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Founder & CEO
Manhattan - Hamptons - Remote
Jamie Keyte founded Manhattan Mandarin in 2012. A native New Yorker, Jamie attended St. Bernard’s,Trinity, and Kenyon College.
Jamie has taught over 5000 hours of private lessons, established the after school Mandarin programs at 30+ schools, subbed at Collegiate, Spence, and Dalton, and was the Mandarin 1 teacher at Trinity...learn more!
Book a time to chat with Jamie about your or your child's path to fluency!
Head of Tutoring
London - NYC - Remote
Harry Keyte is the co-founder of Manhattan Mandarin London.
He is available for remote lessons, private Mandarin tutoring in London, YCT/HSK classes, homework help, and GCSE Mandarin prep.
Harry is currently running Chinese group classes for all ages and levels in London.
Harry has over 6,000 hours of private tutoring experience. He has run the after school Mandarin clubs at St. Bernard's, Buckley, Chapin, and Spence.
Michelle was born in Beijing. She is a native Mandarin speaker and is also fluent in English and Japanese. At five years old, she began formal training in Voice and Piano in Beijing.
Later, she received her B.S. in Accounting from Kean University and Rutgers University, New Jersey. Then, she moved to Tokyo, Japan with her family and studied the Japanese language at Takusoyoko University, Tokyo.
LA - NYC - Remote
Lauren Wilmore is currently a Master's candidate in Teaching a Foreign Language at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. She graduated magna cum laude from Barnard College...learn more!
Manhattan - Brooklyn - Remote
Dan (Celine) Sun was born and bred in Shanghai. She received her NYU TESOL and Foreign Language Education dual degree in 2017 and started her teaching career at a public school in Brooklyn...learn more!
"My 3 boys have been taking classes with Manhattan Mandarin for the past 3 years through their school, and now this year, with private lessons from Jay. He really engages their interest in the language, encouraging them to speak in addition to listening to the tones, and teaches them fun songs and games. In fact, I often hear them singing their Mandarin songs during the week! I would highly recommend Jay and all the teachers at Manhattan Mandarin!"
Debbie H. / Allen-Stevenson
We love running our After School programs! Each week we bring the language and culture of China to over 100 students at more than a dozen of the best private and public schools in NYC.
Our After School classes are typically for students in K-6, often broken down into K, 1-3, and 4-6; however, please be sure to contact the After School Director at your child's school as programs do vary.
Classes and curriculums remain flexible throughout the semester. Our youngest beginner students learn through games, songs, and activities, while our advanced learners learn through more rigorous elements that involve reading, writing, and making more formal conversation. The ultimate goal of the program is to establish a solid language foundation upon which to build in the future, and to instill in our students a lifelong interest in Mandarin and Chinese culture.