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About the Instructor


As an extensively trained and certified professional instructor, Chelsea Chen serves as a mentor who guides your children through their work while also providing direction, support and encouragement. Ms. Chen creates an at-home study plan in addition to monitoring classroom assignments, and she emphasizes the importance of accurately completing each assignment within a designated time frame. This has helped many of her students increase self-confidence, thus becoming more self-reliant. Like all Kumon Instructors, Ms. Chen has a true passion for education and an earnest desire to help children succeed.

Biography and Background

Ms. Chen holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering, and a B.S. in Physics. She was a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard Medical School for two years. Then she came to Buffalo with her husband, who received an offer to be a faculty member for the University at Buffalo.

For about ten years, Ms. Chen worked as a scientific researcher in the bio-medical engineering field. She authored and co-authored about 15 professional journal papers and proceedings.

In 2011, Ms. Chen became a mother of triplets, one girl and two boys. Raising her three little ones sparked an inner desire to ensure that our future generation develops a love for learning. She was impressed with the Kumon Method of Learning and how it helps students develop discipline, accuracy, and focus. As a result, she became inspired and opened her own franchise - the Kumon Math and Reading Center of Clarence - to serve the students of Western NewYork.

Training and Certification

Her most recent teaching experience was as the Physics Instructor at Daemen College and Medaille College. She had been mentoring internship students while she was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Harvard Medical School and at the University at Buffalo. Back in Taiwan, she holds a teaching certificate for secondary school and was a Physics teacher in senior high schools for two years before she came to the US to pursue her Ph.D.. She received a full scholarship from the Taiwan National Ministry of Education for her achievement as a gifted student in math and science. She had been tutoring students in math and physics subjects since she was a high school student.