About Us


Thinking Reeds Math & Science has served hundreds of students in north Texas since 2007. Our students leave college ready and enthusiastic about science, excelling in every available metric (standardized tests, top tier schools, scholarships, etc.).  Dr. Reid brings years of personal experience in working with hundreds of students to help them grasp and master even the most difficult concepts in science.

Thinking Reeds provides a comprehensive K-12 math and science program for homeschoolers as well as evening science enrichment for 2-6th grades.  Our science classes span elementary science to highschool physics.  Our style is hands-on, rigorous, and FUN.  From future scientists to dancers to athletes to theater kids, EVERYONE leaves Thinking Reeds with a positive experience in science.

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Brian Reid earned a PhD in chemistry from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2000. His academic research varied from the use of atomic force microscopy to study abnormal structures in Alzheimer's disease brains to the design of novel polymer composite membranes for gas separations.  His work is published in the scientific archive and he holds one US patent.  Before starting Thinking Reeds, Dr. Reid developed advanced Deep-UV microlithography processes for seven years at Texas Instruments.

Dr. Reid has taught freshman chemistry at Collin College in Plano, TX, since 2005. He has taught high school chemistry at various local homeschool co-ops, spoken before several homeschool support groups, and tutored innumerable students on an individual basis. Dr. Reid is extremely passionate about making the difficult concepts of science accessible to everyone without sacrificing rigor.

Dr. Reid has been married for over twenty five years to his middle school sweetheart, Alisha Reid. Today, Brian and Alisha have eight kids and two grandchildren.  They have been been believers since 1990 and attend Livingway Church in Garland.

Anonymous reviews of Dr. Reid via ratemyprofessors.com...

"Great professor, chemistry is not an easy class, but he does a good job at teaching the chemistry concepts. Probably the best chem professor there is a Collin. Highly recommend taking Dr. Reid."

"Absolutely best professor. I was apprehensive about chemistry. Especially since I was taking Summer 1/2 and was to finish Chem 1/2 in 10 weeks. I flat out would not have been able to survive without his help. He didn't just help 'push' me through but I have a solid foundation of understanding. I wish he would teach all the higher level sciences."

"One word. Amazing."

"Dr. Reid is awesome for gen chem 1! Laid back, but a great lecturer. Tests are not difficult, but you should study for the final. Book is useful to do practice problems to prep for exams. Reid is patient and will help you until you understand the material-a quality that most teachers don't have. He really knows his stuff and teaches to the point!"

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Thinking Reeds holds to the central academic dogma, that all knowledge is at some level knowledge of God, and therefore good. We believe that the study of science is important because it reveals the created order in nature that could only have come from a divine mind and purpose. We affirm that this created order that we see ever more clearly the more we learn through science is not the handiwork of an impersonal god, but rather the ongoing work of the divine Logos Himself, Jesus, through whom all things were made and without whom nothing was made. (John 1:3) Thinking Reeds was started in obedience to His calling and by His grace we will continue to follow His lead for His glory.