Message from Mr. Rodwell Kov
This is the start of an educational revolution where mathematics and sciences will be loved and appreciated once again. It signifies the long-awaited changes that will bring positive perspective in how student perceive mathematics and its fundamental value. In our school, mathematics is to be taught for conceptual understanding, self-realization, and for its connection to life. Most importantly, learning mathematics will be a journey through discovery of knowledge, not a forced labor.
Rodwell Learning Center strives for excellent quality and nothing less. Our teachers engage students to think independently and articulate mathematical reasoning. We encourage them to ask thought-provoking questions “why” not just simply “how.” We teach students to dare to make mistakes and learn from them. We foster groupwork and cooperation among peers to illustrate the importance of collaboration and communication. We nurture everyone’s individuality and uniqueness when it comes to having different learning styles and needs.
Our rigorous curriculum is structured to challenge students to discover new ways of thinking. Our goals are for all students to be able to:
Become proficient problem-solvers by posing appropriate questions, selecting correct methods, employing a variety of strategies, and exploring alternative approaches.
Make connections between mathematical ideas, between mathematics and sciences, and life.
Communicate mathematics and sciences through writing, modeling, and visualizing by using precise language, symbolic notation, and modern technology.
The Rodwell Learning Center is opened to serve students’ needs. We are here to promote the joy that comes from learning mathematics and sciences. Our mission is to inspire lifelong learners. Each day in class, we teach nothing less than excellence. We understand and strongly believe in the value of education. Thus, we will never compromise our quality by lowering our standards, choosing unqualified instructors, or increasing the class size. We live and work with integrity so that we can achieve our mission.
That is our promise.
About Mr. Rodwell Kov
Rodwell Kov was born and raised in Cambodia. He attended Toul Tum Pung Elementary School, Wat Koh Middle School, and Preah Sisowath High School up to 9th grade before continuing his education in the United States. He left Cambodia when he was only 13. He attended an American high school called Edmonds-Woodway, graduated in the year 2000. He continued on to college and received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Computational and Mathematical Sciences from the University of Washington in 2004. Two years later, he attained a Master's Degree in Mathematics Education, specialized in Curriculum and Instruction Development.
After college, Rodwell went on to teach local colleges in the greater Seattle area in the State of Washington. In 2007, he began his career as a high school teacher at the Northwest School and continued his work there for the next five years. During his time there, Rodwell returned to Cambodia every summer to do volunteering work with many NGOs including Teachers Across Borders, where he worked with the National Institute of Education, training in-service mathematics teachers. In 2012, he decided to come back for long term and opened the Rodwell Institute (now known as Rodwell Learning Center) in December 2012.