Jenni Mahnaz

Jenni Mahnaz

 

Jenni Mahnaz has over a decade of experience in self-directed education and other alternative educational philosophies. Having helped many young people design their own educational experiences in various settings, Jenni eventually ventured into consultations for families looking for a unique and intrinsically motivated educational experience for their young people.

She has worked closely with Manhattan Free School (now ALC NYC), Brooklyn Apple Academy, and ALC Mosaic in Charlotte, NC, as well as many families taking a home based approach to education. She also regularly contributes to Tipping Points, the online publication for The Alliance For Self Directed Education. 

In addition to a wealth of experience in the self-directed world, Jenni has also worked in various conventional schooling models and has a unique ability to explore and integrate practices and systems most people are already familiar with into a whole new way of pursuing education.  

It was after a brief stint as a Special Education Educator in the NYC public school system that Jenni discovered self-directed education.

Years of frustration over pointless power struggles, meaningless assignments, odd philosophies, and unrealistic demands within the conventional system finally came to a head when a teenager she was tasked with caring for simply could not function as expected within that system.

After many months and much creative problem solving, Jenni discovered self-directed education and realized it aligned much more fully to her core beliefs about learning, children, and the basic human existence and that, more importantly, it better served the child in front of her. 

Beyond her passion for self-directed education, Jenni is also a pro at NY state homeschool paperwork, translating the way kids actually learn into language the DOE understands, supporting the “deschooling” process for new self-directed families, and helping families explore and challenge long held assumptions about what education “should” look like. 

Work With Jenni…

Headstart HOURLY

Please use the button below to book a 1-hour consult with Jenni.

Before completing your payment, please read and agree to our Terms of Service below:

1. Payment is payable in full to confirm your session in a Coach’s schedule.

2. Due to the nature of coaching & consulting, and the fact that your success is dependent on a number of factors over which we have no control, we do not guarantee any particular results.

3. We will endeavour to ensure that all information that we provide is accurate and up-to-date but we shall not be liable for any claims arising from such information being inaccurate or not up-to-date or otherwise.

4. We acknowledge that in the course of this consultation we may have access to your confidential information and we agree not to (except in the proper course of our duties) use or disclose to any third party such confidential information. This restriction does not apply to:

  • any use or disclosure authorised by you or required by law;
  • any use or disclosure which we, in our absolute discretion, consider necessary or advisable in order to prevent illegal acts or harm to you or to others; or
  • any information which is already in, or comes into, the public domain otherwise than through our unauthorised disclosure.

5. We are the owner or the licensee of all Intellectual Property Rights and all other rights used in the coaching & consulting and all content within the consulting and nothing in these Terms or otherwise shall operate to transfer the ownership of the Intellectual Property Rights of the coaching & consulting or the content of the coaching & consulting to you or to any other person.

6. You may not at any time copy, reproduce, publish in any form, share, sell, dispose of or otherwise make available to a third party in any way any of the content or materials contained in the coaching & consulting.

7. We grant to you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sub licensable revocable licence to use all or any of the content of the coaching & consulting for the purposes for which it was provided only.

8. You may not without our prior written consent make any audio or visual recordings of any part of the coaching & consulting sessions.

9. Our total liability in contract, tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty), misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise arising in connection with the performance of this agreement shall in all circumstances be limited to the price paid by you for the coaching & consulting.

10. If we are prevented from or delayed in performing our obligations by your act or omission or by any circumstance outside of our control, we shall not be liable to you for any costs, charges or losses sustained or incurred by you that arise directly or indirectly from such prevention or delay.

11. We shall not be not liable for additional costs incurred by you as a result of changes in (i) the consulting & coaching, (ii) any other content, (iii) the time and date of sessions or (iv) experts, consultants or coaches.

12. These Terms shall be governed by English Law and your hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

The fees for a 1-hour session with Jenni Mahnaz are $100.


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Headstart SET UP

If you’ve made the decision to homeschool your kids but the task ahead seems daunting, some expert support can help you figure out the approach and curriculum that best suits your children and how to implement that within your unique family circumstances.

Work with an experienced expert who understands the challenges, can share the things you don’t yet know and who has a wealth of knowledge and experience, rather than having to learn everything from scratch, the hard way.

This package includes:

  • Three x 1 hour calls with the expert of your choice.
  • Two hours of your chosen expert’s dedicated time, to research and assemble the resources that will suit your specific needs.
  • Email access in between scheduled calls to the expert with a 48-hour turn around.

During your Headstart Set Up time, you’ll:

  • Identify any particular needs unique to your family situation, and how to meet these needs.
  • Understand the opportunities and options available to you and your family.
  • Identify resources that will support the vision you have for your children.
  • Craft a plan that works for your family.
  • Connect you with resources to facilitate your plan.
  • Address common challenges, like scheduling, de-schooling, and juggling remote work, or teaching more than one child at a time.
  • Troubleshoot any current struggles you’re having with your kids that might bleed over into the homeschool process.

Work with the expert of your choice and receive FIVE HOURS of expert help to set up your homeschooling plans and ready to go.

Book A Set Up Session

Before completing your payment, please read and agree to our Terms of Service below:

1. Payment is payable in full.

2. You may cancel this agreement within 14 days of the date of your payment. Please email us stating clearly your wish to cancel and we will provide you with a full refund.

3. If you cannot attend a scheduled session and wish to re-book, please ensure you provide at least 48 hours’ notice; failure to provide 48 hours’ notice will result in the scheduled session being forfeited.

4. Due to the nature of coaching & consulting and the fact that your success is dependent on a number of factors over which we have no control, we do not guarantee any particular results.

5. We will endeavour to ensure that all information that we provide is accurate and up-to-date but we shall not be liable for any claims arising from such information being inaccurate or not up-to-date or otherwise.

6. We acknowledge that in the course of this coaching we will have access to your confidential information and we agree not to (except in the proper course of our duties) use or disclose to any third party such confidential information. This restriction does not apply to:

  • any use or disclosure authorised by you or required by law;
  • any use or disclosure which we, in our absolute discretion, consider necessary or advisable in order to prevent illegal acts or harm to you or to others; or
  • any information which is already in, or comes into, the public domain otherwise than through our unauthorised disclosure.

7. We are the owner or the licensee of all Intellectual Property Rights and all other rights used in the coaching and all content within the coaching and nothing in these Terms or otherwise shall operate to transfer the ownership of the Intellectual Property Rights of the coaching or the content of the coaching to you or to any other person.

8. You may not at any time copy, reproduce, publish in any form, share, sell, dispose of or otherwise make available to a third party in any way any of the content or materials contained in the coaching & consulting.

9. We grant to you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sub licensable revocable licence to use all or any of the content of the coaching for the purposes for which the coaching & consulting was provided only.

10. You may not without our prior written consent make any audio or visual recordings of any part of the coaching & consulting sessions.

11. Our total liability in contract, tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty), misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise arising in connection with the performance of this agreement shall in all circumstances be limited to the price paid by you for the coaching & consulting.

12. If we are prevented from or delayed in performing our obligations by your act or omission or by any circumstance outside of our control, we shall not be liable to you for any costs, charges or losses sustained or incurred by you that arise directly or indirectly from such prevention or delay.

13. We shall not be not liable for additional costs incurred by you as a result of changes in (i) the coaching, (ii) any other content, (iii) the time and date of sessions or (iv) experts, consultants or coaches.

14. These Terms shall be governed by English Law and your hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

The fees for a Headstart Homeschooling SET UP package with Jenni Mahnaz are $500.


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Headstart PAPERWORK FILING

Homeschool paperwork varies greatly from state to state. Some states require no notification at all while others require several filings each year. In an effort to help families stay focused on the content and day to day experience of their homeschool journey, Jenni currently offers homeschool paperwork services for families residing in New York and California (ask us about other states!).

Jenni has extensive experience creating LOIs, IHIPS, quarterly reports, and end of year assessments in NYS state- one of the most highly regulated states in regards to homeschooling- and is happy to offer this service to families feeling overwhelmed by the paperwork requirements. Each family seeking paperwork support will receive a questionnaire that will provide Jenni with the necessary information to create your paperwork.

  • NY residents will then be given the opportunity to look over the paperwork and ask for edits before submitting their paperwork to the state.
  • California residents will receive a receipt of submission for their filing.

Paperwork Filing Fees: 

  • 1 time filing in California – $125
  • IHIP in NY – $175
  • Quarterly report in NY – $150 
  • End of year assessment in NY – $150
  • All-inclusive package for 1 year in NY – $650. This includes:
    • LOI template
    • IHIP
    • 4 quarterly reports
    • 1 narrative assessment if needed or support in choosing an end of year assessment

Before completing your payment, please read and agree to our Terms of Service below:

1. Payment is payable in full.

2. We acknowledge that in the course of this consultation we may have access to your confidential information and we agree not to (except in the proper course of our duties) use or disclose to any third party such confidential information. This restriction does not apply to:

  • any use or disclosure authorised by you or required by law;
  • any use or disclosure which we, in our absolute discretion, consider necessary or advisable in order to prevent illegal acts or harm to you or to others; or
  • any information which is already in, or comes into, the public domain otherwise than through our unauthorised disclosure.

3. Our total liability in contract, tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty), misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise arising in connection with the performance of this agreement shall in all circumstances be limited to the price paid by you for the coaching & consulting.

4. If we are prevented from or delayed in performing our obligations by your act or omission or by any circumstance outside of our control, we shall not be liable to you for any costs, charges or losses sustained or incurred by you that arise directly or indirectly from such prevention or delay.

5. These Terms shall be governed by English Law and your hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.


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