MY CREDENTIALS

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Ben is an elite tutor and test prep expert with over 25 years of experience. He is a former Curriculum Director for Kaplan Test Prep who also created the award-winning Peterson's Test Prep SAT online course. Ben has created industry-leading courses, trained hundreds of teachers, written thousands of question explanations, and personally taught thousands of students how to succeed on standardized tests.

FORMER KAPLAN
CURRICULUM DIRECTOR
  • National test preparation expert with over 25 years of experience. 

  • Former Curriculum Director for Kaplan Test Prep; created industry-leading courses, published dozens of books, and trained hundreds of teachers. 

  • Designed and developed award-winning online test preparation courses. 

  • Author of “Why Gifted Children May Not Test Well.” Parenting for High Potential, March 2009.

  • Authored essays for Inside Higher Ed on standardized testing and admissions: https://www.insidehighered.com/users/ben-paris

  • Holds 99th+ percentile scores on every test taught. 

  • Scripted, produced, and starred in more than 30 video lessons distributed worldwide. 

  • Personally taught thousands of students how to do their best on standardized tests. 

LSAT

  • As Curriculum Director at Kaplan, designed and developed courses that earned higher evaluations than any other Kaplan graduate course. 

  • Wrote and edited thousands of explanations to released LSAT questions. 

  • Devised innovative system for categorizing LSAT questions.

  • Wrote or reviewed LSAT content for other leading companies including Peterson’s, SparkNotes, and Knewton.

SAT & ACT

  • As Director of Test Preparation for Peterson’s, created revolutionary online courseware meeting the unique needs of every individual.

  • Produced the award-winning Peterson’s Test Prep SAT Online Course. Broke new ground in both test preparation and e-learning by creating courseware that tracks skill gaps, score goals, and learning preferences. 

  • Designed and developed Peterson’s ACT Online Course.

  • Won Gold Medal in the 2003 Brandon Hall Excellence in e-Learning Awards in the “Innovative Technology” category. Finalist in the 2004 Codie Awards. 

  • Recent publications include SparkNotes’ SAT All-Nighter and ACT All-Nighter.

GMAT

  • Published Kaplan’s GMAT Courses; responsible for all CAT strategy. 

  • Researched score behavior of GMAT CAT. 

  • Designed and developed Peterson’s GMAT CAT software, a 3-parameter IRT-based test that for most students matched scores on the actual GMAT within 5 percentage points. 

EDUCATION

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

  • Awarded Juris Doctor, May 1994; Moot Court Competitor, Fall 1992 and Fall 1993.

New York, New York

BOWDOIN COLLEGE

  • A.B. May, 1991, Summa Cum Laude. Selected for Phi Beta Kappa, Spring, 1991. 

Brunswick, Maine

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS

  • Completed the General Course, with a concentration in Philosophy, 1989-90.

London, England

"Ben is an outstanding tutor who has a fantastic working knowledge of the test material, relates amazingly well with teens, and most-importantly - gets results!   In only a few hours of tutoring he helped our daughter, Emma, raise her ACT score from 21 to 27!   She just received a fantastic academic scholarship to her first-choice school, and this would not have been possible with her initial test score. Ben is a great guy and his services are worth every penny."

S.