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My Escuelita: Spanish for Kids

5315W. El Segundo Blvd

CA 90250, California


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Irma Vazquez



Elementary School

Type of Program

Enrichment Class

Parent/Child Class

Summer Camp

After-school Program

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My Escuelita: Spanish for Kids is an enrichment program for native and non-native speakers of Spanish (ages 18mos-middle school). I teach parent-child classes, school-age afterschool classes, private groups and pre-schools too! I teach cooking camps, Summer immersion camps and year round classes. I am a credentialed teacher with 20 years of teaching experience and a graduate of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. I am currently teaching in Los Angeles and would love to know what your language needs areRead More ...

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