Ether L. Bruce Math Center Staff & Tutors
Susan Hughes, coordinator of the Bruce Math Center
B.S., M.A., M.S., University of Missouri
Laurie Weaver, math specialist
B.S. in Mathematics, Columbia College
Susan Hughes is a full-time tutor and also the coordinator of the Bruce Math Center. She has been with the center since August 2002. Hughes taught mathematics for more than 15 years at the University of Missouri and most recently served as an individual tutor for the Learning Center at the university. She has master's degrees in both mathematics and accountancy from the University of Missouri.
Laurie Weaver has been a full-time tutor at the Bruce Math Center since January 2008. She took 72 hours at University of Missouri, completing the last 48 hours of her math degree at Columbia College. She has tutored high school students privately in algebra and geometry over the years and home-schooled for five years. She was a substitute teacher and teacher's aide at Christian Fellowship School (pre-K through 12th grade) from 2001 to 2003, which included teaching two geometry classes for nine weeks. She was in Cohort 6 of the SMARRT program at Mizzou (a master's program) for six months. This included tutoring at Rock Bridge High summer school and interning at West Junior High in honors algebra and geometry courses during the fall semester of 2008.
Tricia Vogt is a part-time tutor with a B.S. in math from the University of Missouri. She has tutored many junior high and high school students over the years. She has taught at Columbia Catholic School and more recently, was one of its substitute teachers for math, science and music. She enjoys working with students at the Math Center as well as playing with Cougar Brass Band at Columbia College men's basketball games.
Matthew Glindemann is a Columbia College student majoring in mathematics. He started working at the Math Center part-time in January 2013.
Kelsey Perry is a Columbia College student majoring in Chemistry with minors in mathematics and biology. She started working at the Math Center part-time in October 2015.
Amanda Bright joined the Math Center Staff as a part-time tutor in September 2015. She has a B.A. in Math and Economics from Westminster College and is working on her M.S. in Mathematics at MU. She previously tutored students in college level courses and is currently teaching College Algebra at MU.
Carolyn Summers received a Bachelors in Mathematics in 2012 and a Masters in Teachng in 2013 from Columbia College. She taught middle school and high school math in Fayette, Missouri for a year and is currently working on becoming a Math Education Specialist at the University of Missouri. She has tutored part-time in the Bruce Math Center off and on since 2010.
Harry Lewis began tutoring at the Bruce Math Center in the fall of 2008. He is a retired high school math teacher. His last 25 years of high school teaching were at Rock Bridge High School in Columbia where his last 10 years included teaching AP statistics. He retired in May 2015, but remains on staff as a substitute tutor for us.