Beth Lambert Jen

Beth L.

Sacramento, CA

About Beth L.

Background check: Last verified 11/12/2016
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Beth teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2012
Last sign in: 4 days ago

Overview

I earned my BA in French with a minor in math from Pomona College, followed by my Masters in French Language Education from the Sorbonne University in Paris. I have six years of experience teaching English and English as a foreign language to middle and high school students.

I have taught private violin and viola lessons since the beginning of 2012. As a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, I have completed their violin pedagogy courses for Suzuki books one through four. I have played in various local orchestras since high school, including the San Diego Youth Symphony, the Pomona College Orchestra, the San Francisco Civic Orchestra, San Francisco Civic Strings, and the West Sacramento Community Orchestra. I also play handbells, and currently play with River Bells Sacramento.

Photos and Videos

Playing the violin in the Botanical Gardens of San Francisco.

Experience

Preschool Teacher

Oct 2016 - Present
Little Blossom Montessori School

Taught toddler class.

Violin, Viola, Piano, and French Teacher

Jan 2012 - Present
Independent contractor

Taught violin, viola, piano, and French students privately.

Violin and Piano Teacher

Aug 2015 - Sep 2016
Serramonte Music Center

Taught private violin and piano classes. Subbed for other music teachers.

Librarian and Teacher

Aug 2010 - Sep 2016
Fei Tian Academy of the Arts California

Taught English, ESL (English as a Second Language), and history for the middle and high school. Organized, managed, and maintained the school's library, including acquisition, weeding, cataloging, library website development, and reference. Managed the school's social media.

Music Camp Teacher

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012
Fei Tian Academy of the Arts California

Taught the music summer camp, including musicianship, ear training, music theory, and chamber music.

English and French Tutor

Feb 2009 - Jul 2009
Emailvision (now Smartfocus)

Tutored employees one-on-one in English or in French based on needs

English Tutor

Jan 2008 - Jul 2009
Independent Contractor

Tutored French and Korean-speaking students ages 7 - 14 in English

Children's Bell Director

Sep 2006 - Jun 2007
Claremont United Methodist Church

Directed children’s bell choir
Selected music and marked parts

Education

Early Childhood Education

Aug 2015 - Jun 2016
University of Phoenix

Masters Degree in Langue Française Appliquée

Sep 2007 - Sep 2009
Paris IV - La Sorbonne

Masters in Library and Information Science

Sep 2006 - May 2009
San Jose State University

Bachelor's Degree in French

Aug 2001 - May 2005
Pomona College

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Beginning Teaching Music Reading: From Sound to Symbol

Jul 2016
Suzuki Association of the Americas

Workshop provided instruction, observation opportunities, and discussion time on how to incorporate music reading into Suzuki pedagogy.

Violin Book 4 Teacher Training

Jul 2015
Suzuki Association of the Americas

Class provided through the Santa Rosa Suzuki Institute. Teachers discussed teaching points and techniques relevant to book 4 Suzuki students, including continued work on vibrato and shifting, teaching techniques, and specific repertoire. Included both class time and observation of institute classes.

Violin Book 3 Teacher Training

Jun 2014
Suzuki Association of the Americas

Class provided through the Santa Rosa Suzuki Institute. Teachers discussed teaching points and techniques relevant to book 3 Suzuki students, including vibrato, basic shifting, teaching techniques and games, and specific repertoire. Included both class time and observation of institute classes.

Violin Book 2 Teacher Training

Jan 2014
Suzuki Association of the Americas

Class provided through the Suzuki Music Institute of Dallas. Teachers discussed teaching points and techniques relevant to book 2 Suzuki students, including beginning vibrato, group classes, teaching techniques and games, and specific repertoire. Included both class time and observation of institute classes.

Violin Book 1 Teacher Training

Jul 2013
Suzuki Association of the Americas

Class provided through the Las Vegas Suzuki Institute. Teachers discussed teaching points and techniques relevant to book 1 Suzuki students, including very beginning students, group classes, teaching techniques and games, and specific repertoire. Included both class time and observation of institute classes.

Awards

2015 CLA Scholarship

Sep 2015
BAYA (Bay Area Young Adult Librarian Association

Affiliations

Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.

May 2012

The Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc. is the not-for-profit organization officially licensed to support, guide, and promote Suzuki education in North, Central, and South America. The SAA was founded in 1972 and currently has about 8,000 members.

California Library Association

Aug 2010
Cla

The California Library Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, established in 1895 under the title of "Library Association of Central California." Currently, CLA has nearly 3,000 Individual, Business, and Institutional members. Individual members include librarians, library employees, library students, friends group members, trustees, retirees as well as members of the general public who wish to support California libraries. Annually, CLA provides professional development and advocacy support for its members and the California library community at large. Additionally, CLA supports the administration of the California Summer Reading Program as well as further summer enrichment programs funded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

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4 Reviews on Beth L.

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Reuben S. Oct 29, 2016
French · Online
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Henry and Shannon Sep 22, 2016
Violin · In studio
Mrs. Jen has been a violin teacher for our daughter for 3.5 years. She is an extremely qualified and talented musician who deeply cares about her students and is committed to teaching. She is kind and patient, but also effective and motivating. When our 8 year old daughter learned Mrs. Jen was moving she said, "I probably will never have as neat or special of a violin teacher as Mrs. Jen"- and she's right!
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Reuben S. Aug 20, 2015
French · In studio
Verified Student
First lesson was fine. We took a few minutes to find each other in a cafe setting but as it was also a meet and greet session I wasn't too concerned about time. As it turns out Beth more than made up the time. She's very pleasant and easy to speak with. We went over my goals, simple traveler type words, phrases and questions, and a work schedule to cover the next several weeks. Beth told me how she was going to approach teaching me after listening to my goals. I'm looking forward to the next session where we can focus on learning the language.
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Lella L. Jul 23, 2015
Violin · In home
Beth works in a middle and high school and teaches violin there after school. Beth is a very nice and professional violin teacher who is very patient with her students. She can find the students' technical problems and deal with them quickly. I like Beth very much as a teacher.
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