I am new to the forum and this will be my first post. My wife and I currently live in the US with our 2 children (9, 11 yrs old). The kids have been attending a Mandarin immersion school in the US since they were 4 yrs old. My wife and I are exploring the idea of pulling them out of school for a year to live abroad and give the kids an opportunity to really immerse themselves in the (Mandarin) language and experience a different culture outside of the US. My wife and I do not speak Mandarin (but would love to learn). We are also starting the process of trying to obtain a Visa to enter the country, which is a separate topic on its own. There are lots of pieces that we are trying to figure out in order to make this happen but one of our biggest questions is how we can continue some aspects of our kids education. Even if we somehow manage to find a path to attend a school in Taiwan (international or not), my wife and I are hesitant to send them to school right from the start. We are considering hiring a tutor (or private teacher) that can still teach the kids Math, English and Mandarin to keep up with their grade level here in the US. Hopefully the tutor can work with the kids for a few hours a day. Is this feasible? If so where would be a good place to find such a person and what would be the cost? We have also considered on-line schools (since the kids have been doing that for a year now with COVID) but we wanted to see if they can actually try to have someone in person.
Thanks in advance for any help and advice!