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Manhattan Mandarin London

Welcome to Manhattan Mandarin UK!

We have a highly selective team of the best Mandarin tutors in London and throughout the UK.

Book a free trial lesson and we will pair you with the perfect Mandarin tutor or class and develop the best curriculum for your Mandarin goals. Whether you join us for GCSE Mandarin prep classes, beginner or immersion adult evening Chinese classes, in-home Mandarin tutoring or remote homework help, we look forward to meeting you.

Harry Keyte

Founder and Mandarin Tutor

Harry Keyte Mandarin Tutor London Manhattan Mandarin

Harry Keyte founded MMLondon in 2022 after seven great years of teaching Mandarin in NYC, amassing over 7,000 hours of private and group Mandarin tutoring experience. 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 teaching non-heritage and heritage Mandarin students of all ages and levels a language that he too once was daunted by!


Harry is available for in-person and remote private Mandarin tutoring anywhere in London, GCSE Mandarin test prep, and general classes for students of all ages and levels.

Teaches In: London / Remote

Jamie Keyte

Founder and Mandarin Tutor

Jamie Keyte 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. 

Mandarin Tutor London

Teaches In: New York / Remote

Wenjie Wu

Mandarin Tutor

London Chinese GCSE Tutor

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.

Teaches In: London / Remote

Anqi La

Mandarin Tutor

Anqi is a CTCSOL certified Mandarin tutor who has been providing private Mandarin lessons in London and online for nearly 3 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. 

Mandarin Tutor London

Teaches In: London / Remote

Zhishang (Eve) Wang

Mandarin Tutor

Mandarin Tutor in London

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. 

Teaches In: London / Remote

Linling Shen

Mandarin Tutor

Teaches In: Cambridge, UK / Remote

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. 

Linling Shen

Mandarin Tutor

Chinese Tutor London

Diana Shen

Mandarin Tutor

Mandarin Tutor London

Diana Shen is a native Mandarin speaker. She graduated from University of Southampton, UK in 2020 with an MA in Design Management. She has worked in London as a teacher at hatching dragons and is particularly experienced in helping young (pre k) kids cultivate their interest in mandarin. Having founded and worked at a private art education company in China, she is a qualified artist and loves using art and calligraphy to inspire kids to learn mandarin. In addition to teaching younger kids she has extensive experience teaching Chinese GCSE, HSK, IGCSE, IB and Pre-U at different Chinese language levels and all ages. London based, she offers calligraphy and art to help learn Chinese. She loves teaching Mandarin and is highly responsible and well-organized.

Teaches In: London / Remote

Alex Yang

Mandarin Tutor

Mandarin Tutor London UK Chinese Classes GCSE

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 100 hours of experience tutoring 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

GCSE Mandarin Chinese London Tutor

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.

Teaches In: London / Remote

What Our Students Say

Harry Keyte is quite simply the best Chinese tutor anyone could possibly hire. He completely changed how our daughter felt about studying Chinese. Many Chinese tutors have excellent Chinese skills, but are not good teachers; Harry is most certainly both.


Our daughter was enrolled in an extremely rigorous Chinese program at a very competitive New England prep school. Many of the students in her class were native Chinese speakers and our daughter had dyslexia to boot. Her Chinese study, with a native Mandarin teacher, was overwhelming and frustrating. Harry completely turned things around for her, and now our daughter is even looking forward to studying Chinese in college! Harry is an extremely knowledgeable Chinese tutor, but he also is a super kind and clear teacher. He is very effective and worth every penny. I cannot recommend him highly enough.

- Grace

Deerfield Academy

Our Community

Manhattan Mandarin loves to foster a community with our students, students' families, and schools. We host Mandarin-related cultural events and educational experiences in all of our locations. Studying with Manhattan Mandarin means you are joining our international family!

After School

After School Mandarin Clubs

We love running our After School Mandarin Clubs! 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 and beyond.


Our After School Mandarin Clubs are typically for students in K-6, 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 students 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. 

Happy Valentine’s Day! 情人节快乐!Our K after school class wrote cards for their parents and te
Thanks @stbernardsnyc for another amazing year of #afterschool #mandarin! Next year will b

We proudly conduct Mandarin programs at these schools...

New York

St. Bernard's
PS 6
PS 180
St. Luke's

Tag School
Trevor Day

PS 198
Weekday School
Nord Anglia

Washington D.C.

National Presbyterian
Georgetown Day
Basis DC


St. Edmunds
Shady Side
River School
St. Patrick's
Community Day

Heath School - Brookline, MA
Dwight-Englewood - NJ
Brownell Talbot - Omaha


Private Lessons

Private Mandarin tutoring sessions are conducted in-home, in-office, at our Wework location, or any location in London requested by the student. These lessons can serve to supplement in-school Mandarin, to provide Mandarin homework-help, to help with HSK or Mandarin GCSE preparation, or to provide a student with a full, out-of-school Mandarin course. As founders Jamie and Harry Keyte know from their personal experiences of learning Chinese as a second language, there is no limit to what can be achieved with one-on-one lessons

Private Lessons

Adult Beginner Mandarin Evening Classes

The Perfect Place to Start Your Path to Fluency

Whether you're an absolute beginner or want to brush up on your HSK 3-4 level Mandarin (we're impressed), our adult Mandarin classes are challenging, flexible, and fun.

Since 2012 we have helped hundreds of students gain conversational confidence. 

Book a Free Trial Lesson and Assessment - we will take it from there!