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Hi there, I’m Ethan

With my extensive background in teaching and private tutoring, I can help just about anyone succeed academically. Learn more about my experience, my credentials, and my personality below.



Ethan J. Kaplan is a private tutor based in New York City. He been teaching and tutoring for almost 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’s students have a proven track record of success both in school and on standardized tests, including 8 perfect scorers on the ACT and many more perfect 5’s on the AP Exams. Ethan has co-authored and contributed to textbooks on the SAT, ACT, SHSAT, SSAT, and ISEE while also serving as a tutor trainer and mentor at one of the most prestigious test prep companies in Manhattan. He 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 scored a perfect 340 on the GRE in 2020, a 790 on the GMAT in 2021, and previously scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT while in high school. He is also a published author and playwright and has an MFA in Creative Writing from Queens College. 


Hunter College High School

  • Graduated with a 3.86 GPA

  • Tutored Algebra and worked in the AP Biology Lab

Northwestern University (BA)

  • Graduated Magna cum Laude with a 3.84 GPA

  • Recipient of the Marion Mayer Bergin Scholarship and J.G. Nolan Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Queens College (MFA)

  • Graduated with a 3.97 GPA

  • Recipient of Stephen Orphanos Scholarship

  • Taught several semesters of Creative Writing to undergraduate students.

Teaching Experience

Bespoke Education

  • Tutor & Tutor Trainer

  • Trained over 100 tutors to teach SAT and other exams

  • Co-Writer of company's SAT textbook and contributor to company's ACT, SHSAT, SSAT, and ISEE textbooks

  • Co-Creator of company's proprietary SAT & ACT exams

Queens College

  • Lecturer, Intro to Creative Nonfiction

Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Accounting & Finance

  • Lecturer, Public Speaking

  • Lecturer, Intro to Global Affairs

  • Assistant Leader, AF Academy

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