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Since 2012, Manhattan Mandarin has proudly provided more than 100,000 hours of private Mandarin lessons, building cherished relationships with our students and their families along the way.

 

Private Mandarin tutoring sessions are conducted in-home, online, in-office, at our Wework locations, or anywhere requested by the student.

 

We provide private one-on-one Mandarin tuition for students of any age and level, and private group lessons upon request. Lessons can serve to supplement in-school Mandarin, to provide Mandarin homework-help, GCSE Mandarin Chinese tutoring, in-office beginner Mandarin for business, or give students a full, out-of-school Mandarin course.

 

Manhattan Mandarin will provide all learning materials needed to optimize your lessons. 

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Online GCSE
Chinese Classes

Whether your child is a beginner and just getting started with preparations for foundation level GCSE Chinese, or a native speaker aiming to ace the higher learning test, we will place them in the most suitable Mandarin class for their level.

That's why our classes are limited to 5 students - we are here to improve your child's Mandarin!

Since 2012 we have helped thousands of students prepare for every kind of Mandarin test in existence, all while learning that Mandarin classes can be both fun and edifying

Private Tutoring

Our diverse team truly is our strength. With over 25,000 hours of combined Mandarin teaching experience, founders Harry and Jamie Keyte are widely recognized as the top Mandarin tutors for beginners and non-heritage students; and the breadth of our growing, highly selective and trained native and non-native speaking Mandarin teachers ensures a perfect fit can always be found for each of our valued students. 

Book a Free Trial Lesson so we can pair you with the perfect tutor for your Mandarin lessons.

We look forward to helping you on your path to fluency!

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Harry Keyte

Founder and Mandarin Tutor

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Harry Keyte is a professional Mandarin Chinese tutor based in London with over 10,000 hours of experience providing Mandarin Chinese lessons. Harry founded Manhattan Mandarin UK in 2022 after seven great years of teaching Mandarin in NYC. He has run the after school Mandarin programs and taught at St. Bernard's, Buckley, Chapin, Spence, and Allen-Stevenson. He grew up in New York City, where he attended St. Bernard’s and Trinity School. Since completing two intensive CET Mandarin language programs in Shanghai and Beijing, Harry has greatly enjoyed helping non-heritage and heritage Mandarin students of all ages and levels master a language that he too once was daunted by! Harry is greatly suited for helping beginner and non-native speakers tackle their early Mandarin challenges while making lessons fun. 

Harry is available for in-person, in-office, and remote private Mandarin lessons in London, GCSE Chinese tutoring, as well as general Mandarin lessons for students of all ages and levels. Harry teaches the HSK 1 and HSK 2 Adult Beginner Mandarin Chinese Classes in Marylebone. He is also highly experienced in providing in-office beginner Mandarin lessons for businesswomen and men. 

Teaches In: London / Remote

Jamie Keyte

Founder and Mandarin Tutor

Teaches In: New York / Remote

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Jamie Keyte is a Mandarin tutor based in New York City. Jamie founded Manhattan Mandarin in 2012. ​A native New Yorker, Jamie attended The St. Bernard’s and Trinity Schools. He graduated from Kenyon College with a BA in Internationals Studies. In 2008, Jamie studied abroad where he completed an intensive Mandarin language program at CET in Shanghai.​ Upon graduating, Jamie ran high school educational tours in both China and the United States. In 2010, Jamie decided to further enhance his Mandarin skills and completed a second intensive language program in Beijing. This led him to a job at Thomson Reuters, where he became the China Project Manager for a Thomson Reuters’ subsidiary. During this time, Jamie developed the concept for Manhattan Mandarin and co-founded IvyGate, a Beijing-based SAT tutoring and high school/college application company.​ In 2019, Jamie returned to Trinity to run the Mandarin 1 program. He continues to run Manhattan Mandarin at its new New York headquarters at 153 E 70th. He has taught 10,000+ hours of private Mandarin lessons. 

Wenjie Wu

Mandarin Tutor

Teaches In: London / Remote

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Wenjie is the head Mandarin teacher at a local secondary school in London. He finished his teacher training programme at UCL Institute of Education and holds a master’s degree in language teaching from King’s College London. As a native Mandarin speaker, Wenjie will help you to gain deep and connected knowledge and skills related to Mandarin while exploring the culture with a range of authentic materials selected, including Chinese classic and award-winning films and music. Your Mandarin language learning will progress in a natural way with logically sequenced and effectively implemented content. He makes sure your Mandarin learning experience at Manhattan Mandarin is super enjoyable because you’re in good hands! Wenjie is also highly experienced in GCSE Mandarin tutoring and mentorship.

Anqi La

Mandarin Tutor

Anqi is a CTCSOL certified Mandarin tutor who has been providing private Mandarin lessons in London and online for nearly 5 years. She is a native speaker with a BA in Media and Communication from University of Toronto. Her students range from 2 to 72 year olds, coming from various cultural and professional backgrounds. She enjoys cooking, traveling, yoga, swimming, tennis, art, philosophy, and watching F1. Whether you are a 3-year-old whose favourite song is “We Will Rock You”, or a 72-year-old who loves poetry from the Tang dynasty, be prepared to share your interests and experiences in life with her during lessons as well, because what else is language for? 

Anqi is available for remote and in-person lessons in London. She is experienced in HSK, GCSE, IGCSE, A-level exam preparation. She is also available for general lessons. 

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Teaches In: London / Remote

Dr. Shuang Wu

Mandarin Tutor

With a doctorate in Asian Studies, Dr. Wu is an experienced teacher with a demonstrated history of working in teaching Chinese language, literature, and culture both in China and the United States. She is a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese and skilled in Chinese language teaching, educational technology, tutoring, and curriculum development. She came to the States in 2018 and successfully completed her teaching training program at Washington University in St. Louis.


After that, she joined East Stroudsburg University as a Chinese Instructor and responsible for the all levels Chinese language courses. She is an active member of ACTFL, CLTA. Her recent interest is in developing proficiency based on ACTFL standards, integrating technology, Chinese poetry and film in Chinese as a foreign language classroom. Her passion in these areas could inspire the students to explore the world and be curious to meet many people.

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Teaches In: Remote

Zhishang (Eve) Wang

Mandarin Tutor

Teaches In: London / Remote

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Zhishang (Eve) Wang is a Mongolian ethnic minority raised in Beijing, China. With her bilingual background, she is fluent in Mongolian and Mandarin. She is also sensitive to language nuances and developed a great interest in literature. ​Zhishang earned a BA degree in English and International Studies from China Foreign Affairs University. She spent her junior year at Barnard College, Columbia University studying Chinese and English comparative literature. After four years of hard work, she is fluent in English and has reached intermediate level French. Growing up in a multicultural community kindled her interest in language teaching and culture communicating. She also did a summer internship at Tangshan No. 46 Middle School during her senior year.​ After graduating from college, Zhishang pursued her MA degree in Comparative Literature at King's College London. In London, she started her Mandarin teaching as a private tutor. As a language learner, she can put herself into students' shoes. She believes everyone has a unique learning style, so she tailors sessions according to students' individual interests and needs. Language learning can't be separated from its culture. As a history lover and literature student, her classes are culturally rich. ​In her spare time, Zhishang loves traveling, reading, and boxing. She is also passionate about exploring different cultures. 

Linling Shen

Mandarin Tutor

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Linling was born and raised in Guangzhou, China. After receiving her bachelor's degree in psychology from Sun Yet-sen University in China, she moved to the UK to pursue a master's degree in Psychology and Education at the University of Cambridge. This summer, she will move to Austin to start her PhD study there. ​Linling is passionate about teaching Chinese language and culture. As a researcher in reading difficulties, she also has experience teaching children with dyslexia and comprehension deficits. She is patient and friendly. Believing that motivation is the best teacher, she always encourages students to express their thoughts and ideas freely. 

Teaches In: Cambridge, UK / Remote

Binjie Zou

Mandarin Tutor

Teaches In: London / Remote

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Binjie graduated from the University of Cambridge with an MPhil in history and philosophy of science. She is a native Mandarin speaker born in ‘the spiciest’ (she thinks) province in China - Guizhou. She has over five years’ of Mandarin tutoring experience both online and offline, with student age groups ranging from primary school students to working professionals. As a firm believer that language learning is much more than semantics, she loves to discuss the cultural and philosophical foundations behind linguistic concepts with her students. Through an individually tailored teaching plan for the needs of each student, her lessons aim to prepare a confident Mandarin speaker well-versed in Chinese culture, philosophy (and spicy recipes!).

Alex Yang

Mandarin Tutor

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Alex is a native speaker born and raised in Shanghai. Growing up speaking Chinese, he developed great interest in ways different cultures interact. As a result, he took and mastered Advanced Placement courses in an international school and gained insight on the importance of cross-cultural communication. Alex has more than 200 hours of experience tutoring Mandarin, and several AP courses including Physics 1, Statistics, Micro&Macro Economics, and Psychology. He is currently studying at University College London for Economics and Statistics degree.

Teaches In: London / Remote

Tianyun Shi

Mandarin Tutor

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Teaches In: London / Remote

Tianyun is a native Mandarin speaker born in China. She has extensive experience teaching mandarin to children and adults from schools, universities and society through the Confucius institute. In 2018, she received her qualified certificate as a mandarin teacher to speakers of other languages (CTCSOL). Targeted students in her classes can be given a variety of emphases. She encourages classroom interaction and enjoyment for children through games and competitions while business groups focus on communication skills. She frequently introduces Chinese history and culture in her classes to pique students’ interests. By learning Mandarin with her, you will make significant progress not only in language but also in terms of your capability for thought and scope of vision. Tianyun is available for both remote and in-person lessons in London. Her courses are designed for beginning, intermediate and advanced Chinese language students. She is also well-versed in HSK exam preparation.

Katarina Cao

Mandarin Tutor

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Katarina is an IB/IGCSE/A Level/AP Mandarin Chinese Tutor based in Scotland. She is a native speaker born and grew up in Beijing. She graduated from Peking University with a Bachelor degree in English Language and Literature. She got her Mphil degree in Chinese Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Katarina used to work for an international school in Hong Kong and has been teaching IB/IGCSE Mandarin Chinese for more than 10 years . She used a variety of teaching methods in the classroom, such as grammar-translation, the communicative approach and task-based learning. She also worked as a full-time home school teacher for 3 years in the Peak residential district in Hong Kong. Katarina has a profound understanding of different curriculums, including Cambridge IGCSE, Pearson Edexcel, IB and AP. Her students have been from Eton College (Windsor), English Schools Foundations (ESF), The Independent Schools Foundation (ISF) Chinese International (CIS) , German Swiss International, Victorian Shanghai Academy, St.Paul's Co-educational College, Diocesan Girls' School, and the Diocesan Boys’ School.

Teaches In: Remote

Mei Chun Cho

Mandarin Tutor

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Mei is a native speaker born and raised in Taiwan. She can teach in both traditional and simplified characters. She discovered her interest in Chinese from writing since she was still in school, which gave her chances to publish her own books. With her passion for Chinese, she started to teach Mandarin as a foreign language after graduation. She has been teaching in Taiwan and Hong Kong for the past 5+ years, and she has just recently moved to the UK. With over 5 years experience, she can teach Mandarin at all levels and always knows how to find the most suitable learning methods for students. Most important of all, her expertise is developing students' listening and speaking abilities. Under Mei's guidance, students will find having conversations with natives a goal they can achieve. She always teaches students with patience, and encourages them to develop their potential while she is learning with them.

Teaches In: London / Remote

Hoi Ting Tsang

Mandarin Tutor

Teaches In: London / Remote

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Hoi is a native speaker born and raised in Hong Kong. Her deep-rooted background in the arts is long-standing and is coupled with strong communication, research, analytical, leadership and teamwork skills. She studied at Central Saint Martins and Goldsmiths, University of London and has worked at institutions and galleries both in Hong Kong and London. She is patient and enjoys working with children across the age range. Previously, Hoi attended Epsom College and was awarded an Art Scholarship. She has first hand experience of going through the A-Level exams and passing for selective boarding schools. In addition, she also holds the Putonghua Proficiency Test (PSC) certificate and achieved Grade 3 Level A*.Hoi is available for both remote Mandarin lessons and in-person Mandarin classes in London.

Lei Zhang

Mandarin Tutor

Lei is an experienced Mandarin tutor who has been teaching Mandarin lessons in China, the UK, and online for 8 years, and has been an imperial teacher for Shell, Bosch and ITOCHU Japan. She is a native language teacher and holds a Master's degree in Education from the University of York. Her students range from 1 years old to 70 years old and come from a variety of cultural and professional backgrounds. She is very sporty and loves Muay Thai, which she has been studying for 3 years, as well as surfing and rugby. In her free time, Lei likes to make Mandarin vlogs. She also loves to organize various Chinese cultural events. Lei is available for remote and face-to-face Mandarin lessons in London. She is experienced in HSK, Business Chinese, AP and GCSE preparation. She is also available for daily Chinese learning courses.

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Teaches In: London and Remote

Ronnie Guo

Mandarin Tutor

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Jun Guo, aka Ronnie Guo, has 8 years teaching experience as a Mandarin Chinese teacher and drama teacher. His Mandarin students have ranged in age from 7 months to 70 years old, including students from MIT, Cambridge University, and UCL. In addition to his experience as a Mandarin tutor, Ronnie has also taught at schools in Derby, Peterborough and London. His flexible and fun way of teaching is always a favourite with students. Ronnie is available for Mandarin Chinese lessons and private Mandarin tutoring in London and online.

Teaches In: London / Remote

Wenjing Zhang

Mandarin Tutor

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Wenjing is a passionate and experienced Chinese language teacher with a Master's degree in Technical Architecture. She began tutoring Chinese while she was still in school, and has since taught at Leeds Chinese School and Bradford Chinese School. She has also prepared two children for the UK Mandarin Reading Competition, with one student placing first and the other placing fourth. In addition, Wenjing ran an English training center in China. Some of her students went on to study abroad.

Wenjing is a skilled and knowledgeable teacher who is committed to helping her students learn Chinese. She uses a variety of teaching methods to make learning fun and engaging, and she is always available to help her students with their studies. If you are looking for a experienced Chinese language teacher, Wenjing is the perfect choice for you.

Teaches In: Leeds / Remote

Carrie Liu

Mandarin Tutor

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Carrie Liu is a Mandarin tutor based in London with a background in education and extensive teaching experience. Carrie has completed the PGCE Secondary Languages Programme (Mandarin) with QTS, and holds an MA in Intercultural Communication and Education from Durham University. She has taught Mandarin to students ranging from 6 to 50+ years old at various proficiency levels. She is available for both in-person and remote Mandarin tutoring, specializing in GCSE Mandarin Chinese classes, A-level Mandarin test preparation, and general Mandarin lessons (including HSK, YCT, and Jinbu). She strongly believes in the practical application of language learning, prioritizing conversation skills as part of lessons. She adapts her teaching methods to suit the diverse abilities of students and also organizes cultural activities while designing personalized learning plans. Carrie's ultimate goal is to help students overcome challenges in Mandarin while ensuring that the learning process is enjoyable. Additionally, she has achieved a Grade 9 level in piano and loves integrating music and Chinese songs into her teaching materials. Outside of teaching, she has a passion for swimming, frisbee, and various other sports. Building positive relationships with her students is of the utmost importance to Carrie, and she approaches teaching with patience, encouragement, and enthusiasm.

Teaches In: London / Remote

Christine Liu

Mandarin Tutor

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Christine speaks three languages (Mandarin, English and French) and holds an MA in Translation and Interpreting Studies (Chinese-English pathway) from the University of Manchester, which has helped her to gain a clear understanding of the structural and cultural differences between Chinese and English. Christine also works part-time as a translator and interpreter. For example, she provided interpreting services for the World Athletics and worked for the Commercial Press, one of the most well-known publishing houses in China, translating a Chinese idiom dictionary into English. In addition, Christine is passionate about Chinese culture. She is keen on explaining Chinese culture to non-native speakers and won first place in a national English writing contest in China, writing on the topic of Chinese culture. In terms of hobbies, she has been playing a traditional Chinese musical instrument, the Guqin, for 8 years. Her goal is to be a bridge between these two beautiful languages and cultures. Regardless of your age, learning requirements or cultural background, Christine always designs a tailored and fun Mandarin course to help you enjoy yourself, learn about Chinese culture and understand China.

Teaches In: Manchester / Remote

Shujie Li

Mandarin Tutor

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Shujie is a Mandarin Chinese Tutor based in London. She is a native speaker born and raised in Yunnan. Shujie graduated from Southwest University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. During this time, she voluntarily gave lectures in local schools for 4 years. She got her Psychology and Education master’s degree from the University of Hong Kong. With her passion for spreading Chinese culture, she started to teach Mandarin as a foreign language in an independent Chinese language school after graduation. She is always patient, and student-centered, focusing on cultivating students' communicative ability and comprehensive use of Mandarin. She always adjusts her teaching methods and techniques according to the different age groups and character traits of students to ensure the effectiveness of her teaching. She strongly believes learning Mandarin is not just about mastering a language, it's about acquiring a way of communicating with another world. Her ultimate goal is that every student can participate in Mandarin learning and fall in love with Chinese culture. Shujie is available for remote and face-to-face Mandarin lessons for students of all ages in London

Teaches In: London / Remote

Liam Elliot Brady

Mandarin Tutor

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Liam is a graduate from Cambridge University’s Chinese Studies programme and is currently reading for his master’s degree in History and International Relations at the London School of Economics. He first travelled to China in 2016, visiting Chengdu, Chongqing and Beijing as part of an immersive language exchange programme. This visit ignited an enduring fascination with China’s language and culture, one that he maintains to this day. In 2022, he underwent a year-long intensive Mandarin course in Taiwan, where he also volunteered as an instructor for a local educational NGO. Prior to Cambridge, he achieved the highest mark in the country in Mandarin Chinese Pre-U in 2019. He has also co-founded a China-oriented journal; served on the committee of a China-focused speaker’s society; and written a regular column on the intricacies of Taiwan’s food culture. Academics aside, he has an avid interest in Chinese literature, history, food and football (“soccer”), all of which he would be delighted to talk about at length over a plate of fish-fragrant aubergine, a bowl of sesame-sauce noodles, or a game of mah-jong!

Teaches In: London / Remote

Arslan Kemalov 

Mandarin Tutor

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With four years of study at Beijing Language and Culture University, including two years dedicated to a master's in Chinese translation, Arslan has a deep understanding of the Chinese language, its intricacies, and its cultural nuances. He brings a global perspective to the table, currently pursuing another master's degree in Chinese translation at Goldsmiths, University of London. With extensive experience in translation practice, Arslan has not only translated numerous documents and video materials from Chinese but has also provided interpreting services. This rich experience in translation and interpreting uniquely positions Arslan as an educator who comprehends the intricacies of language learning and communication. As a non-native speaker who has gone through the process of mastering Chinese, Arslan can relate to the challenges faced by learners and offer invaluable insights that native speakers might not fully comprehend. In addition to Chinese and English, he is fluent in Russian and Turkmen. This unique advantage allows him to draw upon his personal experiences in language acquisition, making him exceptionally adept at understanding the nuances of learning a new language. Arslan's own journey as a language learner equips him to create teaching methods that are more effective, relatable, and tailored to the specific needs and struggles of his students. In his spare time, Arslan loves reading about philosophy and psychology. He also enjoys working out outdoors, staying active, and fostering a healthy lifestyle.

As Arslan continues to excel in the realms of translation and teaching Chinese, his ultimate goal remains clear and inspiring: to be the catalyst for countless individuals in their journey to fluency, transcending language barriers and fostering a profound appreciation of Chinese culture.

Teaches In: London / Remote

Cuiyi (Tracy) Cen

Mandarin Tutor

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Cuiyi (Tracy) is a Mandarin Chinese tutor based in London with over 10 years teaching experience in education. She has been teaching English, Chinese and drama internationally, mainly in China and UK. In London, she has taught Mandarin to students aged 2 to 12 across various schools, specializing in an engaging approach that employs drama to make the learning process enjoyable and effective. With diverse educational practice, she is experienced in instructing children of varying ages, backgrounds, and personalities. Having graduated from MA applied theatre at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, she is also a director, script writer and performer of children’s plays. She has created, directed and performed children’s shadow theatre like Sweet Dreams, Monster Nian and Carps Leaping Over the Dragon Gate and had made more than 100 performances for the theatre-in-education productions. Growing up in a multilingual environment, Tracy is fluent in Chinese, Cantonese, and English. With her extensive teaching experience, she comprehends the unique needs of diverse students, guiding them effectively to reach their language-learning goals.

Teaches In: London / Remote

Hailey Gu

Mandarin Tutor

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Hailey was born in China and first moved to the US when she was 12. After some moving back and forth, she settled in California when she was in high school. Hailey majored in Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley, where she also spent two and half years teaching Mandarin in Berkeley to children from kindergarten to middle school, an experience she found incredibly rewarding. She then completed her master’s in the UK at Imperial, and is currently working with projects focusing on targeting Dementia disease phenotypes. She loves teaching kids because of how much she herself can learn from them. A fun fact about her: She actually learned how to play chess from one of her students!

Teaches In: London / Remote

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