My name is Janice Shaw and I was born and raised in the beautiful tropical country, Jamaica. For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to help people, especially by way of educating. One of my goals in life is to have a positive impact on others and to inspire others. With that goal in mind, I have decided to pursue a career in teaching, which I will never regret. I have realized that my passion lies in teaching. As a result, I have been teaching English online for more than a year now to students between the ages of 6 and 80. This has given me the opportunity to become familiar with all kinds of students from different backgrounds and ages which has shaped me into the teacher I am.
I enjoy teaching kids. I use Total Physical Response (TPR) as a method to engage young learners. By the use of puppets, mimes, songs and other activities, I've found that using this method is more enjoyable for young learners which increases their attention span and knowledge. I also enjoy teaching adults from beginner level to advanced level. I find that using articles, news reports or having a conversation about current affairs as well as other activities help them to improve in their skills. They also get the chance to learn more common expressions and idioms that are used today.
In addition to my teaching experience online, I have also been teaching for more than 5 years to people about the Bible which has given me the opportunity to help improve people's English skills. I am TEFL certified and I also have a TOEIC exam preparations certificate. I am currently enrolled in another course which is a 30-hour IELTS Preparation course. Therefore, I will be of great help to students who are preparing for both exams. With a 4.88 out of 5-star rating from my current job, I strive to be an effective teacher who is down-to-earth and able to build a rapport with any level students.