Queens, NY – On April 29th, 2017, Khan’s Tutorial (KT) hosted its Annual Awards Ceremony for their students who gained acceptance to NYC’s Specialized High Schools. Students and their families gathered at the Colden Auditorium at Queens College to celebrate a year of hard work and the resulting success at KT’s largest event of the year. Additionally, this year, Khan’s Tutorial recognized the outstanding achievements of students in their renowned High School Achievement Program (HSAP).
Over the last 23 years, KT has helped over 2,600 students gain admission to the esteemed Specialized High Schools. In 2017 alone, KT helped 393 students gain acceptance to the new Specialized High Schools, Stuyvesant High School, the Bronx High School of Science, and Brooklyn Technical High School, shattering last year’s record of 338. This fall, 17% of Bronx Science’s incoming freshman class will be comprised of KT Students and 20% of Brooklyn Latin High School’s incoming class will be comprised of KT Students.
For their High School Achievement Program, KT celebrated 139 students who scored a 95 or higher on their Regents exams, 58 students who scored a 1300+ on their SATs, and 464 total acceptance offers to colleges and universities nationwide.
During the ceremony, Khan’s Tutorial recognized the following students for their outstanding accomplishments:
- the 12 9th grade SHSAT accepted students
- 2 International SHSAT students Shahreer Hossain & Mohammed Jamil
- KT SHSAT High Scorer, Mizanul Hoque.
- the 16 recipients of the Dr. Mansur Khan SHSAT Opportunity Scholarship
- HSAP Student Mary Vavruska who scored a 1560/1600 on her SAT
- HSAP Student Kamrul Hossain who gained early decision acceptance to Columbia University on a full scholarship
- KT Student Farhan Ahmed who gained acceptance to Cornell, Columbia, Harvard, UPenn, & Yale
- HSAP Student Richard Lin who gained acceptance to Harvard University
“Within our program, not only do we prepare students for their Regents and SATs, but we also mentor and guide them on the college application process. This year alone, we have 339 total high school students who attained a 95+ on 1 or more of their Regents exams, achieved a 1300 or higher on the new SATs, attained a 2000 or higher on the old SATs, achieved a 30 or higher on their ACTs and attained a 700 or higher on their SAT IIs. Additionally, our students and Instructors also gained acceptance into incredible colleges and universities such as Macaulay Honors College, New York University, the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, Columbia University and Harvard,” said Tasneem Imam Khan, Director of Khan’s Tutorials High School Achievement Program.
Honorees at the ceremony included:
- Principal of Stuyvesant High School, Eric Contreras
- Congresswoman Grace Meng
- NYC DOE Superintendent of Brooklyn Technical High School and Brooklyn Latin High School, Karen Watts
- District 29 Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman
- Queens Representative to the Office of Governor Cuomo, Hersh Parekh
- NYC Education Leader Stanley Ng
Prominent guests included:
- Honorable Consul General Shamim Ahsan
- Honorable Ambassador Abdul Momen
- Mr. Md. Mujumder – Board #9 Chairperson
- New York City Council District 32 Candidate Helal Sheikh
- Admission Squad
“It was extremely fulfilling to honor Stuyvesant HS Principal Eric Contreras at Khan’s Annual Awards. Hearing about Principal Contreras childhood stories from Jamaica, Queens was very special for the entire audience who could relate to his stories as an immigrant child who loved reading at the local library. When all of our SHSAT students & families had a chance to meet him personally on stage, the kids were especially excited to meet such a friendly Principal from Stuyvesant HS. Finally, I was thrilled to see so many KT 11th graders with high SAT scores & so many 12th graders headed to special colleges like Columbia University, NYU & even Harvard. Overall, all of our high school students were excited to hear from Congresswoman & DNC Vice Chair Grace Meng who has led the fight to protect immigrants communities in Washington, DC & all across the United States,” said Dr. Ivan Khan, CEO & President of Khan’s Tutorial.
With 10 locations in the outer boroughs of New York City, including Brooklyn, the Bronx, Jackson Heights, Jamaica, Sutphin, Astoria, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill and Floral Park, Khan’s Tutorial primarily serves in assisting families from low-income and new immigrant backgrounds. A total of 2,610 students have gained admission to New York City’s Specialized High Schools through Khan’s Tutorial since its inception in 1994.