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Qualifications & Experience

I graduated, academically, as the top male in the top 5% of my high school class then earned a BS in Biology and BA in International Relations with a concentration in Latin American Studies from Bucknell University in 2011. I will receive my Doctorate of Medicine in June 2017 and go on to practice Obstetrics and Gynecology, enjoying the mix between surgery and building a lifelong rapport with my patients.

My Gross Human Anatomy professor once said, "Memorizing stinks, understanding is awesome". While some things do need to be memorized, understanding a subject allows you to figure things out when you later forget parts of it, further, it lets you see the utility of the subject and its caveats, in a profound manner, that lets you relate it to real life. Heck, why know something if you don't know how to use the information? I emphasize the context and concepts of material so that the tiny tested details make sense and flow naturally.

"See one. Do one. Teach one."
Learning should be an interactive process. In surgery, the above phrase is a technique used to help new doctors master a procedure and It works great while practicing a tough new concept like mitosis or sarcomere contraction.
A. See one: You've already been sitting in lectures for 6 hours a day, you don't need to come home and listen to somebody else do it. You've hit your classes, you've hit your notes, you've seen the subject.
B. Do one: My students benefit from proactively demonstrating what they already know while I fill in the gaps asking questions that guide them to conceptualize the next step in the material. This does two things, it makes the encounter more engaging and memorable while also simulating questions that show up on assignments and exams. Cool, you just did one dry run of the subject.
C. Teach one: I make sure my students are comfortable and familiar enough with the material that they can teach it back to me, someone who's never seen it before, and their professors in simple language and with the pertinent technical terms they'll need to know on test day.

I've had great teachers, I've had bad teachers, I know what approaches work and what approaches can be swept under the carpet. I hope to inspire a passion for the sciences with a combination of active learning techniques and helpful review material for after we're done.

Learn two things with me: the material you need to get the grades you want and how to get excited about the subject while you're doing it.

Education

2017

Bucknell University

BS Biology & BA International Relations

2017

University of West Alabama

Doctor of Medicine

Subjects

Science

Anatomy Biology Biostatistics Genetics Health Science Microbiology Nursing Pharmacology Physiology

Reynolds ’s Rating

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Reviews

Tom B.

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Reynolds, this is probably the first time my daughter, Laura, has felt good about a Bio test all year. I cannot tell you how happy that makes me. I know you had a lot to do with that. I hope that brings a smile to your face and I hope you’ll consider continuing to work with Laura.

a year ago

Souzan E.

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I want to thank you. I have worked with more than 3 other tutors in the past and you have been the best. Your sessions are so much more organized and interactive than what I've previously done. I know for sure that I got many questions correct on my anatomy exams because you specifically said which topics would be tested and perfectly described how they would come up. Our last session for the final exam was the best thing ever! There are so many nerves and muscles in the section on head and neck, and you are the only reason I was able to understand how the eye works. I couldn’t be more grateful, I was really lost in head and neck and you just made it a breeze for me, THANK YOUUUUUUU!!!!! You're such a patient and hard working teacher, so smart in understanding the exams and in making dry material fun and funnier!!! I wish I had this earlier in the semester but I'm so happy I had a chance to work with you at all.

a year ago

Igor I.

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I want to thank you very much for your GREAT review sessions!!! For sure they have been very helpful! Interestingly, during our last premidterm session you mentioned several things that I hadn't seen in the book or remembered from class but still showed up on the test, without your guidance my grade would be lower. Thank you so much!!!! Looking forward to more sessions.

a year ago

Amanda V.

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I just wanted to say thank you for everything you've done so far in our study groups. I did great on my biology midterm, and you certainly did a great job getting me pumped up for it. You turned the big biology-saurus rex into something simple and doable. Thank you so much for the awesome mental support and all the extra helpful chart and online study resource extras you left me with.

a year ago