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Bell Chen

Mandarin, Math, Physics

A physicist by training but mathematician at heart, Bell has been with VLN since 2006. During this time, he has taught Math, Calculus, Physics, and recently, Mandarin. As an educator, Bell believes that a teacher's job is to help students achieve their academic and career goals by eliminating barriers. Bell hosts faculty workshops that explore student motivation and Gamification, the idea that students learn best when they are having fun. He is committed to ongoing professional development and is currently working with web speech synthesis and predictive algorithms to create a personalized learning experience for each student in our online environment. Bell graduated from UBC in 2000 with a Master's degree in Physics, Cosmology. In his spare time, he is an amateur cellist, loves reading about Chinese history and is currently pursuing his ARCT certification. Send an Email.