Shanshan Li
Founder & Teacher

I was born and raised in China. Before I came to America, I spoke only a little English. In Beijing, China, I was a licensed nurse and worked in a women’s and children’s hospital. As the nursing

industry grew, China needed more nurses who could speak English. So, I decided to come to the USA to learn English.

Living in America, immersed in daily interactions & culture, enabled me to learn English at an accelerated rate.  This experience showed me how practical and effective an immersive language program can be.


Young children have the best ability to learn a new language, and the immersive environment at Mandarin Discover School makes the most of this ability. I love children and I have been teaching Chinese for 8 years as a private school teacher and a tutor. I have experience teaching Mandarin at public and private schools, as well as education centers. Also, I've taken several classes in Early Childhood Education and I've obtained ACTEF Certificate (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages). In addition, I am certified in CPR First Aid. At present, I am teaching and tutoring children aged 18 months up to high school students, and I have the privilege of sharing Chinese culture and language with these children. Learning a language goes hand-in-hand with learning a culture. It would be my pleasure to help your child to learn Mandarin and enjoy Chinese culture at the same time!

Volunteers are always welcome!

If you're interested in working as a volunteer to help in our school, you can send us an email.


You will get to immerse yourself in conversational Mandarin and improve your proficiency.


Shanshan can also write you a good recommendation upon request.

Address 1:                                         Address 2:

515 North Street (YWCA)             207 Jessamine Ave

White Plains , NY 10605               Yonkers, NY 10701

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