About J. Rodriguez
Language Arts Specialist
A native of Ohio, I pursued English studies in undergrad. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Akron in 2003. While working as a home school teacher, I discovered that I have a passion for teaching. As a result, I went on to study English Education at Clark Atlanta University, where I earned my Master’s degree in 2007.
I have twelve years of teaching experience as a 6-12th grade English Language Arts teacher. Most of my entire teaching career has been dedicated to educating a variety of students: SPED, ESL, and gifted. During my eight years of teaching, I earned an ESL endorsement from Gwinnett County Public Schools in Suwannee, Georgia.
I use my knowledge and teaching skills to create lesson plans that challenge and engage students, which equip them with the skills needed to maximize their fullest potential. My lesson plans encourage students to explore learning through independent thought and collaboration activities. I also uses a variety of online assessment methods to ensure that each of my students are learning.
Additionally, I has five years of tutoring experience as an online Language Arts instructor. I apply creative online strategies to assist students with learning a desired concept in a short amount of time. Some of the strategies include purposeful questioning, modeling, student based brainstorming, and redirecting.
I have a seven year old son and a four year old daughter! I have been homeschooling my son since kindergarten and my daughter has joined the "Rodriguez Academy" this year for preschool. It is such a joy to watch them learn. I am completely enamored with their love for exploration. I allow their curiosity to guide their learning experiences. In this way, I am able to cultivate a love for schooling that they would otherwise miss out on. Life is a dream, and I am living it with them. Check out my homeschool blog for pictures of our time together.
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Master's Degree in English Education
Certified in English Education with an endorsement in ESOL
12 Years Teaching Experience