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Neil Allison

@n_allison

The School of Oriental and African Sudies (University of London)
Development Economics & International Development
Mexico City, Mexico
United Kingdom

Language Skills

  • English (UK): Native
  • Spanish: Intermediate

Interests


Price (25 min):

9.00 Coins Book Sessions

Rating & Experience:

(4.85)
152 sessions 67 Ratings Cancellations: 2 No-show: 0

Introduction:

Structured classes or stimulating conversation with experienced economist and communication trainer.

Hi!

I'm Neil, I'm an experienced economic consultant and trainer from London in the UK, and am really excited to meet you and work with you to improve your English.

I'm a policy analyst with experience as a consultant in Asia and Africa providing training to people in how to use English in a business environment. I have many years’ experience writing briefings and speeches for ministers and senior managers, training colleagues, and teaching english to teenagers and adults.

I am available to help with everyday and business english, preparing for interviews, helping with writing and improving your technical knowledge. We can use textbooks and online materials, or talk freely to practice your conversation skills - a great way to practice vocabulary and pronunciation - as well as more structured classes with specific goals.

I have lived abroad for several years, and love meeting people and finding out about new cultures, and would love to hear about your interests and where you live. I live in México, where I am learning Spanish, so I know about the challenges of learning a language! I like travelling, outdoor sports, especially hiking and football, cooking, culture, live music and movies.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Neil

Teaching Specialty:

English Basics › Vocabulary / Useful Phrases

As a native British English speaker I can help you expand your vocabulary with new words and phrases, and especially help you learn the idioms and slang the locals lose that you don't find in the dictionary!

Methods & Tools › Role-play

A great way to practice situational English including business introductions, meetings, travel scenarios and many many more! As a native speaker I can help you understand how locals interact in different situations through role playing different parts.

Business Skills & Knowledge › Interview Skills

I have 8 years professional experience as an economic consultant, and have provided training to colleagues in Africa and Asia-Pacific in using English in a business environment. I have successfully interviewed for positions in the UK government and as an international consultant, and can provide you with key tips to assist you in making a great impression with your English.

Business English Basics › General

I have 8 years professional experience as an economic consultant, and have provided training to colleagues in Africa and Asia-Pacific in using English in a business environment. I can help you with language. presentations. interviews report writing, emails etc. by advising on best practice language and looking at examples you have worked on and advising on how they can be improved.

Everyday English › General

I have years of experience of training, writing speeches and discussions and teaching English, and can provide assistance with all forms of English learning, in whatever format you prefer. We can work on vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and even idioms that are used in the English speaking world to give your English a more natural sound. This can be through conversation or more specific targeted lessons.

English Basics › General

I can provide assistance with all forms of English learning, in whatever format you prefer. We can work on vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and even idioms that are used in the English speaking world to give your English a more natural sound.

Topics › News Articles

I have a keen interest in world affairs and would be interested in discussing news articles with you on anything that interests you, from the Skimatalk library or elsewhere. Reading articles is a great way to improve your voabulary and pronounciation.

Everyday English › Free Conversation

I love meeting people from other countries and learning about their culture, and would love to hear about what interests you in a free conversation, like you are talking to a friend. We can talk about anything, from sport, to politics, to travelling in your country, or we could talk about an article you recently read or movie you saw for example.

English Basics › Pronunciation / Phonics

As a native British English speaker I can help you improve and perfect your English pronuncication, either through set exercises, or through conversation and helping you with words you find difficult.

Writing › Business Writing

I have 8 years professional experience as an economic consultant, and have provided training to colleagues in Africa and Asia-Pacific in using English in a business environment. I can help you with report writing, emails etc. by advising on best practice language and looking at examples you have worked on and advising on how they can be improved.

Résumé:

Education:
2001 - 2004
University of Warwick
Economics › Economics (Bachelor)
2006 - 2007
The School of Oriental and African Sudies (University of London)
Economics › Development Economics & International Development (Master)
Work Experience:
2004 - 2015
Economist Public Service
Other Professional
I have worked as an analyst and advisor in the UK government, and international consultant in Fiji and Rwanda., on the themes of trade, economic development, and climate change. As well as conducting economic research and providing advice on policy, writing briefs and speeches for ministers and senior policy makers, I have provided training to colleagues in their written and spoken english in a business environment.

Rating

Overall: 4.85

Teaching Skill
4.91 (/ 5.00)
Feedback
4.87 (/ 5.00)
Enthusiasm
4.94 (/ 5.00)
Punctuality
4.88 (/ 5.00)
Voice/Video Clarity
4.67 (/ 5.00)

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