Mr. Arkiletian said he prefers to teach students by being a strong role model and providing a challenging environment.
“What I’m kind of providing them is a model of the passion and the enthusiasm and the doggedness, the persistence that you have to have to get those high heights, one step at a time.
During his 14 years of teaching computer programming at Eric Hamber, many of Mr. Arkiletian’s students have gone on to study computer science in university.
Computer science gives you an easy way of helping people around the world,” he said. “If you create something today, it can benefit people tomorrow.”
“One thing that was great about his class is he very much encouraged us to go beyond what he was teaching in the class. He encouraged us to start our own projects that were not necessarily directed by him and let us follow our own passions."