Home Country: United States
Jane Brewer’s dream plan is to retire abroad and teach English. But for now she just wants to get another volunteer trip under her belt. Jane’s already an IVHQer, having taught English in Quito, Ecuador. “I find volunteer work to be very fulfilling. Last time I volunteered in Quito, I just loved it… I know that I was put here to help others,” she says. The 46-year-old loves kids and is a mother to five children. She has also been a teacher for almost 10 years and has her master’s in Curriculum & Instruction. “I know I can have an impact. I have worked with thousands of students and have a special connection with them. My experience, motherhood, and education have prepared me for this task.”
Why are you passionate about teaching English abroad?
I love traveling and helping people. I currently teach English and have volunteered and tutored people who need help practicing their English skills. It is something that I find immensely fulfilling and would love the chance to continue to support a program which enables others to learn English.
What experience/skills can you apply to teaching English abroad?
I have been teaching English in the states for nearly 10 years. I have also completed a 60 hour TEFL course, tutored a Hmong woman in English, and volunteered teaching English in Quito, Ecuador through IVHQ. I love kids and am a mother to 5 of my own!
Why do you believe you will be effective in teaching English abroad?
I know I can have an impact. I have worked with thousands of students and have a special connection with them. My experience, motherhood, and education have prepared me for this task.
What are you looking to gain from the experience?
Personal fulfillment and seeing the smiles on the faces of children…that’s all I want. If I can make a difference in the life of even ONE child, I will consider my experience a success. Making a difference for one person isn’t as it seems. It continues to pay itself forward for many generations.