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Emma K.

Highland Park, IL

$65/hour

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Northeastern Illinois University
History
Northeastern Illinois University
Master's

Education

Northeastern Illinois University (History)

Northeastern Illinois University (Master's)

About Emma

Emma K. founded her planning, environmental, and engineering consulting firm in 1988. She is an entrepreneur that motivates, coaches, and trains professionals in career and business development. She designs and facilitates workshops, seminars, and immersions in a variety of topics including communication skills, technical and grant writing, foreign languages - Spanish, French, Polish, Russian, and English as a second language.

She holds a master's degree in history and teaches interviewing methods for cross-cultural, cross-generational community projects. She is active in professional organizations such as the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)holding executive positions serving on the Boards of two Posts. Currently, she teaches business development classes for SAME including Building Business through the SBA 8(a) Mentor Protégé Program. She is also on the Board of the Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) and is Chair of the Professional Development Committee that holds seminars for engineers, planners, and environmental professionals.

Ms. K. was an interpreter for Spanish and Polish clients of Legal Assistance Foundation, she taught foreign languages and English as a second language using the immersion method at Inlingua School of languages, she taught English as a second language to students preparing for the TOEFL and other exams. She was an editor for Encyclopaedia Britannica in the World Data and Cartography Departments.

Ms. K. regularly volunteers at Highland Park's Elm Place School, teaching oral history interviewing methods to the students as part of cross-cultural history and literature projects. Ms. K. is active with the Highland Park Sister Cities Foundation chairing the Modena Italy Exchange Committee. She is a founding member of Highland Park's East on Central an organization that offers a multi-media artistic forum for visual artists and writers through East on Central a Journal of Fine Art and Literature, published from 2001 to the present. She is a poet, memoir and fiction writer, photographer, mosaicist, and ceramicist.

Emma K. was born in Casablanca, Morocco of Eastern European parents. She and her parents emigrated to the United States when she was 11 years old. In addition to growing up speaking English, Polish, Russian, French, and Ukrainian, she has studied foreign languages on the university level and is therefore fluent in six languages and certified for teaching advanced Spanish, she taught Spanish in a middle school immersion program.
Emma K. founded her planning, environmental, and engineering consulting firm in 1988. She is an entrepreneur that motivates, coaches, and trains professionals in career and business development. She designs and facilitates workshops, seminars, and immersions in a variety of topics Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Highland Park, IL 60035
In-person lessons
Science:
Anthropology, Archaeology
Music:
Music History
Art:
Art History, Theatre
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French, Polish,
Russian, Spanish, Speech, TOEFL
History:
American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Business,
Marketing,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Business

I have been running my own consulting company for over 25 years. I have teaching and curriculum development expertise. As an entrepreneur and company CEO I have designed and taught effective business growth, outreach, and communication strategies for start ups and existing firms. I teach: setting goals, creating partnerships, establishing successful mentor protégé relationships, identifying markets, diversifying, and cross cultural proficiency.

Marketing

As an entrepreneur with my own firm for over 25 years, and with my strong communication skills, I develop marketing strategies, materials, and presentations for students taking marketing classes and for established marketers seeking greater market share in the public and private sectors. I teach the art and skill of finding, nurturing, and growing a market. My program includes cases studies in coordinating multi-disciplinary approaches for companies wishing to team, pool marketing resources, and design a unified team image. I integrate my own entrepreneurial, multi-lingual and multi-cultural backgrounds into a marketing skills curriculum for students of all ages, professionals as well as recent college graduates. I teach methods in developing the strong communication skills and solid understanding of corporate as well as international cultures that lead to successful marketing.

Polish

Polish is my "mother" in that my first language from birth has been Polish. My mother was Polish, born in Warsaw. I have spoken Polish, reading, and writing it since childhood until the present. I taught Polish at all levels at Inlingua Language School. I am fluent in Polish and have excellent grammatical and literary knowledge.

Study Skills

Organizational and study skills are core components of my instruction as well as my immersion workshops programs. I have been teaching and developing curricula for in person and group instruction for over 30 years and have a Master of Arts degree. My students range from primary grades through university as well as working professionals in various stages of their careers. I teach and reinforce study skills strategies at every step of instruction to give my students the study and organizational skills essential for academic and professional success.

Writing

Writing skills are a core component of my instruction to students of all ages. I have experience in writing and editing from my career as writer and editor at Encyclopedia Britannica to the present as communications director of my own company. I provide technical writing and editing services to clients from a variety of sectors including engineering, architecture, marketing, information technology, and education. I have been teaching and developing curricula for in person and group instruction for over 30 years and have a master of arts degree. I teach and reinforce writing skills essential for academic and professional success.

Northeastern Illinois University
History
Northeastern Illinois University
Master's

Education

Northeastern Illinois University (History)

Northeastern Illinois University (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Emma will travel within 30 miles of Highland Park, IL 60035.