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Khan’s Tutorial Student Earns Valedictorian Honors at The Bronx HS of Science, Now Headed to MIT

Dr. Ivan Khan with Tabrez Alam and Niloy Jafar

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New York, NY – April 18, 2015 – Tabrez Alam a KT Bronx student since 2009 recently received word that he would be graduating as Valedictorian of Bronx Science with a GPA of 97.88. Tabrez, a student personally mentored by Dr. Mansur Khan since childhood and well into high school, attended Khan’s for his Citywide Exams, for SHSAT classes to help gain acceptance to Bronx Science, and later SAT classes. Last year he received our SAT Top Scorer Award and an iPad Mini at our Achievement Awards Ceremony for scoring a near perfect 2310.  Today, he returns to Khan’s to mentor KT Bronx’s current high school students. In the fall, Tabrez will be attending his dream school and number 1 choice, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Beyond MIT, Tabrez also gained acceptance to the following Ivy League schools:

Columbia University
Brown University
Cornell University

Tabrez also gained acceptance to SUNY Downstate’s BAMD Program at Brooklyn College and Union College’s BAMD Medical Program. Both of these programs are incredibly hard to get into and acceptance is just as competitive if not more competitive than some Ivy Leagues. 

“We are definitely happy about Tabrez’s huge achievement. In addition to his hard work, we share a lot of the credit with the team members at Khan’s Tutorial where Tabrez has been a student since the 6th grade for his Citywide Exams, for the SHSAT, and later for the SAT,” said Md Makidul Alam, IT Regional Director, NYC HHC and father of Tabrez Alam.

In addition to his academic accomplishments, Tabrez was also involved in 3 years of research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he primarily focused on structural anatomy. At Albert Einstein, Tabrez had the opportunity to work closely with Dr. Overing who he considers his research mentor. His 3 years of research culminated at the International Experimental Biology Conference of 2015 Boston Expo. At this conference, which is attended by 14,000 scientists from around the world, Tabrez was recognized as a Junior Scientist. Given Tabrez’s dream of attending MIT this was a very high achievement for him personally.

After speaking closely with Tabrez’s father, he offered several pieces of advice to parents. In essence, kids need proper guidance which starts at home. Tabrez’s parents made sure to be incredibly involved in his childhood and education and looked to other organizations for extra help as he grew up. Tabrez was a Khan’s Tutorial students for his Citywides, SHSAT Guidance from KT Bronx teachers, and then later on for the SAT program which helped him earn a near perfect score of 2310. Additionally, he was closely mentored by Dr. Mansur Khan and Bronx Branch Directors Sajed Chowdhury and Fahim Rofique.

“We’re so proud of the hard work Tabrez and his family have put into his amazing accomplishments. We really hope that other KT Specialized High School students can follow in his footsteps and put the extra work in to earn similar achievements one day.” Dr. Ivan Khan

For the past 20 years, Khan’s Tutorial’s mission has been to bring quality education at affordable costs. With 10 locations in the outer boroughs of New York City, including Brooklyn, Castle Hill, Parkchester, Jackson Heights, Jamaica, Sutphin, Richmond Hill, Astoria, Ozone Park, and Floral Park, Khan’s Tutorial primarily serves in assisting families in low-income neighborhoods.