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Don't take my word for it. Check out these testimonials from students that have worked with me before!

“Ethan is the ultimate test prep tutor. He has the intellect to truly understand the nuances of how each student approaches problem solving combined with the good-hearted nature to keep students positively motivated. And, he gets big results. Our son’s score, along with those of many friends recommended to Ethan, jumped over 200+ points. Our son wound up achieving a score that exceeded his goal.”

Cathy, Adam's Mom (Duke University)


A History of Success!

Ethan’s students have a proven track record of success both in school and on standardized tests, including fifteen 36/1570+ scorers and well over a hundred 34/1500+ scorers on the ACT/SAT and many more perfect 5’s on the AP Exams.

Ethan has worked with students from across a wide range of schools, including:

  • Trinity School

  • Dalton

  • Horace Mann

  • Ramaz

  • Riverdale

  • Avenues

  • SAR High School

  • Bronx Science

  • Brooklyn Tech

  • Laguardia

  • Columbia Prep

  • Stuyvesant

  • Brearley

  • Fieldston

  • Poly Prep

  • ELRO

  • Loyola

  • York Prep

  • School of the Future

  • Beacon

  • Trevor Day

  • Dwight

  • Hotchkiss

  • Bard Early College

  • Manhattan School for Girls

  • Town School

  • Dwight-Englewood

  • Xavier

  • Frisch School

  • Buckley

  • Windward

  • James Madison High School

  • St. George's

  • Berkeley-Carroll

  • Master's School
  • P. S. 6
  • UNIS

  • Sacred Heart

  • St. Bernard's

  • Lab School

  • Heschel

  • Spence

  • Lycée Francais

  • The École

  • Packer

  • Hackley

  • Kent

  • HS of American Studies

Ethan's students have secured entry into some of the most prestigious universities in the world, including: 

  • Harvard

  • Yale

  • Princeton

  • Columbia

  • Dartmouth

  • Brown

  • Northwestern

  • Cornell

  • University of Chicago

  • Juilliard

  • University of Pennsylvania

  • Wharton

  • Duke

  • Vanderbilt

  • Emory

  • WashU in St. Louis

  • University of Michigan

  • University of Wisconsin

  • NYU

  • McGill

  • Tufts

  • Amherst

  • Wesleyan

  • Tulane


Hi there, I’m Ethan

With my extensive background in teaching and private tutoring, I can help just about anyone succeed academically. I've been teaching for more than a decade to students all around the planet and have led literally hundreds of students to academic success.


Ethan J. Kaplan is a private tutor based in New York City. He has been teaching and tutoring for more than a decade, starting as a lecturer at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Queens College before shifting gears into the high-pressure world of Manhattan test prep and academic tutoring.


Ethan graduated with a 3.86 GPA from Hunter College High School and graduated Magna cum Laude at Northwestern University, where he was the recipient of the Marion Mayer Bergin and J.G. Nolan Scholarships for academic excellence. Ethan also prides himself on practicing what he preaches and has achieved startling success on his own standardized tests in recent years, including a perfect score of 340 on the GRE in 2020 and a 790 on the GMAT in 2021 with a perfect score of 51 on the Quantitative section. He is also a published author and playwright and has an MFA in Creative Writing from Queens College, where he taught undergraduate sections of Intro to Nonfiction.

Ethan has co-authored and contributed to textbooks on the SAT, ACT, SHSAT, SSAT, and ISEE and has served as a tutor trainer, mentor, curriculum developer, and editor at Bespoke Education, one of the most prestigious test prep companies in Manhattan. He is a founding member of the Independent Tutor Cooperative, through which he collaborates with some of the most accomplished tutors in the world.


As easy as 1, 2, 3...

Whatever help you need to succeed on your academic journey, Ethan is there for you.


Test Preparation

Ethan is one of the world's leading experts on test preparation. He can help you or your child succeed on almost any exam, including the SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, Hunter Test, and many Advanced Placement (AP) Exams.


Academic Tutoring

Need some help with Math, English, or History? Ethan can help you manage your schoolwork and prepare you for tests and major writing assignments. Ethan's experience as a classroom teacher and private tutor has helped hundreds of students get A's.


College Essay Coaching

Everyone knows that essays are a critical component of the college application. Ethan's experience as a published author and as a creative writing instructor can help you craft the perfect essays to tell your story and gain entry into top universities.


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