Life After High School

Sarvesh Mayilvahanan, Sports Editor

One of Irvington’s new staff members, Mr. Tawakuli, is teaching Core Support, a class that helps prepare students for the future, in room P-15.

“I’m looking forward to challenges and getting my kids acclimated to curriculum, helping them to succeed, and getting their big picture planned,” Tawakuli stated.

His main priority is making sure students are prepared for life after college and that they have a plan that they can follow. His class does career planning and explains what students need to do to for different routes after high school such as a four-year college or a two-year college. He goes over the different classes required and informs them of what skills they need to develop to go into a certain career path.

“There’s specific teachers in my life that affected me very positively and gave me opportunities that other ones would not give me and they changed my life and my direction dramatically,” he said. “I knew I was going to get into teaching. I wanted to give advice after seeing other people like myself, and hopefully they can learn from my mistakes.”
Message for students: “It’s okay if you don’t know exactly what you want to do. You can take time to find that, don’t feel rushed. But make sure you’re always working on something as a backup, and I wish I had done that. I wish I always had a backup plan. Even if you don’t know what you want to do, make sure you have that backup job you’re working on so at least you have something fall back on.”