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Student Spotlight:

Congratulations to our students on being selected to be our Student of the Month Spotlight! Hard work and dedication are something we value greatly at Khan’s Tutorial, and we believe in recognizing and celebrating the students who have made big strides in achieving their goals. All spotlight students were asked to answer 5 questions:

  1. What hobbies are you passionate about?
  2. Who is your biggest role model and why?
  3. If you were president for a day, name one thing you would do in office.
  4. How do you plan to make the world a better place?
  5. What is your number one study tip for all the students reading this?
Ryan Khokon

SHSAT – Ryan Khokon

What hobbies are you passionate about?

First of all, I am really passionate about swimming. Since I was 5 or 6, I would always have swimming lessons every Saturday. From my wee days of swimming, I loved the rush of the wind above me, the water rushing past me, the adrenaline flowing through my body, and especially how relaxing repeating the strokes were. Along with this, reading adventure type books is something else I enjoy very much. With these books, from the first page I would be sucked out of the real world and into one limited by only the author’s imagination. I also love how reading makes me forget all of my problems, and puts me into the shoes of the character on an adventure better then any video game that could ever be created.

Who is your biggest role model and why?

My biggest role model is my mom, because her story inspires me every day. She started from humble beginnings in a foreign country, living in a village and accomplishing nothing more but making ends meets. Her mother was very occupied with working and supporting the family, so her and her decisions were unsupported; she was mostly on her own. Throughout her school career, she struggled plenty with the hard assignments and strict conditions, but she persevered and kept going. Sensing an opportunity and with just a few clothes, barely any money, and a sheer ton of determination, she found herself a ticket and flew to America, the land of opportunity. She struggled with learning the language and getting a job, but no matter how hard it was she kept going. She slowly built a life here, going to college and getting a medical degree, and I was born soon after that. Her story of determination and hard work now helps me keep going with my schoolwork, and helps me face my problems. It reminds me that anything is possible with just the will to work hard for it.

If you were president for a day, name one thing you would do in office.

If I was a president for a day, I would try to use my time to establish better trading and government relationships with countries all across the world. I believe that the only way that the world can do big things is if people use their resources to work together, and this has been proved before. The ISS was only developed in the time it took because of the collaboration of 15 countries, and the station developed numerous scientific advancements. The COVID vaccine was also developed in record time, just one year, because of the collaborated scientific and distributed efforts from places across the world. Since this could deescalate the global tension, and encourage working together, I would personally schedule meetings with leaders (like Putin) across the world. I would collaborate with the leader, draw deals with different issues, and try to sort out any difference that pops up. Not only that, but I would take it further and try to create trade deals, and diplomatic ties.

How do you plan to make the world a better place?

My dream is to become an Engineer just to create things that will change the world. I plan to try to attend MIT to learn engineering, and get my degree t o start my own tech company. I would first invest my own funds in project, which would be a very efficient method to electrochemically turn CO2 into things like oxygen or MOFs, which if widespread could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. When I successfully create it, I will use the funds I gain from it to grow my company to handle new things, and reinvest into other things like stronger ion thruster engines, or a mechanism for a solar arm that orbits the earth and launches spacecraft to its destination, instead of burning fuel.

What is your number one study tip for all the students reading this?

To all the students reading this, my number one study tip is to create a review sheet. When I study, having all the material to study organized for me on one paper helps me concentrate more then using a bunch of packets and work sheets that is easy to mix up. When I do this, it’s more efficient as memorizing becomes easier and you don’t have to focus as hard just to re find something and look at all the material again. It might be an extra hassle to create, but to everyone reading this, I say it’s totally worth it for when you start the review.

Rehan Hashem

SHSAT – Rehan Hashem

What hobbies are you passionate about?

I am really passionate about playing soccer, it’s one of my favorite things to do.

Who is your biggest role model and why?

Lionel Messi, he is one of my favorite players and inspires me to overcome obstacles.

If you were president for a day, name one thing you would do in office.

One thing to do is a pretty hard question, but the first thing I would do is make sure people in major poverty are given compensation to assist them.

How do you plan to make the world a better place?

I really believe there is a lot of major disasters currently evolving in the world. For example, the ongoing covid 19 pandemic, global warming, poverty, war, inflation rates, and crime rates. These things all should be fixed. Vaccinations can help COVID 19, people being more aware of their environment can help fix the issue of global warming that is slowly getting worse. Poverty and inflation needs to be fixed with lowering printed money and increasing donation to the people in poverty. Crime rates are mostly caused when people develop trauma, bullying, or an ongoing situation in their childhood.

What is your number one study tip for all the students reading this?

Use creative studying when you can’t remember something, find creative ways to study that will help you to remember certain things, just reading the words all over again will not work as well.

Maliha Islam

SHSAT – Maliha Islam

What hobbies are you passionate about?

Some of my hobbies that I’m passionate about are reading, writing stories, and arts and crafts. Since I was a little girl, I loved to read and write. Both of these things fall under the subject of ELA, which is one of my favorite subjects. I love to read and write fictional stories like mysteries, stories with suspense, and so much more. Not only that, but I love to do arts and crafts as well. These arts and crafts are like small projects that can be done very quickly and easily, which makes it very entertaining. For example, painting something on a canvas, making colorful envelopes, creating sculptures with clays, etc.

Who is your biggest role model and why?

My biggest role model is my mom. My mom has always helped me no matter what. She’s stayed by my side during tough times, understood what’s the best for me, and has been the best mom a girl could ever ask for. She gives up all her energy and time for her 3 daughters, and makes sure that we all are happy, healthy, and safe wherever, whenever.

If you were president for a day, name one thing you would do in office.

If I were president for a day, there would be so many things I would want to do in office. But the biggest thing I would want to do, is showing the best in a woman. This is because, in politics and the government, (especially in the United States) there are many assumptions that say that women can’t do certain things that men can. I want to show them, that that’s not true, and women are able to do ANYTHING possible. So to prove my opinion, I will help as many people around the world as I can in under 24 hours. This includes increasing security (everywhere), feeding people who are living in poverty, and removing as much garbage and pollution from our land/ocean as possible. Now of course, it would be quite difficult to do everything everywhere. So I would make laws that state for all of these things  to happen, so after I wouldn’t be in office anymore, people can still continue to help our planet and people, as much as they can.

How do you plan to make the world a better place?

Ending Racism. The world is full of hate, and has been for so many years. The only way for our world to be a better place, is when we all stop discriminating others, and hating them for the color of their skin. But then again, there are many more things that can be done to help our world be even better. ( like no more plastic, since it affects our ocean and animals living in the water)

What is your number one study tip for all the students reading this?

Be patient. No matter what happens when studying, be patient at all times. The reason being is because when studying, many people tend to overthink, loose track, or even get anxious and annoyed to even start. So being patient can help us remain calm, and help us have a clear thinking of the situation. 

Nishat Tasnem

GPA – Nishat Tasnem

What hobbies are you passionate about?

Singing, playing, drawing, video games.

Who is your biggest role model and why?

My biggest role model is Joe Biden because I can act the same way as him for my career.

If you were president for a day, name one thing you would do in office.

I would change the laws and rules in the office.

How do you plan to make the world a better place?

I plan to make the world a better place by changing the environment and economics.

What is your number one study tip for all the students reading this?

My number 1 study tip is to understand and focus.

5 Scholarships Open to All High Schoolers

1. RaiseMe micro-scholarships: The innovative micro-scholarship program RaiseMe helps students earn money for their high school accomplishments – and these funds come directly from colleges. Starting in ninth grade, you can keep a portfolio of your course grades, sports achievements and participation in clubs and community service. Track your achievements to earn money – you might win $1,000 for getting an A in algebra or $1,500 for being captain of the basketball team. According to RaiseMe, the average annual scholarship is $5,000.

2. DoSomething.org college scholarships: If you’re inspired to make the world a better place, the DoSomething.org college scholarships could be right up your alley. DoSomething.org offers students as young as 13 years old the chance to win scholarship awards in exchange for participating in the organization’s community service campaigns. Past service campaigns have included working at a soup kitchen or helping pet owners create a disaster plan for their animals. Share pictures of yourself in action and you’ll be entered to win a scholarship between $1,000 and $5,000. If you take part in all the campaigns, you could be eligible for up to $22,000.

3. Niche “No Essay” Scholarship: Applying for scholarships can be time-consuming, but the Niche “No Essay” Scholarship couldn’t be easier. You may apply if you are 13 years or older and are a legal U.S. citizen or international student with a valid visa. You must also currently attend or will attend a high school or college in the next 12 months, and that school must be listed on Niche’s site.

Khan’s Tutorial Announces NEW Referral Program

This new referral program allows for families to recommend Khan’s Tutorial another family, after which BOTH families will receive a discount! It is important to note the discount is only valid if the family who has sent the referral is named during the process. As the New Year rolls in, lets aid one another in tackling another Pandemic school year!

All families will be eligible for a referral discount if 

  • The family they refer signs up for and pays for a package
  • Names them as the referrer

BOTH families will be eligible to receive a $50 discount 

  • The new family will receive this discount with their first payment
  • The enrolled family will receive this discount on their next package

Tips to Avoid Common Scholarship Pitfalls

Don’t Let Others Do the Work : Part of graduating from high school and going to college is becoming an adult. Start now and take control of your future with your work. While your parents might know the outlines of what you see as your future, they may not know the specifics needed for the scholarship application. Some scholarships also require an interview.

  1. Don’t Simply Reuse Essays : Your essay needs to reflect you and your goals for each particular college scholarship. It also provides perhaps your best opportunity to make the case that you’re a winner in general and should be the scholarship winner. Make the introduction sparkle in case that’s as far as the judges get – and don’t try to impress with unfamiliar big words that you could misuse.
  2. Don’t Submit Before Checking the Details : For many college scholarships, you can apply online or via email. But once you hit send, you can’t make changes. If you are applying online, check that you have entered all the information correctly before you submit. If you are emailing your application, be sure you have the correct address. And always double-check that you’ve entered your own email address correctly.

Khan’s Tutorial Fall Program Schedule Announced

Common Core –

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday


Saturday/Sunday Group Class (Morning 10am-2pm, Afternoon 12pm-4pm)

7th grade FREE SHSAT Workshops in January extended to January 21st & Friday January 28th


Fall SAT Program – March Test Takers- March 12th SAT Exam

Sat, September 4th – Sunday March 6th – 32 Classes from 10 AM-2 PM & 12 PM – 4 PM (1 day/week)

SAT Headstart Program – 9th & 10th Grade Students

Class 1 – Saturday 10AM – 2PM
Class 2 – Saturday 12PM – 4PM
Class 3 – Sunday 10AM – 2PM
Class 4 – Sunday 12PM – 4PM
Start Date: Dec 4, 2021
End Date: June 26, 2022


Saturday AM: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science
Saturday PM: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus

Sunday AM: AP Biology, AP Physics 
Sunday PM: AP Calculus AB, English

Congratulations to our Khan’s Students who have scored above a 1500+

Three Khan’s Tutorial students have earned a 1500+ score on their August SAT!

Eva V: 1590

Fiyaz: 1510

Tawseef R.: 1510

Yamin R.: 1520

Yaqin R.: 1450

Hasin R.: 1560

Saqeef S.: 1400

Tasfiya M.: 1420

Zahra R.: 1440

Ahnaf A.: 1420

Namira H: 1480

Mritika: 1460

Arman A: 1440

Rayan R: 1420

Maliha T: 1420

Sheikh I: 1400

Mohammed S: 1580

We’re looking forward to seeing many more great scores on the upcoming SATs!

FREE College Workshop Videos Available in Bangla and English

Please know that college applications have started this Fall for all 12th graders and that the deadline for Early Decision & Early Action is fast approaching this November.

Please view our FREE Bangla translated parent’s workshop on college admissions requirements: https://youtu.be/64wkUYxMgF4

Please view our FREE Bangla translated parent’s workshop on application timeline:


Please view our FREE English language workshop for students & parents here:

With deadlines fast approaching and the November SAT next week, time is running out to complete your best holistic application for college.

Please watch both videos closely with your child to ensure their understanding & success.

Call us to schedule your FREE 30 minute college counseling session with Dr. Khan, who earned his college counseling certification from Columbia University Teachers College.

Attached below is the link to the NYC DOE School Calendar for 2021-2022. In it you will find many resources such as holidays, parent – teacher conference dates, and testing dates for all elementary students.

Khan’s Tutorial Policy Update

Starting this week, Khan’s Tutorial will be requiring all students to keep their CAMERAS ON during instruction.

Why Is This Important?

This will help instructors make sure all students are attentive during lesson/classwork

How Does This Benefit Both Instructors/Students?

Students will be forced to minimize distractions while in class
Instructors don’t have to guess if a student is paying attention or not

What Do You Have To Do?

Ensure your student has their cameras on and are paying attention to what their instructor requires

Khan’s Tutorial Recorded Sessions Available

Khan’s Tutorial will also be providing recorded session as a way to make up a missed class. We will now be allowing our students access to Zoom recordings of missed classes. These recordings will ONLY be available 10 days after the initial class date. Parents and students can access the missed classes by logging into their accounts on KTlearning.com and clicking “Access Content” for the class that they missed. It will provide the student with the recording and any other class materials. We recommend LIVE classes as they are the best resource and provide real time instruction, but these recorded sessions are a great way to make up a missed lesson.

Check Out Our Free College Research and Planning Workshop!

Khan’s Tutorial has released their college research and planning workshop video. This video is a great free resource to parents and college bound students, as it answers a lot of questions students may have about where they want to go in the future. CEO Ivan Khan leads the workshop and tells us about his journey through the college process to becoming an MD. Dr. Khan answers many questions and offers different pathways to achieving one’s dreams. Dr. Khan discusses the top schools for arts and humanities, business, finance, and law. He goes over the academic requirements as well as the SAT and ACT ranges that top schools look for. This workshop is a wonderful resource to watch with your family!