New-Teachers-9

Tasnim Ahmed

Position: Harvard Fellow
Department: Games Coaching, Maths, West House
Qualifications: AB Harvard

Contact Information:
Telephone: 01280 818413
Email: tahmed@stowe.co.uk

Life before Stowe

I recently just graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Psychology and a citation in Spanish Language. At Harvard I wore several different hats, from Chairing my House Committee to writing for the Harvard Political Review. I was born in Bangladesh and moved to the busy New York City at the ripe age of two and half, and have lived there ever since. It’s a bit different from Buckingham, and I’m happy to discuss the nuances in American culture and politics with anyone who is interested!

What do you enjoy most about your subject?

I love that math is fairly universal—it’s the same whether you’re in Boston or Buckingham. It’s almost like learning a language that nearly everyone understands.

What do you enjoy most about Stowe?

Stowe’s campus is like a Jane Austen novel come to life. It’s utterly gorgeous and I have had so much fun exploring everything from the gardens to the mansion. The community here is just as beautiful as the landscape—everyone I have met has been incredibly welcoming and warm, which helps make me a little less homesick.

What is your favourite lesson?

Any lesson that bridges together maths with other relevant parts of our lives, such as our biology or even just our taxes, is always fun as it gives us a different lens to explore the subject.

What do other people say about you?

Typically at Stowe, I’m probably known as “the American girl from Harvard,” however I do hope that others would say I am an optimistic and enthusiastic teacher with a lot of drive.

Other hats

Here at Stowe, I will be coaching the basketball team and providing assistance to pupils interested in applying to American universities. I also hope to play a role in organizing service efforts at Stowe.

Passions

As an avid writer, I use journaling as a method for relaxation following a long and tiring day. I am especially passionate about journalism as a way to discuss socio-political issues. Health and medicine is another one of my passions, and I hope to attend medical school next year, so I am more than happy to discuss a career in medicine for any students that are considering it for themselves. Finally, I love traveling as a way to learn more about different cultures and lands, and I hope to do some of that this year!

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