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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 the 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. 

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.

Becky Wielinski is a part-time tutor who recently retired after 28 years as a HS math teacher. She has a B.S. in Secondary Education from the  University of Minnesota Twin Cities. She received her M.Ed. from St. Mary's University. She has both tutored and taught all high school algebra courses as well as precalculus. She enjoys helping students and being with her granddaughter.

Luis Flores is a part-time tutor who has a an M.S. in Math from Texas A&M in Corpus Christi. His B.S. was in Applied Math with a focus in Computer Science at Texas A&M - College Station. He is working on his Math Ph.D. at Mizzou, teaching algebra. He has student taught algebra, geometry, and precalculus at a Texas high school. He is enjoying touring the Midwest.


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