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Over 1.3 million in scholarships 2019

posted Apr 14, 2019, 7:02 AM by John Zaborskis

Students who I tutored for the Regis test (HSPT), Xavier scholarship exam, TACHS, and other scholarship exams earned over 1.3 million in academic scholarships for entrance into high schools throughout Manhattan, Staten Island, and Brooklyn starting in September 2019. It includes 4 students who passed the test for Regis High School and multiple scholarships to Xaverian High School, Xavier, St. Joseph Holl Academy, St. Joseph by the Sea, and many of the best high schools in the tri-state area. For the full breakdown see https://nychighschoolentrance.blogspot.com/2019/01/hspt-tachs-scholarship-results-2019.html

This is over $4 million in scholarships in the past 3 years. Results since 2016 can be found here: https://nychighschoolentrance.blogspot.com/search/label/scholarships

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Over $1.4 million in academic scholarships earned again

posted Feb 20, 2018, 2:41 PM by John Zaborskis   [ updated Feb 20, 2018, 2:41 PM ]

Students who we tutored for the Regis test (HSPT), Xavier scholarship exam, TACHS, and other scholarship exams earned over 1.4 million in academic scholarships for entrance into high schools throughout Manhattan, Staten Island, and Brooklyn starting in September 2018. It includes 5 students who passed the test for Regis High School and multiple scholarships to Monsignor Farrell, Xavier, Xaverian, St. Joseph by the Sea, and many of the best high schools in the tri-state area. For the full tally, see https://nychighschoolentrance.blogspot.com/2018/02/hspt-tachs-scholarship-results-2018.html

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Over 1.4 million in Scholarships earned on the HSPT and TACHS

posted Feb 16, 2017, 3:19 AM by John Zaborskis   [ updated Feb 16, 2017, 4:04 AM ]

Students who I tutored for the Regis test (HSPT), Xavier scholarship exam, TACHS, and other scholarship exams earned over 1.4 million in academic scholarships for entrance into high schools throughout Manhattan, Staten Island, and Brooklyn starting in September 2017. It includes 5 students who earned entrance into Regis High School and multiple full scholarships to Monsignor Farrell, Xavier, Xaverian, and St. Joseph by the Sea. For the full tally, see http://nychighschoolentrance.blogspot.com/2017/02/hspt-tachs-scholarship-results-2017.html

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TACHS Prep Class in summer at St. Joseph-St. Thomas School

posted Jan 29, 2016, 4:50 PM by John Zaborskis   [ updated Apr 14, 2019, 7:06 AM by John Zaborskis ]

Updated 4/14/19 - I will again be teaching the annual TACHS prep course at St. Joseph - St. Thomas School in Staten Island over the summer. The TACHS is used by many Catholic schools in the NYC area to help determine entrance and scholarships. More information on the TACHS - tachsinfo.com. For more info on the differences between the high school entrance exams, see https://nychighschoolentrance.blogspot.com/2018/12/hspt-shsat-tachs-differences-similarities.html

We'll familiarize the students with the format of the new TACHS and cover many topics including math, estimations, grammar, reading comprehension, and the unique "ability" section.

10:30AM-12:30PM Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from July 9 - August 1
Students will take two full practice tests on the first and last day. These sessions will end at 1:00PM

To register, please mail the form below and payment to St. Joseph-St Thomas
50 Maguire Ave, Staten Island, NY 10309
You can contact them at (718) 356-3344 or contact me for more information.

High School Entrance Blog

posted Dec 29, 2015, 1:49 AM by John Zaborskis   [ updated Feb 16, 2017, 4:00 AM ]

I will post anything that can give your student an edge to earn scholarships and entrance to the most competitive schools on my high school entrance blog at https://nychighschoolentrance.blogspot.com . Expect schedules for tests and open houses, nuances about the admissions for the current year, and comparisons between the TACHS, HSPT, SHSAT, SSAT, and ISEE. The focus will be NYC but will be weighted toward Manhattan, Staten Island, and Brooklyn.

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430k in Academic Scholarships Awarded to Students I Tutored for TACHS and HSPT

posted Jan 24, 2015, 8:11 PM by John Zaborskis   [ updated Feb 16, 2017, 4:00 AM ]

The 25 students that I prepared for high school entrance exams earned a sum of over $430,000 in academic scholarship money to high schools in Manhattan, Staten Island, and Brooklyn for their entering year in 2015. Below is a summary of their fourteen awards:
  • Regis High School, Manhattan- two Full Four-year Scholarships/Acceptances-valued at $20,000/year = over $80,000 over four years
  • Xavier High School, Manhattan - one Full Four-year Scholarship valued at $15,600/year = over $62,400 over four years
  • Notre Dame School of Manhattan - one $2,000/year scholarship for four years = $8,000 over four years
  • St. Peter's Boys High School, Staten Island- two Half Scholarships valued at $3750/year = over $15,000 over four years
  •                                                                                                   -one $1,ooo/year scholarship for four years
  • St. John Villa Academy High School, Staten Island- one $1,ooo/year scholarship for four years
  • Notre Dame Academy, Staten Island  - one $1,000/year scholarship for four years
  • St. Joseph by the Sea High School, Staten Island - one Full Scholarship valued at $7,000/year
  • Xaverian High School, Brooklyn - one Full Scholarship valued at $13,000/year = $52,000 over four years
  •                                                                             -two Three-quarter Scholarships valued at $9750/year = $39,000 over four years
  •                                                                             -one-1500/year scholarship
                
9 out of the 25 students - More than one out of every 3 students earned some sort of scholarship.
4 out of 25   Nearly  one out of every 6 students earned over $25,000 in combined scholarship money

Out of the 25 students that I prepared for the TACHS, 22 have confirmed that they got into their first choice. Many have even been accepted to the Honors or Scholars programs in schools such as Monsignor Farrell, St. Joseph Hill Academy, ChaminadeStaten Island Academy and many other college preparatory programs, secondary schools, and high schools

Some students earned more than one scholarship and obviously cannot take both; however, if each went to the school that gave them their max award, they would save over $253,000.

I can not take all credit as the schools, teachers, parents, and especially the students all worked hard to prepare for their future academic success.

Preparation for the Test for Admission to Catholic High Schools has already begun. Contact me to talk about how we can get the best results from your student. 7th grade is a great year to start, not only because of the impending high school entrance exams but also because most topics in Algebra, Physics, Chemistry, Math, and Calculus rely on concepts learned/mastered around 7th and 8th grade.

Check out what some of the parents and students have said: Reviews

*All tuition are lower bound estimates based on latest data at the school websites as of publishing. Tuition is expected to increase over time.

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Now offering Long-term Math/Science plan

posted Dec 2, 2014, 1:32 AM by John Zaborskis   [ updated Jan 26, 2015, 6:01 AM ]

For all of your math/science and other academic needs from 7th grade SHSAT prep through college Calculus. Choose any 3 years for creative options and best results.
You can find more information here: Long-term Math and Science High School Plan

High School Entrance Exams

posted Sep 16, 2014, 1:08 AM by John Zaborskis   [ updated Jan 26, 2015, 6:14 AM ]

A list of the upcoming High School Entrance Exams can be found here.
Notably, the SHSAT is October 25 weekend, Regis test is November 2 weekend, and the TACHS is November 7, 2014.

Regents 2014 Schedule

posted May 31, 2014, 2:37 AM by John Zaborskis   [ updated Jan 26, 2015, 6:15 AM ]

Notably Algebra II / Trigonometry Regents - Wednesday June 18
Physics Regents - Friday June 20
Chemistry Regents - Tuesday June 24

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posted Apr 7, 2014, 9:20 PM by John Zaborskis   [ updated Jan 28, 2015, 12:02 AM ]

I will post updates here of any tutoring news.

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