University of Alberta
High school was never easy for me. Since grade 9, I struggled with roughly every single course I had. The traditional teaching style in high school was not effective enough for me to be able to grasp the material at hand. Along with a poor work ethic, I was concerned I would never be able to make it into my dream program, Computing Science. That all changed in 2011 when I came to Pascal Academy. There, I was able to learn in an environment where I didn’t feel stressed and was able to properly focus on my work. Mr. Hajimir became a mentor for me. He would continue to push me to improve myself, my studying habits, and my work ethics, until I was eventually confident enough in the subject he was teaching me, that I could teach others. Without him and the amount of time he spent with me making sure I understood the material, I would not be where I am today, at the University of Alberta enrolled in Computing Science, in my 3rd year. He truly was a mentor for me, like no teacher had been before.