Bruce is a teacher, textbook author and editor, and novelist. He has taught English as a Second Language and test preparation courses (for the GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, TOEIC, and IELTS) since 1978. He was a senior instructor in the English program at the Economics Institute at the University of Colorado for twenty years and later became chair of that program. He has also taught in Indonesia, Vietnam, Korea, and the Czech Republic.
Bruce is the author of test-prep guides for the TOEFL iBT and the TOEFL PBT, the TOEIC, and IELTS, published by National Geographic Learning. He is also the author or co-author of seven other ESL books. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, USA.