Our tutoring philosophy
You may not have realized it at the time, but when you enrolled in an anatomy course, you were really signing up to learn a new language. Like many spoken languages, the language of anatomy uses vocabulary from several other languages, and successful anatomy study requires the student to become comfortable with this vocabulary. The good news is that languages aren’t learned through memorization — language skills are acquired by learning and applying patterns which manifest as the vocabulary grows and becomes more complex. Even better news is that you already know more of this language than you might think! The instruction given at Anatomy and You emphasizes conceptual learning and application over memorization and will help you to recognize important concepts that you already understand. You’ll also learn tips and tricks for maximizing recall by focusing on methods that can be personalized to relate to any subject that you enjoy or find interesting.
We believe that learning how to study anatomy is just as important as any particular content. In helping you to develop effective studying habits and techniques, we believe we can help you to maximize your effectiveness as a student and to save you time as your study becomes more focused and efficient.
At Anatomy and You we believe that every student can succeed! All students learn in different ways — we’re here to help you unlock the tools that will allow you to become fluent in the language of anatomy and accomplish your academic and career goals related to this fascinating discipline. Ultimately, learning about anatomy means learning about yourself, and we’re here to help you on your journey through the amazing and complex machine that is the human body.
Personalized online instruction means that we won't stop helping you once our session is over. We will continue to work with you and your pre-health professional advisor to make sure that you stay on track throughout the semester.
Dr. Geoff Gould
Dr. Geoff Gould received his PhD from the department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology at The Ohio State University in 2020. He has 5 years of teaching experience in Human Anatomy and related subjects such as Neurobiology and Human Biology. He has led hundreds of students through dozens of dissections and has also led students through the examination of histological slides. Geoff has one-on-one experience helping students during review sessions and office hours and is now available to help you through personalized on-line instruction. Geoff was teaching anatomy in the spring semester of 2019 when courses switched from in-person to virtual format, and as a result, he’s familiar with the challenges of teaching anatomy in a remote learning environment. He has written exams for both in-person and virtual formats and can help prepare you for the types of questions you may encounter in either setting. Having taught at the third largest public university in the United States, Geoff has worked with an incredibly diverse population of students originating from all over the US and the world. Anatomy students at all levels and from all backgrounds are welcome to take control of their anatomy studies with instruction from Geoff at Anatomy and You.
BA Environmental Sciences, Northwestern University, 2004
PhD Biology, The Ohio State University, 2020