Average 4.38 based on 58 teacher ratings
Alan Zeoli is an English teacher at Mira Costa High School located in Manhattan Beach, California and part of Manhattan Beach Unified School District. Alan Zeoli's 58 teacher ratings contributes to Mira Costa High School's ranking of 1,213 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Mira Costa High School is 3.93 stars.
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I had Mr. Zeoli for my 2015=2016 freshman year. When I first got him, he gave a lot of homework, but, looking back, I can tell you that his homework prepares you for your upcoming years in high school. His class may be boring at times (I got caught sleeping in class for thirty minutes once), the underlying messages in his lessons are actually very interesting. Mr. Zeoli is a teacher who truly cares about you and will always say hello to you around campus even if you're not in his class anymore.

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Tough but will be your friend all 4 years. Does not forget names, values students. Great teacher. Inspired me to take harder english classes. #ZGang

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I love Mr. Zeoli. He's a great teacher> He's hard but he prepares you for the next level. AMAZING Totally recommend.

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Difficult class but such an amazing teacher! He is so funny and has the craziest stories. Mr. Zeoli is a very genuine guy who seems to care a lot about his classes. It is a lot of work and you have to put in a lot of effort, but he is a such a good teacher and you will learn so much in this class.

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Mr. Zeoli is the closest thing to a living meme you will ever find.

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i am a freshman at costa and have mr zeal. he gives tons of homework but its ok because the assignment are so fun! he really connects with me because we both love reading, he is my favorite teacher I've ever met. the smartest guy i know. unreasonable homework expectations, but its high school so its acceptable. supposed to be doing his homework right now, actually!

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Worst teacher I ever had at Costa. He makes favorites, so if you get him, you'll either have a great year or a horrible one. Sets ridiculous rules, such as no crumpled paper and a certain paper size for all assignments (without the right paper size, you get an F). Lots of unnecessary homework. The only mildly good thing about him was that he told funny stories occasionally. However, many of these stories were extremely ableist and/or homophobic. Avoid him at all cost. He's a horrible person.

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Mr. Zeoli is an amazing teacher because he tells a lot of highly entertaining stories but also because he really, really prepares you for what is to come ahead. If I didn't have him freshman year, I think I would've failed sophomore year.

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Mr. Zeoli is my absolute favorite teacher out of all the teachers I've had in my entire life. I came into high school hating reading and writing but he really opened up a new door that inspired me to take Honors and AP. I came into the class timid and shy first semester, but by the second semester final we had an unforgettable teacher-student bond. He is a fantastic teacher, but the class is still tough. Do all of your work and study the material well.

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Very boring. Didn't encourage love of literature, only boring black and white rules. Had some interesting stories, but other than that, graded harshly and didn't seem to like his job.

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Gives a lot of homework and essays. Makes me stress out so much I break out and almost cry.

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Best teacher I had at Costa (and one of the best I've ever had). Made me want to major in English and pursue writing. Great guy, and an even better teacher. Super knowledgeable, very passionate about

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Alright, this guy gives WAY TOO MUCH homework. Well, that's what I thought at first. Compared to this school year, he gave like nothing. He's a really harsh essay grader, and he's too obsessed with Ca

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basically mr zeoli is the ultimate homie, ive never learned so much in an english class. hes an amazing teacher. his stories are VERY interesting... he doesnt give a lot of busy work, most of his assi

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It's a lot of seemingly useless work, but he really prepares you for the AP test. Also, participation is key. Reading the book is good advice too!

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Nice guy, good teacher. In the 2nd semester he gives out a lot of home work so prepare ur self.

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One of the best teachers ive had at costa. nice guy, really tries to teach you and cares, just assigns a lot of work in the process.

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I love this guy! he's amazing

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He is an all-around good teacher, and he will teach you ALOT it you try. If you are used to easy teachers, then you will hate him. He is a tad boring, and gives way to much homework, and is OCD!!!!!!

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Super hard but super awesome

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Don't take AP English your senior year... not worth it

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Good teacher but don't expect to do well and slack off

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Mr. Zeoli is a cool guy. I was hoping to get Chen, but I'm glad I ended up having him as my english teacher. He's also not that difficult of a teacher. He's pretty fair.

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He's a pretty good teacher. He likes to tell stories a lot. His homework is pretty difficult, and there is a lot of it. I've had to work really hard for an A.

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Prepared me a bunch.

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He is a great teacher and really cares about his students. He has some of the craziest stories that you will ever hear. He lectures a lot, but the lectures are interesting. His dry sense of humor is lost on a lot of people. There is a lot of homework, but it is worth it.

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if anyone thinks he is a good teacher your wrong...i have learned nothing in his Ap class and i look forward to failing because of him...

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He assigned lots of homework and essays, but it was all worth it in the end. I learned how to write an awesome essay at the end. It helped me to write even better ones now. Thank you Mr. Zeoli.

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YAY! his class is lots of fun, and its easy as long as you pay attention, which can be hard somtimes. He is a good person though, and interesting

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boooooooooring. like i sleep in class every day.

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Mr.Z ROCKS MAN !!!! He was one of my favorite of all time. He will always be remember in my mind when time flys. Remember Mr.Z (BATMAN 4 EVER)

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Mr.Z is totally awesome. he is so passionate about his work. he made me love english more and he is the kind of teacher the school needs for other classes!!

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He is a passionate teacher, let me put it this way, everyday when I enter his class he politly asks "how are you doing?" I love it!

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Mr.Zeoli is definitely one of the best teachers I ever had. I loved his class and always looked forward to it after lunch. I was in his class last year as a s

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I like it when he makes jokes and then no one laughs... because then an akward silence appers afterwards, which is very funny.

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THE best english teacher i've ever had if not THE best teacher

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Mr. Zeoli is the greatest teacher I have ever had. Even though I found his class very easy, there was always something more I could learn.

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he is a wicked cool teacher...he tries to be funny and sometimes he is...hes a good man

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one of my most favorite teachers of all time!

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He is the best english teacher ever.He is dedicated and willing to help anytime. He is the kind of teacher the school should be hiring.!!!

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he makes dumb jokes but it is cool cause we have fun laughing at the akward silence..he is boring sometimes too..but when is english not!

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TOO MANY JOURNALS!!! but great and funny teacher.

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The people who complain about being bored probably have no idea what the class is doing because they are too dumb to do work or pay attention. Zeoli is great.

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mr z runs a hard class and he tends to do so many differe report like things on the same subject but hes really nice and cool

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Really nice guy and real easy

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i think Mr.Zeoli has been a great help to me this year, and i look forward to seeing him in the future~(9th grader)

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He is a really good teacher, but he talks about symbolism way too much. Its to the point where the book is nolonger fun to read.

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One of the nicest teachers I have ever had. He's smart and funny and doesn't get angry much. I like how he's very flexible and doesn't yell at you for anything.

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He's boring to the point where i cant stand it anymore. sometimes i feel like i want to run out of the classroom. We also spend way to much time on essays.

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He's a cool guy. It's funny when he starts on descriptionsin Romeo & Juliet, but it sometimes gets a little scary and a little too much. But...yeah. He's cool. ^_^

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repeat yourself not!

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Class is very respectable and has a very friendly attitude when he is in class everyday. He doesn't even get that annoyed when his third period class doesn't pay attention sometimes when he wants them to be quiet. An asset to the school.

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Awesome teacher and overall a very nice guy.

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HE is one of the kindest teachers I have ever had. Out of my 4 years at Costa he is by far my favorite teacher of all. He has all the qualities a great teacher should posesse. I wish him all them best and I will never forget him.

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Boring to the high heavens! I wish he would shut up sometimes because he tries too hard to be funny and gives too much busy work!

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Really nice guy, did good job with Hamlet.

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