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Khan’s Tutorial Announces New In – Person Location Grand Opening!

This month, Khan’s Tutorial will re-open an in-person location for SAT & SHSAT classes in Jackson Heights Queens. After starting in 1994 by the late Dr. Mansur Khan (Ekushey Padak recipient) & Mrs. Nayeema Khan, Khan’s Tutorial was able to establish itself as a pioneer in tutoring and academic support throughout New York City. 

“When the COVID-19 pandemic hit New York City, we were one of the first organizations to fully focus on the health and safety of our students, families and staff. Khan’s went fully digital and continued to help over 1,000 students weekly from grades 3-12. As vaccines became more readily available and safe for students and parents, we explored every option that will work to bring our high quality tutoring to the families that have been requesting an in-person option. Right now, we can only dedicate our resources, staff, and programs to bring our renowned SAT & SHSAT in person options. Families that want the high quality digital experience can continue, and those SHSAT & SAT families that want to transfer in person will have that option, with the new prices that In-Person classes will need.” said CEO Dr. Ivan Khan.

“We are excited to come back to our first in-person community office this March. For two years, I’ve spoken with our parents by phone and there has always been a demand for high quality tutoring that’s affordable. We wanted to focus on the health and vaccinations for the entire community as we made our digital program the best in the market for grades 3-12. My grandchildren take Khan’s on the digital platform, and we plan for them to continue the digital version indefinitely. Whichever option works with the budgets of our families, we have always been flexible there, and our results for SHSAT, SAT and NYS exam prep is unmatched. InshAllah, I can’t wait to see everyone at our office in Jackson Heights”, said Chairperson Nayeema Khan.

Important Dates

NY State Exams Grades 3-8:

  • Friday March 18 – Sunday March 20: NYS 2017 State Exam Diagnostic & Individual PTC
  • Friday March 25 – Sunday March 27: NYS 2017 State Exam Review
  • Tuesday March 29 – Thurs March 31: NYS 2022 State English Language Arts ELA Exam
  • Tuesday April 26 – Thursday April 29: NYS 2022 State Math Exam

NYC Specialized High School Admissions (SHSAT) Grade 7:

  • Sat Feb 19 & Sunday Feb 20 – MANDATORY GROUP PTC Pre- DIAG

SAT, GPA, Advanced Placement (AP), College Admissions

  • SAT Head Start
    • Start Date – End Date : Dec 4 – June 26
    • Ideal Student Grade Level : Beginning 9 & 10
    • Number of Classes Per Week : 1 day/week
    • Target SAT Exam Date : Fall 2022
  • SAT Fall
    • Start Date – End Date : Sept 4 – Mar 6
    • Ideal Student Grade Level : Advanced 10 & 11
    • Number of Classes Per Week : 1 day / week (2 days / week beginning 1/ 29)
    • Target SAT Exam Date : March 2022 (In-school March 23), June 2022
  • Crash Course
    • Start Date – End Date : Dec 4 – Mar 6
    • Ideal Student Grade Level : 10 & Advanced 11
    • Number of Classes Per Week : 1 day/week
      (2 days/week beginning 1/29)
    • Target SAT Exam Date : March 2022 (In-school March 23)

SAT vs. ACT: Which Test Works For You?

Almost everyone is familiar with the SAT, however, schools accept another testing option, known as the ACT. The SAT and ACT tests are very similar with a few notable differences. They both work to test your knowledge in preparation for college, and colleges use these scores during their admissions process. The SAT and the ACT both hold the same value to a college, and the scores are also used to award scholarships.

Both tests generally cover the same topic, but many students find themselves comparing which test is right for them. The SAT is now changing its format.

Head to our blog to see our detailed chart comparing and contrasting the two tests!

Department Spotlight

This month the spotlight shines on our wonderful department leaders! They were asked to answer 3 questions:

  1. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  2. What is your biggest motivator?
  3. What is your proudest moment in life?
Rin Naser

Rin Naser

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

In five years, I aim to have finished law school and either secured a promising career or be actively looking for possibilities to advance my career. In addition, I hope to have had the opportunity to visit many of the destinations on my bucket list.

What is your biggest motivator?

My family is my most powerful motivator. They are both my greatest source of inspiration and my fiercest supporters. My parents are exceptionally hard workers, and their devotion to their craft inspires me to emulate them. I strive to incorporate their optimism into my own life.

What is your proudest moment in life?

My most recent accomplishment, graduating from college, has to be the proudest event in my life thus far. As a first-generation Bengali-American, I am the first person in my family to graduate from college, which is an honor. I wish to make my family proud with the education they have invested time and money in, and to one day return them for all the possibilities they have given me.

Fariya Farah

Fariya Farah

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I plan on pursuing a graduate degree.

What is your biggest motivator?

My biggest motivator is my family. They have always supported me in every aspect of my life and I cannot imagine where I would be without them.

What is your proudest moment in life?

My proudest moment is tutoring my students when I was an instructor. I’ve always had a passion for teaching and mentoring and being able to reach out to kids in a meaningful way has always been fulfilling.

Emma Mohammad

Emma Mohammad

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Professionally, in 5 years, I would like to work in a company whose mission is to improve the quality of life through modern and advanced technology. Particularly, I want to be a photonics engineer. I also want to be happily married and make my way to start a healthy family.

What is your biggest motivator?

Professional growth. I look at everything as an opportunity to grow and better myself, whether it is through communication and relationship-building, or my written and organization skills. I also like being able to make a difference, so I try very hard in what I do and seek results that will have a positive impact.

What if your proudest moment in life?

My proudest moment in life was when I compiled a magazine for myself with scanned pages of every sketchbook, journal, diary, letter, etc. that I’ve ever had throughout my childhood. It was satisfying to see which parts of me remained the same, and which parts changed. Although it took a month to put together and get it printed, I will cherish it forever and show my future children.

Shadman Kazi

Shadman Kazi

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I see myself in 5 years hopefully in medical school working my best to get through and become a doctor that can serve my communities and any communities I have the chance to work with in other opportunities. I want to be in a headspace where I’m still active and volunteering in my community and still finding time to devote to my mental health and take better care of it.

What is your biggest motivator?

My biggest motivator is definitely my parents and hearing what they went through their whole lives early on and seeing what they went through especially after immigrating and still being the best role models I could wish for. They motivate me to work to the best of my ability but also to adjust to anything life can throw and still come out of it learning from it and becoming a better person.

What is your proudest moment in life?

My proudest moment would be when I gifted my parents phones when I had enough income because they have done a lot for me. And I was just glad that I was able to at least give them something usable for all that they did for me. And since it was something that they needed to change and something that they can remember for a long time.

Mental Health Resources For Students Impacted By The Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust many of our lives in an unpredictable direction. Many adolescents have never experienced something this drastic, and as we’re seeing it has definitely taken a toll on them. 

Seeking help can feel complicated, it might even seem easier to just “deal with it.” However, at the end of the day if we are not taking care of ourselves, we cannot be expected to properly be present for others. 

If you or anyone you know needs help, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

Check out our website for access to more resources and to read the full blog post!

Khan’s Tutorial Free College Admissions Workshop Videos

Khan’s Tutorial has posted a new College Admissions Workshop regarding “Knowing Your Career Path.” College is a place where you are meant to explore your interests and navigate a wide variety of career paths. 

This video is only in Bengali, but non-bengali speakers are welcome to visit our YouTube page to access all of our college workshop videos!

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