Irfan Khan

ATAR: 94.40

Co-Founder, Centre Manager & Math Tutor

  • Background in Digital Marketing, Project Management and Strategy 
  • 4 years of experience in High School Math Private Tuition
  • Currently a Mathematics Teacher at a Private High School

As a student in high school, I was never sure about the career I wanted to pursue. I wanted to do well in my studies, but I did not know why. However, little did I know that in year 10, I would meet a teacher who would ignite a spark within me that still lives on today. The way he taught his Math made it hard to not fall in love with the subject and he had a way of connecting with me that really touched on my approach to life. Still, I had not figured everything out and my career dilemma was largely unresolved. 

 

Fast forward to university, I am studying Commerce and Economics. I’ll be honest, I chose the degree because it promised a job that paid well and was stable. However, my heart was never truly set on it. Instead, I began to discover a really deep passion within me – building our youth. I happily gave myself up entirely to volunteering causes and extra-curricular initiatives. In fact, overtime it started to feel as though I was mainly enrolled in university for the extra-curricular involvement and that my actual studies were beginning to matter less and less. At this moment, I also began to notice a faint voice in the back of my mind telling me to give Math teaching a shot and that it was the career for me. Overtime, this voice grew louder and louder. Rationally, I knew that a career in education would fall in line with my visions for the youth, but for various reasons, I didn’t take the jump.

 

Just as I was literally one subject away from completing my degree, I thought to myself: “Irfan, it is now or never”. I took the jump. And it is no understatement to say that it was one of the best decisions I made in my life. Currently I am a secondary Mathematics teacher at a private high school in Sydney’s West. Everything makes sense now. I love what I do and can do this everyday for the rest of my life. At the very heart of it all, I just want to be able to give to students that which was given to me by my teacher in year 10.