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Sal Khan, teacher to the world

Original post made on Jul 19, 2011

Can a hedge-fund guy find fame, fortune and fulfillment as a social entrepreneur? Meet Salman Khan of Mountain View, an MIT-trained former hedge-fund analyst who is fast becoming -- somewhat accidentally, as he tells it -- math teacher to the world.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 10:06 AM

Comments (7)

Posted by Bob, a resident of Monta Loma
on Jul 19, 2011 at 11:06 am

Mr. Khan. Keep up the great work! You are doing the world a great service!
I've used several videos to help my kids with their math and will continue to do so.


Posted by KD, a resident of Waverly Park
on Jul 19, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Best educational site on the web.


Posted by James, a resident of Whisman Station
on Jul 20, 2011 at 10:13 am


Khan is awesome, I look forward to the day when all the best lecturers lectures are online for free, comprehensive, complete, on any subject. Khan does a great job, but he's just one very good lecturer. I remember our Calculus professor got a standing ovation at the end of the quarter he was so good.


Posted by James, a resident of Whisman Station
on Jul 20, 2011 at 9:07 pm


Wolfram Alpha is really cool too.

Web Link

And they have this demostrations project, also very cool.

Web Link


Posted by Curious, a resident of another community
on Jul 21, 2011 at 10:00 am

Too bad this article wasn't published on the front page of the Voice. It is a compelling story of intellectual altruism and something one would hope every parent and student would read. Mr. Khan, THANK YOU!


Posted by James Thurber, a resident of another community
on Jul 21, 2011 at 3:34 pm

A great job Mr. Khan. Not only do my 4th grade students use you but I've seen your lessons used as far away as Namibia - the San People (Bushmen) in schools so distant the only electricity they have is from solar cells (powering their Apple Macbooks). They use your lessons to study math.

An incredible job and thank you VERY much.


Posted by Charles Lai, a resident of Waverly Park
on Jul 21, 2011 at 4:25 pm

There's an article in this month's Wired about how Khan Academy is being in some schools in Los Altos.

Web Link

My favorite part of the article is this quote from Khan:

After finishing at MIT and working for a few Silicon Valley dotcoms, he headed to Harvard Business School in 2001, where he claims his main motivation was to get married. ("I'm dead serious," he says. "Silicon Valley in the late '90s was the absolute worst place to find a wife or a girlfriend."


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