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Jamie Keyte

Founder & CEO

Jamie Keyte founded Manhattan Mandarin in 2012 and M2Tutoring in 2020.

A native New Yorker, Jamie attended The St. Bernard’s and Trinity Schools. He graduated from Kenyon College with a BA in Internationals Studies. During his time at Kenyon, Jamie studied abroad in China where he completed an intensive Mandarin language program and subsequently landed a job at Thomson Reuters in Beijing.​ Jamie returned to New York three years later to launch Manhattan Mandarin. 

In addition to running MM and M2, Jamie has taught over 8000 hours of private lessons.

What I'm Reading

I'm halfway through "Empire of the Summer Moon" by S. C. Gwynne. Impossible to put down with just the right mix of history and adventure. 


Manhattan - Hamptons

"My son Cameron has been studying with Jamie and his amazing team at Manhattan Mandarin for years.  He began with no knowledge of the language and is now in an advanced high school class.  He looks forward to his weekly lessons, enjoys studying, and has thrived learning a very difficult language.  Jamie is a wonderful teacher, he is engaging, smart and has a background that many of his students can relate to which I think has made my son want to learn even more.  I would recommend Manhattan Mandarin without reservation."

Juliette J. / St. Bernard's

"We heard about Manhattan Mandarin through my son’s Mandarin teacher at school. We soon met Jamie and found him to be a kind, passionate and energetic teacher who makes learning the language fun and exciting for children. Jamie has a true gift and connects to students on many levels. My sons look forward to their lessons with Jamie and really enjoy the study of Mandarin."

Mrs. R / Collegiate

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