2007 Honda Civic doesn't take off well from dead stop

My Civic doesn’t take off well from a dead stop. Either the whole car shakes and almost stalls (sometimes does stall) or you have to slip the clutch to get it going. Is it because the transmission isn’t geared right, or because it doesn’t have enough bottom end power to get going.

Is the Check Engine Light lit-up?

Neither. How long have you owned it? Is this a new problem?