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Student Dylan Sun will soon join Carnegie Mellon University to study biology — a subject he became passionate about after experiencing a small setback in his studies.

“The two consecutive years of biology classes [at Concordia] were what really interested me in the field, thanks to Mr. Gordon,” enthuses Sun. “I remember back in freshman year, I failed my very first biology test. After that, my parents and I sat down with Mr. Gordon and talked about what I should do.”

“He was very patient and very willing to teach me some study techniques. My grades went up after that. And also, he teaches very well. He can talk about every concept in detail so we can understand much more than the AP requirement,” recalls Sun.

“A lot of students may find the demands of school quite stressful. But at the end of the day, it’s about finding balance and learning to manage schoolwork, all the extracurricular activities, and having a social life.”

At Concordia, balance is integral to success. Students are encouraged and supported to find balance in their pursuit of personal excellence — something Sun strongly agrees with.

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