The sessions are extremely helpful for someone who is not a native speaker and needs to present themselves in the best way in an interview in the U.S.. Kevin will let you know the best terms or style to use to leave an impression on interviewer, what structure to apply to your answer when being asked questions like “tell me about a time when you needed to cooperate with different stakeholders.”Before the interview sessions with Omni, I never even got past the initial phone screenings, and I’d gotten no interview offers. But since working with Kevin, I’ve passed the interviews, and I’ve gotten a few offers for my ideal position. I highly recommend people to work with Kevin because he can give you sincere suggestions, cultural aspect of insights, and his experience working with many other non native speakers. All these things will help you feel confident and comfortable in a job interview.
Omni is about success and making the world a better place – but it’s also about enjoying a good laugh once in a while!
Kevin Corrigan is a professional English and intercultural coach serving international students and business professionals in tech, design, consulting, and the arts since 2006. Kevin’s undergraduate and graduate work was in English Literature, and he holds certifications in intercultural studies and ICF (International Coach Federation) coaching. He has tutored English at the university (grad and post-grad) level for most of his career. Kevin also works as an international Career Coach for Customize your Career https://yourcyc.com and Impact Group https://impactgrouphr.com. Kevin lives in San Francisco where he plays and performs music and enjoys the culture and natural beauty of the Bay Area.
I grew up in Texas but moved around a lot as a kid. Since my family was always moving, I got good at meeting new people and making friends. At the same time, my dad’s colleagues were usually from other parts of the world: Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. So I made friends with their kids! I got to enjoy the food and influences of their cultural background as I was growing up.
But I also saw the challenges my international friends went through due to discrimination and the communication and cultural differences they had to deal with. As a result, I wanted to help when I got older.
I started Omni English to provide students and professionals from other countries and cultures with the communication and soft skills they need to succeed.
The mission is simple: to help you as international student or professional achieve your dreams in the USA. No matter where you’re from or whether you’re in tech, finance, design, healthcare, UX/UI, marketing, data science, or the arts, I’m here to help.
Background in English and Culture
I offer over fifteen years of professional and academic teaching experience in university and ESL academies. I have deep expertise in English grammar, pronunciation, writing, speaking, and expression as well as business and cultural communication, American job interview skills, networking, and team dynamics.
I’ve traveled extensively and have worked closely with people from Asia, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. I love getting to know people from different cultures and backgrounds!
I’ve also worked with international professionals at Google, Apple, Intuit, Salesforce, Pinterest, Samsung, Naver, SKHynix, and Charles River Associates as well as many small start-ups and local firms.
I believe in a more inclusive, multi-cultural world through collaboration and culturally-savvy communication, and I’m looking forward to talking to you about your career goals!
Currently I live in San Francisco, where I enjoy all the various cultures and foods the city has to offer! In my spare time, I’m also a musician and an artist and enjoy restaurants, reading, watching movies, and hiking.
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 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.
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’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 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 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 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’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
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!!