Maria Rodriguez - Calvin University

Professor: Maria Rodriguez
Department: Languages
College: Calvin University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN202
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Prof Rodriguez is so, so kind and wonderful. She's definitely one of my top 5 favorite professors at Calvin so far. She's got wonderful personal stories, is always accessible and willing to help outside of class, and never asks her students to do anything beyond the scope of their level. Do the work and it's an A.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN301
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Rodriguez is the light of my life. She's an amazing woman with really interesting stories, and she is always willing to clarify or answer questions if you ask. If her instructions are ever unclear, its just because they're all in spanish but you can always ask for clarification. really understanding and a pretty easy grader.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN122
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I took Professor Rodriguez for 122 during the J-term 3 week crash course. I found her to be very, very kind and understanding, and because of the abnormal quantity of work required for the class, she didn't mark assignments as late. A wonderful instructor with lots of interesting history. Not a class you can slide through without putting in effort!
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN301
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
She's a super sweet and an amazing person. However, while she does try to be organized, her instructions and syllabus can often be confusing. Even so, she explains a lot better if you ask her.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN301
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
She is super nice and caring but very disorganized which can make the class confusing and stressful. However, she is always available after class so be sure to talk to her if you have questions rather than email because she doesn't respond very quickly. Always willing to help, though, so take the time to clarify your questions and you'll be OK.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN301
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
A wonderful woman however, she isn't very clear in her instructions. Make sure to talk to her in person instead of email because it is HIGHLY unlikely she will respond. She does truly care about all of her students and will allow you to have lots of extensions and sometimes retake parts of exams.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN302
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Profesora Rodríguez is the bomb! She is so great to talk to. Sometimes it is hard to understand her directions but you can always feel welcome to talk to her after class. She helped me to add my Spanish major to my special ed. major and is now my advisor. Seriously the best Spanish prof ever!
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN301
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This class just has a lot of "on-your-own" learning. There is a lot of homework, but that's not what makes the class not fun. Professor Rodriguez is very nice, but she doesn't give concrete answers when you ask her questions. She also is not good at responding to emails. I would try to take another professor for 301.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN302
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Nice enough person, but makes things more difficult than they have to be
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN301
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I have her for 302 currently. Rather unorganized. Will not check homework for a 4 or 5 weeks and then asks for it all at the beginning of the next class, luckily the homework is simple for the most part and graded for completion not if it is correct. Tests are medium difficulty. But she is nice and has a good sense of humor.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN301
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Extremely helpful. Unorganized at times.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN302
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great teacher. A bit disorganized, sometimes hard to understand, but she knows her stuff. If you care to learn Spanish thoroughly, she's your prof!
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: SPANISH302
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
WONDERFUL teacher- you'll learn and you'll love it.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN302
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She is SOO nice and really cares abt her students and wants them to do well. But she is pretty disorganized, and vocab quizzes are just rough, no matter how much you study. I imagine she'd have been easier to follow if it hadn't been 8am.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN302
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great person--she wants her students to do well. However, the quizzes SUCK. Also, can be a bit disorganized. Oral exams are not hard at all.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN301
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Can we rate how much span 301 sucks and is hard...? She is a good person, very very leneant..but is horrible as a teacher. She loses things and cant calculate right. But if you want to learn spanish best you need to learn from the source.. native spea
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN3012
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Maria is a great person when it comes to helping her students succeed. She isn't the greatest at teaching but she's fairly new to it. Native speaker so you really pick up what you need to understand spoken spanish.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN302
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great prof! Works hard to help her students and wants them to do well. It was hard to get used to her speech at first (she's a native) but it made me so much better at understanding!
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: 102
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Every day we do the SAME thing. She doesn't know how to teach, just assign busy work. Ugh. I would never take her class again
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I really like her! She is such a sweet and caring teacher! Very understanding!
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