As you can tell, I write about, think about, and practice mathematics. I also teach mathematics to all levels. If you are looking for a professional development provider for mathematics or computer science, I am happy to work with your school or school district.

Some FAQs

## Who are you?

My name is Manan Shah. Professionally, I work as a mathematician, data scientist, software developer, and part-time educator.

## How do we get in touch with you?

Send me an email. Or call me: 908 433 8005.

## How do you work with schools?

There are a few ways.

- We can set up an arrangement through your school for me to come by and work with you and your team.
- If coming by in person is out of reach, we can set up a webinar.

I can also work with you on a recurring basis if you are interested in a longer term contract.

## What’s your style?

I am a proponent of directed professional development — my seminars are *not* stand-and-deliver. Instead, my goal is to address the questions / concerns that your staff may have. Or if the desire is to teach a new topic that is unfamiliar to staff, then I aim to do this in a hands-on, engaged way that simulates a classroom environment, preferably the environment in your teachers’ classrooms.

## I have to teach math, but I’m not 100% confident on the subject topic. Can you answer some questions I have?

Absolutely! I am a proponent of directed professional development. I want to give you what you want. Once we have a working arrangement, then in an ideal world, I get a list of questions / concerns that you would like to be addressed. Then, I can prepare and we can go over your questions. If you’re not sure what to ask [understandable!] then I can prepare a seminar and we can go from there. The overall point is to get you to be 100% confident!

## I have to teach from a specific text / course curriculum. But I want to incorporate some real context. Can you help?

Certainly. I work as a consulting mathematician in industry and regularly use the mathematics we are taught in school. I am happy to work with you and your school to develop some customized material for you to use in your classroom.

## Can you help us develop a course curriculum or a course syllabus?

Yes!

## There’s all this data science and machine learning stuff going on. We want to introduce this to our students. Can you give a lesson or two?

I would love to! Let’s talk about what your students know and don’t know. Then, I can work directly with you (or your teacher if you are an administrator) to make a lesson plan. Once that’s in place, we can rehearse a little if you like and I can come to your classroom. If we want to do this remotely, we can also work out the arrangements for that as well.

## We want to incorporate coding into our classrooms, not just in math class. Is that something you can help with?

Yes! I program in many languages and actively work in developing software. I can help with whatever skill level you want. It can be as basic as a teaching a person to think like a programmer to writing software.