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Paul Bahia

BSc, PGCE

Subject: Maths & Economics

I have been teaching Maths and Economics for 11 years after a long and successful career in business. I worked in telecoms after graduating as an engineer. After ten years in Japan and Southern Europe, working in business development and marketing, I returned to the UK and sought a new and fresh challenge in teaching.

Living and working in Japan was a wonderful experience, learning about a different culture and business approach. As I worked for a Japanese company, I also learned Japanese, though I do not get much practice these days. My family and I travelled extensively around Asia, and we enjoyed the varied experiences from walking on the Great Wall of China to diving off the coast of Australia.

I qualified as a teacher after my PGCE and have enjoyed teaching at independent senior schools and being a pastoral form tutor to students. I have seen the challenges which students face during the course of their senior school years before they enter university: and, of course, their many successes.

I work part-time at a school. I head up Economics and teach Maths: both subjects to A Level. I also tutor face to face, working with students of different abilities. I try to support students in their understanding and learning of maths through high-quality feedback, verbal and written – so that they can improve on areas they find difficult. I get a real sense of achievement when my students achieve their aims – be it a maths scholarship to a leading public school or a place to study for an Economics degree.

I love to travel and to understand different cultures. My hobbies include cooking, learning Spanish and playing the guitar. In the summer months, I do my best to stay fit by running.

I am delighted to be a Tutor at Wolsey Hall and to be able to support you in achieving your full potential.

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