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Mandarin and Spanish Teachers Wanted for a 2 Year Old in San Diego

Seeking Mandarin and Spanish Speakers Wanted in San Diego to Teach Toddlers Another Language

Mandarin Teachers Wanted in San DiegoI haven’t even been a stay at home dad for a full year yet, but I have definitely realized some limitations I have in teaching my daughter Ava Kalea all that I want.  In addition to learning the English language, I really want her to learn other languages – including both Spanish and Mandarin.  She’s been doing reasonably well at learning all three languages, mostly with the help of some good content on YouTube.  That said, I know I’m going to need some help – and fast.  As she gets older, she is getting more picky about what she is willing to watch or consume.  Now is the time I need to get her exposed to real, live, native Mandarin and Spanish speakers.

I’ve seen some language tutors advertised on Craigslist, but they all want a fortune.  Initially, I’m just looking for native speakers to spend a few hours each week speaking to / with Ava Kalea.  Classes or a school could work – if it is affordable for a budget-conscious dad …  Otherwise, I’ve been considering contracting with and hiring out native Spanish and native Mandarin speakers to other parents who want their children to learn another language.  I could maybe even host some Meet-Ups or classes here at our apartment in Del Mar or somewhere close by.

My research is just getting going, my today I was real excited to find a Mandarin Chinese school with classes in both La Jolla and Sorrento Valley.  The school is called the San Diego Elite Chinese School or All About Mandarin Academy.  Their website says that they offer Mandarin classes for toddlers, preschoolers and school age kids – as well as adults.  Their camps for toddlers are definitely not cheap – one 45 minute class a week (that one parent must also attend) is $120 – which works out to about $40 per hour.  It should be easy to find private tutoring at that expense – I would think that classes should be a lot more affordable …

Next week I will start recruiting San Diego area native Mandarin and Spanish speakers to provide reasonably priced language teaching for toddlers in the Del Mar, Carmel Valley and Rancho Santa Fe areas.  If you know of someone who is a native speaker in either Chinese Mandarin or Spanish languages and would be interested in helping to teach small kids an additional language, please have them give me a call at 858.262.0944 or contact Joe Connector Kennedy at Virtually Famous Marketing.

Swim School and Water Safety Experts Say Drowning Is Not a Seasonal Problem

Water Safety a Year Round Concern As an Entrepreneur Stay at Home Dad water safety is a huge concern to me. I am co-founder of Virtually Famous Marketing and run a good sized “family of websites”.   Each day I get many different press releases on a variety of topics.  Today I got one about water… Continue Reading

Stay at Home Dad Entrepreneur Podcast Episode #2: Toddler Road Trip Recap

Stay at Home Dad Entrepreneur Podcast Episode #2: Toddler Road Trip Recap

In this episode Ava Kalea kind of has a little melt down at the end – probably annoying, but possibly entertaining. Other than that I wish everyone a belated Father’s Day, talk about how awesome mine was – and then recap the 2000+ mile road trip that Ava Kalea and I took to Seattle so… Continue Reading

Stay at Home Dad Entrepreneur Podcast / Vlog:  Episode 1

Stay at Home Dad Entrepreneur Podcast / Vlog: Episode 1

Hello and Welcome to Episode #1 of the Stay at Home Dad Entrepreneur Podcast / Vlog This episode is not sponsored by Lego Land, SeaWorld or the San Diego Zoo, but very well could be – especially considering I’m broadcasting from my home studio / office / living room / home gym in Del Mar,… Continue Reading

Learning Mandarin and Using a Gluestick as Chapstick

I’m almost through my first few weeks as a stay at home dad and it has been very adventurous to say the least. On a super positive note, Ava Kalea and I started to learn Mandarin yesterday – using mostly videos from YouTube.  We’ve found that there are a lot of good ones (like the… Continue Reading

What to Feed Your Toddler? Anything? Everything? Or Just Health Food?

I’ve been staying home during the days with our 14 month old Ava Kalea now for about 10 days.  It’s a lot of fun – and as I knew before, it is A LOT of work. I’ve been trying real hard to get her to eat more, as she is currently just a shade under… Continue Reading

Stay At Home Dad Day #2 (Video)

Apologies for the terrible sound quality and boring video. I really want to document this transition to being a Stay at Home Dad. Today was my 2nd day of being a Stay at Home Dad with our Monkey Baby, Ava Kalea – who is 14 months old today. The funny thing is that my commitment… Continue Reading

Video: Ava Kalea Kennedy Rolls Over for the First Time

A couple of days ago, Ava Kalea rolled over for the very first time – and Ava’s mom was actually taking video!  Please enjoy – feel free to share and comment. I thought this was really cool – especially considering she was only 9 weeks and 2 days in our world. My mom says that… Continue Reading

Ava Kalea Rolls Over for the First Time!!!

This morning Stacia shared some GREAT news!  Ava Kalea rolled over for the very first time (that we know about)!!  She is only 9 weeks and two days in our world and has already turned over and started to crawl. I had to call my mom and tell her this fantastic news.  She said she… Continue Reading