James Rodkey

Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT), ESOL, English Builder, Latin

Who can break down all of SAT vocabularies down to the Greek, Latin or Germanic origins? James can.

With both a BA and an MA in Classics (Pittsburgh and Maryland respectively) as well as Advanced Certification in TESOL, James is well qualified to teach both Test Prep and English Language.

With 4 years of teaching experience in the U.S. and internationally, James has taught:

  • SAT
  • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
  • ACT
  • Latin and Classics

He is a powerhouse Test Prep teacher who excels in making large chunks of information seem simple and clear.

Plus, if you have kids with vocab or grammar issues, James is your man. His education in the Classics makes him super knowledgeable about word origins, and as a language teacher, he has a maniacally keen eye for grammatical diagramming.

James likes photography, Formula 1 car racing, and highly complex musical composi- tions. He plays the 4-, 5-, and 6-string electric bass.

Blog written: Test Prep Strategies: Picking Numbers

James’s teaching style is fast paced and crystal clear, focusing on logical explanations. His sense of humour tends towards pop culture references.