Janis graduated from Goldsmiths’ College, University of London in 1988 with a BA Honours Degree in French. She then successfully completed a Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language at International House, London in December 1989. She has worked in teaching for over fifteen years, both in England and in Hong Kong, and has taught both general and Business English to students of all levels. Whilst working at Professional Language Services in London, she taught at various City firms including UBS, Banco Santander, and Allen & Overy. Following this, Janis worked as an Account Manager for Language Services Direct in central London from October 2001 - January 2003.
She has been working as a tutor for WISE for the last two years, preparing many of her students for the Cambridge English examinations. She also teaches Business English to students in their workplace.