I am a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where I received my M.D. (1974) and Ph.D. in Biochemistry (1976). My specialty in medicine was Pathology, and I had a particular interest in kidney pathology. My research interest was protein crystallography with a focus on protein structure and drug design. I taught medical students for 35 years in addition to my clinical and research duties. While I am capable of tutoring a number of subjects, I am happiest teaching math, which is a lifelong love. I also enjoy teaching English, because I think that most students benefit in all subjects by improving their reading and writing skills. I believe strongly in the ability of education to improve one's quality of life; I still enjoy learning new topics every day. I want students to be able to use their knowledge to solve problems; pure memorization simply to pass a test is not my idea of good education. In my spare time, I enjoy reading the classics I missed when I was younger, playing chess, playing the piano, and studying music and art history.
Undergraduate Degree: University of Alabama at Birmingham - Bachelor of Science, Chemistry
Playing piano (classical), chess, reading