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D Zenani M.
San Diego, California
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Get ready for college reading and writing with an early college educator!
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Are you ready to enter the Conversation? College classes that require reading and writing are opportunities to build our thinking and communication skills, not just academically but professionally and civically. In other words, they encourage us to enter conversations that matter in all areas of life. I am an educator with 15+ years of experience in alternative small schools and taught at an early college program where high school students earned college credits. This meant that my focus was on students and their college-readiness literacy skills, preparing them for their English and humanities courses. Ages 13-18 are welcome and reading and writing lessons are customized to your college-readiness needs. We will work together to improve your reading and writing skills to help you convey your thoughts, observations and experiences, clearly and confidently in your classes and beyond. So, if you're ready to get college-ready, let's talk!
About D Zenani M.

Some might refer to me as a veteran educator because I taught high school English for nearly 15 years and have been in the education field for 20 years. Ugh. When I think of veteran teachers, I think of teaching the same old curriculum, implementing the same old teaching and learning methods for 10, 20, or even 30 years, even though children’s learning needs have long changed. I think of lounge lizards--teachers’ lounge lizards who hang out where ideas, innovations, and love for children go to die. So, I like to think of myself as a visionary educator who has enjoyed creating educational experiences for students to reveal what’s possible for them and within them. My path in education has been a deep and curvaceous one: from returning to school to obtain a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies and Masters in Cross-Cultural Education while raising two teenage boys and working as a paraeducator for San Diego Unified School District’s Race & Human Relations Program to starting my teaching career at age 40 where I taught at an alternative high school program for expelled students to founding teacher at San Diego Unified’s first early/middle college high school program, also a small alternative school to leaving public education to do the work that would better serve students and their families and that made sense to me After wading through years of professional development workshops and curriculum binders, after teaching all high school level English classes, including AP and Honors; after expanding my teaching experience (and therefore, my students’ learning experiences) way beyond my comfort zone over the years, I realized that effective teaching and learning came down to three components: relationship, structure and engagement.

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D Zenani M.
San Diego, California
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Get ready for college reading and writing with an early college educator!
Levels taught:
Middle School, High School, College
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Are you ready to enter the Conversation? College classes that require reading and writing are opportunities to build our thinking and communication skills, not just academically but professionally and civically. In other words, they encourage us to enter conversations that matter in all areas of life. I am an educator with 15+ years of experience in alternative small schools and taught at an early college program where high school students earned college credits. This meant that my focus was on students and their college-readiness literacy skills, preparing them for their English and humanities courses. Ages 13-18 are welcome and reading and writing lessons are customized to your college-readiness needs. We will work together to improve your reading and writing skills to help you convey your thoughts, observations and experiences, clearly and confidently in your classes and beyond. So, if you're ready to get college-ready, let's talk!
About D Zenani M.

Some might refer to me as a veteran educator because I taught high school English for nearly 15 years and have been in the education field for 20 years. Ugh. When I think of veteran teachers, I think of teaching the same old curriculum, implementing the same old teaching and learning methods for 10, 20, or even 30 years, even though children’s learning needs have long changed. I think of lounge lizards--teachers’ lounge lizards who hang out where ideas, innovations, and love for children go to die. So, I like to think of myself as a visionary educator who has enjoyed creating educational experiences for students to reveal what’s possible for them and within them. My path in education has been a deep and curvaceous one: from returning to school to obtain a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies and Masters in Cross-Cultural Education while raising two teenage boys and working as a paraeducator for San Diego Unified School District’s Race & Human Relations Program to starting my teaching career at age 40 where I taught at an alternative high school program for expelled students to founding teacher at San Diego Unified’s first early/middle college high school program, also a small alternative school to leaving public education to do the work that would better serve students and their families and that made sense to me After wading through years of professional development workshops and curriculum binders, after teaching all high school level English classes, including AP and Honors; after expanding my teaching experience (and therefore, my students’ learning experiences) way beyond my comfort zone over the years, I realized that effective teaching and learning came down to three components: relationship, structure and engagement.

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Ms. Mzube is an inspiring educator. I had the pleasure of being Ms. Mzube's student for 3+ years. Not only was her role as an educator important for my academic success, but Ms. Mzube's passion as my cheerleader was crucial to my personal growth and transition from high school to college. Ms. Mzube challenged my critical thinking skills, and helped me grow as a writer. Beyond the academic strengths I was able to foster as Ms. Mzube's student, Ms. Mzube facilitated my personal growth by exposing me to diverse sources of literature. Any and all students would be lucky to have such a dedicated, passionate and sincere cheerleader in their academic and personal journeys as I did.

Posted Nov 30, 2021
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Mrs. Mzube has by far been the best instructor I've had. Hardworking and not only to get her lessons done but to make sure her students understand whats being taught. If someones talking about Mzube its always positive, taking time to form real bonds with her students made her one of my favorite teachers. She knows when or if we need a bit of time to get things done but also never expects any less of us. She always taught me to be aware of my surroundings when it came to my writing and to write from experience which has helped me become a strong writer. Always work hard for what we want, and she always made sure to emphasize that what we worked for was what WE wanted for our future. An amazing instructor and amazing human being all around.

Posted Nov 15, 2021

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