About Me

I’m so glad you’re here! Laoshi (老师) – which is pronounced “laow shur”- means teacher in Chinese.

I’ve been teaching Mandarin to children in the Chicago Public School system for 9 years.

Before moving to Chicago, I lived in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong studying and working. I love the Chinese language and culture and am passionate about teaching others.

Hi everyone, my name is Rachel (aka 卫老师). I have a passion for creating engaging lessons for young Mandarin learners. Lessons with Laoshi provides resources and insight for both parents and teachers looking for unique Mandarin lessons. While Lessons with Laoshi is focused on Mandarin education, I hope it can be a place for both parents and teachers of many different languages to gain insight. Read More