Not a bad teacher, but spends a lot of time projecting his insecurities and regrets on his students (you can tell by how often he laments about what he would’ve done back in college). Rod doesn’t collect homework and instead chooses to give 2-3 quizzes a week, all unweighted like his tests if that’s what you like. Just a warning, he gets progressively lazier throughout the year at which point his lectures start halfway through the class period and he just points at the book and talks at you.
Had him for two years and he is one of the most caring teacher ever even if he shows that when you ask him questions he thinks you are annoying. Especially for AP Stats, the gradings are very fair and he always makes sure you know where you are at and how you can improve your grades. His classes may seem hard since he gives a lot of quizzes, but that kinda push you to learn the materials. Yet it is true sometimes his sarcasm gets me uncomfortable, but he is a great teacher nevertheless.
Mr. Rod knows his stuff really well, but is kind of a terrible person and not a great teacher. He insults students, demeans them, and ridicules people for not understanding his teaching, which is scattered and unstructured at best. He makes sexist jokes, and makes the classroom feel kind of uncomfortable.
Incredible teacher, have him for Pre-Calculus Honors, and teaches well. Only drawback is that he gives lots of quizzes; however, he prepares you for them incredibly. I'm looking foraward to an awesome year for math!
love the simulations = best part of stats! he knows his material well and prepares you for the AP test (tough luck with IB). but he thinks everyone cheats which is kinda annoying.
Really prepares you for the AP test. And he's really nice! Lets seniors get away with a lot, even if we won't admit it. (:
\/ I can't hear you over his 99.something% AP test career pass rate. :o As for his tests, they're slightly difficult, but extremely fair if you study what he tells you to and use the materials he supplies!
he used to pick on me, but now he stopped. probably because bowen is always sleeping. thanks bowen.
Mr Rod is the greatest teacher ever. He deserves a special prize just for him that is even more prestigious than something like the Nobel Prize. btw, Mr Rod, I expect extra credit for this. ~Ben Wu
I had a Rod test today. I totally screwed my grade up because of it. I went home, and there was not a single problem on that test that I should not have known how to do based on what we learned. His tests are not hard.
Teaches, gives out reasonable amounts of homework, and uses jokes to keep us from falling asleep. Obviously knows his stuff very well. The tests are difficult, but fairly so. Undoubtedly, my favorite math teacher ever. - DC
This guys seems to know everything about everything. He's personable, hilarious, and really helpful. He presents the material exceptionally and is completely willing to explain beyond necessity. He makes math fun! -Jacob(:
Its not an easy class. Its PreCalc HONORS. YOu need to make sure you know youll put in the effort before you take the class It's not impossible, but hard. He supplies everything you need to pass you just need to put the effo
He's the first teacher I've had at Troy that I understand. He's my favorite teacher, and i like math again because of his class. (:
smartest math teacher on campus. all the other teachers look up to him and take his fun tests
very little homework. however, he goes very fast and is not as helpful as he should be
HW load is pretty good, but teaching is inadequate. He goes really fast and doesn't really help students. Funny though.
Mr. Rod is one of the BEST teachersEVER. Funny,smart,etc.He is still one of my favorites! He knows his stuff and usually teaches without using the book much of the time. He only references the book in case you need to study.
He likes to make fun of students sometimes and overall is a good teacher, but this year he seemed a bit harder than usual because of all the seniors who kept on slacking off. He's very corny and sarcastic.
he was the only teacher i had who gave out chocolates to everyone. He's not mean. he's WAY above average. and he knows what he's teaching. id appreciate a bit more partial credit on tests though
GREAT teacher. Rodriguez is one of the only math teachers I've ever had who knew his material inside-out. His tests are often long and difficult, but the credit he gives for homework and extra credit usually makes up for it.
mr. rod is the best teacher ever. he's smart AND he's actually funny.
Good Teacher. Pushes you to learn the most you can. Little homework. It is a great class. You would be very lucky to have Mr. Rod as your teacher.
I like you immensly and i hope we meet at back to school. My child adores your class.
i am 95% confident that the true proportion of the ratings is between (4.99 , 5.00)
Mr. Rod totally prepares you for the AP exam. He gets you to pass the test and is funny. I don't know what else you can possibly ask for a teacher.
Before reading all these reviews, I thought my child was exaggerating, but now I see why they say you are so unfair. I dislike you immensely. I hope we never meet.
prettyyy coool!!!labs r fun but im confused at times...o well lots of fun though!!!!!! -mi
Mr Rod was so awesome... lots of fun eating popcorn and watching movies after AP tests!
mr rod is one of my bestest math teacher in my life. im actually learning so much from his class, n sometimes, its stressful, but still his class is my fave bc he is so funny!!!!
Mr. Rod you're awesome. It's so great when he sings Eminem in class. I love him as a person but he's not the best guy to be a math teacher if u know what i mean
Mr. Rod is so hysterical and an amazing teacher. I learned so much from his class...I probably should have stayed in it :)
good teacher...just purposely makes the tests really hard. if u visit him a lot tho, he'll love you
NOT RECOMMENDED -- Funny but not a good teacher. Quizzes are easy, but exams are very unnecessarily hard. Likes to give trick problems. Avoid.
Man, this guy is something else!!! Go Matt Rogers!!!!
He is cool but he hates when you don't understand things He's getting better at teaching with notes. His tests are unreasonable, the grades show that
I loved ap stats! Thanks for preparing us so well for the AP test! I don't have to take math in college now!
best teacher in the history of time. he taught me how to become a professional gambler.
this year with in his class, is the only year that I have EVER liked math. he makes class fun and he is really funny
he ws so cool. we played really fun games in math.. haha
Thinks nobody knows anything. Hates people going off even if they know the stuff
he's funny but he can't teach at all he forgets that we're beginners
He is halarious at times, very sarcastic, pretty difficult tests, but OK.
Mr. Rod was the best summer school teacher i had, hands down! he rulez!!!!!!!!!!
"I only say this because i want you to be effective communicators who..."
wow the quizzes meant to bring up grades got hard, but awesome class & teacher!
hard, but best math teacher @ Troy I've had, funny, sometimes overly sarcastic
Mr. Rod is great...would be even better if he could teach "street!" haha. o boy.
Mr. Rod is hard...but he explains things really well
cool class... hard tho.... makes u think.. a lot, esp on tests...
Don't worry if you can't finish the test on time... because he certainly can!
Great teacher, although whiny students tend not to like him
Hard but does the job of teaching above and beyond all standards
He may not be that easy, be he is var clear on everything he explains
annoying to say the least,if the most is said, this will be deleted
Cool teacher. Not that easy, but he is really clear on everything.