School and Classroom Visits

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.

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