James Rodkey

Latin, School/University Entrance Exam

Who can break all SAT vocabulary 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 10 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 compositions. He plays the 4-, 5-, and 6-string electric bass.

Blogs writtenTest Prep Strategies: Picking NumbersChanges in vocabulary between the old SAT and new SAT format, Translation Tips for IB Latin Paper 1, Backsolving SAT Algebra Problems, Why Vocabulary Still Matters for SAT ReadingHow To Structure Body Paragraphs for the SAT Essay, SAT Reading: US Founding Documents

Demo class: SAT – Math Special Triangle in Geometry QuestionsSAT – The difference between BUT and HOWEVER

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

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