Kevin taught me that I could achieve more than what I thought I could. And he encouraged me to apply to several different fashion schools, including FIDM. He showed me the correct way to write the application essay, which was key in getting me accepted by the admissions board at FIDM!
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The job search and business culture in the US can be challenging.
That’s why Omni’s 1:1 business English coaching is designed specifically for international students & professionals. From resume to LinkedIn networking to landing your dream job, you’ll get expert career & communication advice from a certified, professional coach.
I have over 15 years experience supporting people from different cultural backgrounds in their careers. I’ll help you with pronunciation, writing, and speech, but also with the cultural differences that impact your professional relationships.
You’ll get immediate, actionable feedback, mock interviews, templates, and role plays. Unlike most services, Omni will focus on your specific needs as a non-native speaker and give you customized, attentive input from a professional who understands the cultural differences.
Omni has helped international clients at:
I work for an international company based in Korea. I hired Kevin to help train me in business communications with clients in Europe and the US. All of my written and phone communication with them is in English, so I needed some help.
Kevin has extensive experience teaching global business English. He has particular skill in helping non-native professionals “translate” their meanings into English. And for “paraphrasing” business concepts and information.
I learned the proper words and sentence structures to use in e-mail, meetings, and presentations. I also learned about how to adapt to cultural differences in international business.
Along with this, I learned global business manners by performing various situational role plays with him.
To anyone who wants to learn real professional English, I would highly recommend his guidance and instruction.
I am a Civil Engineering major working in a construction company. I worked with Kevin for three months. He is professional and pays attention to the most subtle problems in my speaking and writing. I have become more confident and have learned to write and present in an audience-centered manner.
I’m an international student from Taiwan and studying for a Master’s degree in Sculpture at Academy of Art University. My English skills were not even on the average level before we started classes, and I could only barely keep myself alive in school. Kevin has been giving me a lot of advice and helps to improve my English skills. He also was very helpful in passing the Midpoint Review. We’ve been training my grammar, writing skill, pronunciation, accent, time management, and future career and work development in our class. Kevin has not only helped me to improve my English, but also taught me to integrate into American culture, and helped me to have ability to find a good job in the future. Now I can communicate with native speakers very naturally, and I can write essays that impress the instructor. All in all, if you want to improve your English skills and also try to find a job in the U.S, Kevin is the best option you have
Kevin supported me to improve my papers’ academic structure and also how to better support my arguments and make my points clearer. He has a background in university and graduate school and understands how professors think and what they want! Moreover, he helped me with my resumé and prepared me for job interviews. Thanks to him, I finished my M.A. with great grades, and I got the job I wanted. Highly recommended!
I used his services to improve my English writing which greatly improved the quality of my research project. He is always worried about my progress, so he provides valuable tips that connects the English learning with my daily life. I am so grateful and deeply indebted to Kevin. This experience of working with an English tutor has been very important for my professional improvement and for my life in the United States.
I work in construction industry where communication plays an important part. With English as my second language, I used to find it hard to express my idea explicitly and concisely. However, after spending 12 lessons with Kevin, I believe I’ve found the right way to improve my English systematically. Kevin’s class is very informative and he will customize the class based on each person’s situation. I highly recommend those who want to improve your speaking and writing English try Kevin’s class.
I work as a director of research in investments and wealth management. I originally contacted Kevin because I wanted to improve my public speaking and presentations, as well as become more confident in building rapport with clients in casual communication. These were two of the things I perceived to be instrumental in getting me to get to the next level. After six months of meeting twice a week, Kevin helped me achieve both. Along the way, he also helped me develop skills in organizing my messages and customizing them for specific audiences. In addition, I upgraded my active English vocabulary and usage. Without reservation, I recommend Kevin to anyone who seriously desires to get to the next level.
I highly recommend Kevin to everyone who wants to improve their professional English skills.
I have been working with Kevin to improve my English professional communication. Kevin is an excellent English instructor, very clear, and taught very interestingly. As a CEO of a tech company, to be able to communicate as an English native is crucial. Kevin is an angel in my career; he focuses our classes on subjects he knows will impact my career. I have really enjoyed our lessons.
I have been a working in a field of residential architecture, design and construction for over a decade. I am fluent in English, but I contacted Kevin in order to improve my professional and client communication. Kevin is a great personal coach and outstanding English tutor. Kevin is very passionate about his work and he gets himself involved in the process.
Although construction is my main field, I am also a fine art painter and over the past couple years have been engaged in launching a second career in this space. As a creative person himself, Kevin has provided outstanding support and incredible help that made this endeavor more enjoyable for me. Highly recommended!
This class is really helpful for any business person who needs to have international conference calls and expand their professional English ability (writing, speaking and ETC).
My job requires that I communicate with our suppliers in the US. I have to conduct many conference calls, and I hired Kevin to help me feel more comfortable talking to my American counterparts. His paraphrasing skill is also very good. He helped me write emails that successfully communicate our needs and priorities to our suppliers overseas.
Kevin has professional knowledge in several industrial fields so has a great skill to support you improving your English skill
I would recommend him for anyone who needs help with E-mails, documents, or conference calls in English.
I’m a master degree student in VFX at Academy of Art University. I’ve been studying with Kevin since 2017. When I first met Kevin, I couldn’t speak a complete sentence in English at all, but now I can talk with native speakers very comfortably. I believe these two points are the most important things for all international students. Kevin conducted a series of courses that were exclusively for me. Now, we are focused on how to network, impress professional people and learn American interview skills. Especially if you are from Asia, Korea, Japan, etc., and you also really want to get an education and a good job here.
I’m a product designer from Japan. When I joined a company in the U.S, I lacked confidence in meetings and communication. As a senior-level designer, I was keen to improve my speaking skills and luckily found Kevin. I’ve been working with him for two years. We often role-play design meetings or brainstorming sessions. Through the sessions, I learned structures of conversations and many phrases which made my communication better and helped build confidence. His coaching style is unique – he communicated with my teammates and conducted a survey on me to figure out my current level, based on that, he tailored lessons to me.
He also taught me cultural differences between America and Asia beyond English skills. If you are from Asia: Japan, Korea, China, etc., and would like to take your English communication skills to the next level, he is the best coach.
I was a master’s degree student in Graphic design at Academy of Art University. I’ve been studying with Kevin since Spring break 2018. If you need tutoring, I definitely recommend him. Even though I have studied with ESL assistants in Academy of Art, I sometimes need a lot of advice about English and my major’s study. Then, I found Kevin with many recommendations. He knows a lot about theory and research as well as design. Whenever I take his class, I get a lot of useful advice for my study from him. Finally, I have improved my grades and lessened the burden of my academic study. Kevin has also helped me with my job interview and job search skills. I was able to pass several phone interviews and was offered an on-site interview. I learned a lot about the job search process in America and feel more confident in my search. Anyway, you can do the first trial with him and you will know his professional tutoring skills.
As a foreign-born designer, my biggest challenge was that I’m not familiar with Western culture, especially in the work place. I used to be very quiet in meetings, check-ins, and any kind of meet-ups because I was afraid of ruining it by making grammatical mistakes.
Through more sessions, I was able to learn techniques for clarifying topic points in meetings when it’s not clear to me or when I’m struggling to understand what’s going on. If I hadn’t studied with Omni, I would still be in many unclear work situations, which is quite stressful. I’m truly grateful for Kevin’s helping me improve my situation! Highly recommended!
I am happy and lucky to have met Kevin. He helped me complete my higher studies here in the United States. He challenged me in an inspiring way. Kevin is a personal, approachable, and a great guy. My journey with Kevin began when he corrected all those bad habits I had when speaking English as a second language. At the same time, he works with my pronunciation reducing my heavy accent and making my English sound more American. Wait this does not end, Kevin also has been training me on how to face a professional life, teaching me how to take a job interview, do a resume, and how to improve my presence in social networks such as Linkin. If you are struggling with your English and you are about to throw in the towel call Kevin. He is going to change your life!!
I wanted to accelerate my career advancement at my consulting firm. Kevin’s coaching helped tremendously with my goals to convey more confidence and executive presence. With his holistic coaching approach, I didn’t just learn how to just sound like a confident professional – I learned how to genuinely become that person. My improvement was evident to others in my office as well based on subsequent performance reviews.
I would not have been able to achieve these same results on my own; Kevin’s coaching expertise and desire to provide value for his students is apparent from the start. He tailors unique lesson plans for each of his students by taking into account our communication goals, our natural speech, our writing samples, and perhaps most important of all: who we are as individuals (personality, attitudes/behaviors, cultural background and upbringing, etc). With this approach, Kevin helped me to pinpoint my communication weaknesses and understand their root psychological causes.
With customized activities and specialized techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, I not only developed my technical skills with writing and oral presentation but also an improved and more conscious mindset to help me avoid succumbing to my negative tendencies in the first place. Kevin is also very easy to talk to and at times I felt he was more effective than my therapist in guiding discussions to help me understand myself.
In addition to helping my personal communication skills, Kevin was also able to help me brainstorm ways to effectively promote a new product/brand that I am currently developing outside of my usual 9-5. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Kevin. With his level of versatility and expertise, I highly recommend him as your coach for whatever your communication goals may be.