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Ether L. Bruce Math Center staff & tutors

Missouri Hall in April 2014


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 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 served as an individual tutor for the Learning Center there. 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 was a substitute teacher and teacher's aide at Christian Fellowship School (pre-K through 12th grade), which included teaching two geometry classes. Weaver has tutored at both Rock Bridge High School and West Junior High; privately tutored high school students in algebra and geometry; and home-schooled for five years.

Tricia Vogt is a part-time tutor with a B.S. in math from the University of Missouri. She has privately tutored many junior high and high school students over the years. She is a former Columbia Catholic School teacher, and also substituted for math, science and music classes. She enjoys working with students at the Math Center as well as playing with Cougar Brass Band at Columbia College men's basketball games. 

Eric Christopherson is a part-time tutor with bachelor degrees in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Michigan. He has a Master's degree in Math from the University of Missouri where he was a teaching assistant for 4 years. He has also been a Math Instructor at Moberly Area Community College since 2015. 

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.

Matthew Glindemann is a part-time tutor and a graduate of Columbia College with a degree in Mathematics with a minor in computer information systems.  He tutored in the Math Center for over three years as an undergrad.

Harry Lewis began tutoring at the Bruce Math Center in the fall of 2008. Lewis taught math classes at Rock Bridge High School in Columbia for 25 years, including 10 years teaching AP statistics, before retiring from teaching in 2015



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