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Fewer than 1 out of 10 candidates qualify to teach for us, and every one of our teachers scored above the 90th percentile on the tests they teach. That makes Kaplan more selective than many top universities.

And every Kaplan teacher is rated on how caring they are with students. It’s how we ensure our students aren’t just getting an information download – they’re making a connection.

Greg Mitchell
Greg Mitchell
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Heather Waite
Heather Waite
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Nzinga Mack
Nzinga Mack
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Arthur Ahn
Arthur Ahn
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Boris Dvorkin
Boris Dvorkin
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Stephanie Jolly
Stephanie Jolly
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Greg Mitchell
Greg Mitchell

Greg is a graduate of the University of Michigan. In his eight years at Kaplan, he has been helping students gain admission to their target schools—from local universities to the top of the Ivy League.

"I am a two-time, JV-league champ in wrestling."

"I have run one half-marathon and over 100 5K races."

"I have a lifelong love of standardized tests. I scored in the 93rd percentile or higher on every test I have attempted, including the SAT, PSAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, and LSAT."

Heather Waite
Heather Waite

Heather attended Indiana University, where she studied education. She loves to help students avoid those tempting wrong-answer choices on the SAT. When she's not teaching, she is spending time with her three children.

"I love memes. If I could speak in memes. I would. :)
I also love tacos ... who doesn't?"

"I often wear mismatched socks, because life is too short to spend it looking for the sock that disappeared in the dryer."

"I am a huge night owl, and I love iced coffee."

Nzinga Mack
Nzinga Mack

Nzinga's favorite sections of the exam to teach are Reading and Math. Students describe her teaching style as lively, engaging, and easy to follow. She graduated from Howard University with a BS in biology and is currently researching novel cancer therapies as she works towards her PhD in pharmacology at Florida A&M University.

"I love gardening! I've grown bell peppers, tomatoes, basil, habaneros, cantaloupe, watermelon, okra, mustard greens, collard greens, onions, and swiss chard—to name a few."

"As a kid, I learned how to read hieroglyphics."

"My hair is as long as I am tall! I've never cut it."

Arthur Ahn
Arthur Ahn

Arthur has taught for more than 11 years and is one of Kaplan’s elite SAT instructors. When he's not working with students, you can find him biking through the crowded streets of New York City.

"I can recite players' names from almost every Mets team of the past 30 years. The 1986 World Series was the first event I ever saw on television, so my loyalty runs deep."

"I won a school spelling bee in the fifth grade, and came in second in the seventh grade. I lost on the word 'plateau,' which I will never spell incorrectly again!"

Boris Dvorkin
Boris Dvorkin

Boris loves teaching complex problems and helping students overcome their Test Day fears. He brings his sense of humor to the classroom—as well as his love of strategy board games.

"In 1998, when I was in eighth grade, I tied for second place in the 54th annual Ohio Chess Congress and won $433.33."

"For three months, I worked full time writing captions for people with hearing loss."

"When you enter 'Typer Shark' into YouTube, the top video is mine. This is also true of 'Tradewinds 2' and 'Pathfinder Adventures'."

Stephanie Jolly
Stephanie Jolly

Stephanie is an alumna of NYU. She loves to help students identify patterns on the exams and break down reading passages using the same analytical approach. She has taught for Kaplan in Oman, Qatar, Australia, Mexico, and the U.S.

"There are only two scenarios that will get me to run voluntarily: being late for an appointment and fleeing from a bear—both of which I have done."

"I can identify countless species of wild flowers, fruits, and plants. My teenage dream was to be an ethnobotanist."

"I spent three months living in 'Tent Mahal'—the name I gave my tent during a summer hiking trip."

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Kaplan's teacher certification and development program ensures that our teachers and tutors are authorities on the tests, on score-raising strategies, and on proven teaching practices. Every instructor completes more than 35 hours of training and development.

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Fewer than 1 out of 10 candidates qualify to teach Kaplan classes for SAT or ACT exams. That means each of our teachers has second-to-none credentials and top test scores.