gifted and talented programs, as well as admissions to Hunter High School, which is a highly selective public high school for gifted students. For example, Hunter High School uses the scores from the 5th grade ELA and Mathematics Common Core exams as part of its admissions process. Moreover, students who score in the top 5% on these exams are eligible to take the Hunter High School entrance exam.
How can Khan’s Tutorial Prepare Your Child for the Common Core Exams?
Since 1994, Khan’s Tutorial has helped over 10,000+ students obtain a perfect score of 4/4 on their New York State Common Core exams. Furthermore, Khan’s Tutorial helped 1420+ students achieve a 4/4 on their Common Core exams.
We offer both In-Person and Live Digital instruction 2 to 3 times per week focusing on Writing, English Language Arts, and Math, depending on your child’s needs and convenience.
Additionally, we offer small class sizes, frequent parent-teacher conferences, and weekly classwork/homework. As a result, classwork grades and diagnostic exam scores are emailed to parents on a weekly basis.
Enroll quickly so your child can start preparing and aiming for a 4/4 on their next state exams!
FAQ About the SHSAT
What is the SHSAT?
Attending New York City’s Specialized High Schools provides students with exceptional academics and educational opportunities at little to no cost. Known for their academic rigor, notable teachers, motivated students, diverse course offerings, and extracurricular activities, the Specialized High Schools pave the way for students from all socioeconomic backgrounds to gain access to and achieve academic successes, which have oftentimes been left only for those who could afford it.
Most students that attend Khan’s Tutorial’s renowned SHSAT program come from low-income households and school systems in the outer boroughs that fail to adequately prepare students for high school, college, and beyond. Our program is an opportunity for these students to transform the trajectory of their academic and career successes by having them experience schools that challenge them mentally and encourage them to excel. Approximately 15-20% of incoming freshman students to Stuyvesant and Bronx Science come from our SHSAT program alone.
The SHSAT is the sole criterion for admission into the 9 Specialized High Schools. Above all in NYC, there are approximately 415 high schools, and the Specialized High Schools consistently rank in the upper echelon of all NYC high schools. In other words, out of the 30, 000 8th grade students who take the exam, only 6,000 are accepted each year. Likewise, accepted students gain access to rigorous academics and access to the most competitive colleges and universities in the nation. The alumni of the Bronx High School for Science, for instance, boast 8 Nobel prize laureates.
Based on the number of questions answered correctly, students receive a raw score, which is then converted to a scaled score out of 800.
Below are the cutoff scores for the 2022 SHSAT Exam:
- Stuyvesant 563
- Bronx Science 524
- Brooklyn Latin 497
- Brooklyn Technical 506
- HSMSE at CCNY 532
- HSAS at Lehman 516
- Queens Science at York College 523
- Staten Island Tech 527
Stuyvesant High School
Although Stuyvesant is recognized for its strength in STEM instruction, the school also has a diverse humanities program as well as educational opportunities outside of the classroom.
Stuyvesant offers advanced courses in many disciplines, including Multivariate Calculus, Software Development, Vertebrate Zoology, Organic Chemistry, Engineering, Genetics, Science Fiction, and Music. Competitions for Speech and Debate, Math, Writing, Science Olympiad, Robotics, Siemens, and Regeneron Science Talent Search.
Bronx High School of Science
The Bronx High School of Science educates an academically gifted community of learners through a rigorous STEM curriculum.
Bronx Science has 8 Nobel Prize winners among their alumni.
That is to say, drawing upon a long tradition of academic success, The Bronx High School of Science prepares students to flourish in the best colleges and universities, creating leaders and visionaries of the future.
Brooklyn Technical High School
Brooklyn Technical High School is the nation’s largest selective high school. As a result, the school is a national model for excellence and has a stimulating environment that fosters transformative learning and personal growth.
Altogether through their STEM partners, the classrooms and labs are on par with university and industry standards. As a result, the Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation is an incubator for student and faculty initiatives and new school programs.
The New Specialized High Schools
The New Specialized High Schools provide students with an advanced curriculum with smaller class sizes stimulating students through rigorous STEM and Liberal Arts coursework.
The schools that fall into this category are:
- The Brooklyn Latin School
- HSMSE at City College of New York (Harlem NYC)
- High School of American Studies at Lehman College (Bronx)
- Queens High School for the Sciences at York College (Jamaica Queens)
- Staten Island Technical High School
This is a chart of the number of Khan’s Tutorial SHSAT accepted students every year.
In conclusion, here’s to continuing to change the academic trajectories of all low-income students. Onwards!
FAQ About the Regents and AP
Why is it important to do well on the Regents and AP exams?
High school can be difficult to manage without proper guidance and assistance. Furthermore, doing well on the Regents exams displays understanding in various subjects and places the student on track for graduation. Above all, the AP exams are a useful way to assess a student’s mastery and proficiency in college-level courses, and most competitive colleges consider AP scores for admissions.
How will Khan’s help my child?
Our students will join our live online classrooms for two days a week for our Regents and AP Program. All group classes provide classwork, lessons, homework, and regular diagnostic exams to ensure consistent student progress. Our parents will get regular progress reports to help support their child’s learning at home.
What will my child achieve by completing the program at Khan’s?
Your child will learn test-taking strategies to do well on standardized exams, as well as develop learning and studying skills that will help prepare them for their college careers. Similarly, they will achieve proficiency in various subjects, which will ultimately aid them in being successful in their futures. As a result, all of our FREE college workshops will increase your child’s understanding of the college admissions process. To clarify, by senior year, your child will be ready to apply and choose the best college fit for their personal goals and dreams.
FAQ About the SAT
Why is it important to do well on the SAT?
The college application process is new for every child and parent no matter where you’re from. Most competitive colleges require a standardized test score to ensure that student is college ready for their campus. Most top colleges look for minimum SAT scores of 1400/1600 for admission to their university.
How will Khan’s Tutorial help my child?
Our students will join either join our live online classrooms or in-person classrooms four days a week for our Summer Elite Program. All group classes provide classwork, lessons, homework, and regular diagnostic exams to ensure consistent student progress. Our parents will get regular progress reports to help support their child’s learning at home. All SAT students receive free college admissions workshops led by CEO Dr. Ivan Khan.
What will my child achieve by completing the program at Khan’s?
Your child will learn all of our tips, tricks, and hacks needed to surpass their target SAT scores. All of our FREE college workshops will increase your child’s understanding of the college admissions process. By senior year, your child will be ready to apply and choose the best college fit for their personal goals and dreams.