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Manhattan, Staten Island, Bay Ridge, Park Slope, Downtown Brooklyn, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurt, Brooklyn

Tutor@MasterofChemistry.com

About me

Tutoring Math, Chemistry, or Physics, I instill a deep level of understanding that will not only prepare the student for tests, but also be able to apply these concepts to real world problems and build upon this knowledge in future classes. I was a chemistry teacher at Xaverian High School. I earned my Masters in Chemical Engineering from Cooper Union and am a graduate of Regis High School. I have received such a great education, I feel that tutoring is one of the best ways to give back and propagate a strong foundation in math and science. I enjoy showing students how easy, fun, and useful understanding the phenomena of the universe can be from a math/science perspective. I familiarize the student with common problems and break them down into simpler ideas that walk the student to the correct solution at their own pace and without judgment. I customize lessons for the student and try to make them as fun as possible. Students who I have consistently tutored for the eighth grade high school entrance exams have earned over $7 million in scholarships since 2014.
 

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Reviews and Testimonials

  • John does excellent tutoring, because through him my son was able to get into his first choice school, and also full scholarships to all three of his schools choices. I can't wait to use him again for future tests preparation for all my children. Thank you so much John

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    Alta Boulos
    4/21/2020

    John is a great tutor!!! He worked with my son on passing the SHSAT test and definitely prepared him for it. My son really enjoyed his hourly sessions with John each week. I can proudly say my son scored 596 on the test and made his first choice, SI Tech. Thank you John for all your hard work and experience throughout this process. I definitely recommend your tutoring services and look forward to working with you again for my daughter.

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    Tara Lombardo
    3/07/2018
  • My son worked with John last year for the 2018, HSPT, Tach, and scholarship exams. He was a semi finalist for Regis, and was offered scholarships to both Xavier and xaverian. John is an amazing tutor and prepares the kids for everything!! Thank you!!

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    Tara Muir
    3/07/2019

    John helped prepare my son for high school entrance exams. He was knowledgeable about the material on the tests and strategies for taking the exams. My son was accepted to Regis and Staten Island Tech. He also received scholarships to Xaverian, Xavier, and St.Peter's High School. I would definitely recommend John.

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    Susan Jaenicke
    3/08/2017
  • John is excellent and his hard work guiding my daughter thru TACHs and HSPT earned her several scholarships and high scores. John and his team are easy to work with and what he gives to his students will show in their scores. He prepares them and gives them confidence and gives detailed reports on his testing. He is excellent and worth it!

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    Nicole Digerolamo
    1/22/2020

    I cannot say enough good about John. He will challenge your child more than they likely have been been but he does it in a way his students will rise to that challenge. My child made honors on all three of her choices and received full scholarships to both Hill and Sea, thanks to John's preparation strategy.

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    Dave Clark
    1/17/2020
  • I was looking for a tutor for my son and John came highly recommended. He also has excellent tutors that work for him as well. Tim Hadad and Avril Saavedra were wonderful. They were extremely knowledgeable of the material on the exams and of specific testing strategies to incorporate . For 12 months they prepared my son for SHSAT, TACHS, and Regents. My son received two full scholarships to Monsignor Farrell HS and St. Peter’s HS and passed the Algebra and Living Environment Regents with flying colors. I am looking forward to working with John and his staff with my younger son. Thank you very much!

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    Tara Sessa-Hynes
    11/30/2017

    John is lit

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    Soph M
    9/18/2016
  • Michael D'Ambrose was an excellent tutor for preparation for the high school testing. Michael worked with my son for 12 months on a weekly basis to prepare for the SHSAT, HSPT and SSAT. Michael was always prompt and often went over the hour time slot. Since the SHSAT covers math that 7th graders haven't learned yet, Michael was instrumental in getting Evan up to speed. As a PhD candidate in chemical engineering, Michael really understands the subject and had excellent success teaching algebra to him. We ended the process with 3 great high school options: Brooklyn Technical High School, Xavier High School Ignatius Scholars Program, and 2 NYC private, independent day schools. We are very pleased with the results and thank John and his team for all of their support, communication and guidance along the way.

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    Cynthia LaCaprucia Taylor
    3/28/2017

    Great tutor, got me a full scholarship to Sea and Farrell, and got me entrance into SI Tech

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    Joseph Afflitto
    3/21/2020
  • John came highly recommended to me and did a great job preparing my son for the TACHS and scholarship tests he has taken. My son received full scholarships to both Xaverian and St Peters. He also received scholarship money towards Xavier and Staten Island Academy. I already have and will continue to recommend John to others.

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    Ms. Franzreb
    2/13/2018

    John is an excellent tutor who really motivates his students, and keeps them focused on their own personal goals. He’s an excellent teacher. I would highly recommend him.

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    Dororhy Bligh
    4/02/2020
  • John's tutoring is exceptional and I would highly recommend him! My son scored very well on his TACHS test after receiving weekly tutoring from John. He was very well prepared for the test. Additionally, he actually enjoyed going to his weekly tutoring sessions because John made it enjoyable for them while teaching. Thank you John! Great job!

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    Amy Perrotta
    2/25/2020

    I was looking for a tutor specifically for the HSPT and came across John's website. It was the best decision I made. Not only did my son get into Regis High School, but he got other scholarships as well. He worked with the kids, kept us updated and answered any questions we had. My son gained confidence in his ability to tackle these tests and for that I am grateful. Looking forward to working with John again for my other children. Thank you so much!- Marie - Jan 2017

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    Marie Allen
    2/02/2017
  • John is an excellent tutor. My son got into all of his High School choices and received scholarship offers. John’s classes made the material accessible and he kept up my son’s motivation. Thank you John for the great work

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    moira nascimento
    4/21/2020

    John is an extraordinary tutor. He tutored both of my sons. We had tried other tutors but John stood out from the pack! My sons even liked him! Thry both did really well and I am very grateful to John! Could not recommend a better tutor! He tutored one for a high school entrance exam and one for college ACTs...

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    Jack Doyle
    4/20/2018
  • Used John for Tachs tutor. Great tutor and great person.He has several great recommendations for tutors if he isn't available.

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    Darlene Esposito
    2/13/2018

    John was my tutor for both the TACHs Test and the SATs. I received half-to-full scholarships to every high school I applied to. After a successful highs school career I reunited with John to prepare for the SATs. The results were outstanding! I received the presidential scholarship to every private school I applied to ranging from $80-$100,000. I was accepted into, and chose to attend, the Macaulay Honors Program at College of Staten Island, CUNY on a full academic scholarship. I was tutored in group settings and can attest that John has a way with connecting to each student individually to ensure that everyone reaches their potential. For my family and I John was worth every penny as he’s saved us tens of thousands of dollars over the years. John Z tutoring is the real deal.

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    John Hoey
    4/28/2020
  • Very happy with my son’s tutoring experience with John. It is because of John’s knowledge, expertise and ability to instruct students for examinations that truly prepared my son for the difficult entrance examinations. My son was accepted into the best Catholic high school as well as receiving scholarships to other schools he applied to.

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    Ann
    2/29/2020

    John came very well reccomended. His process included evaluation, tutoring and re- evaluation which enabled us to really understand my daughter's strenghths, weaknesses and progress as she prepared for high school exams. John made sure my daughter was paired with study groups that were a good fit for what she needed to focus on academically. She was challanged, motivated, and had fun with John and her peers while learning. By exam time she was well prepared and very confident . The fruits her and John's efforts were realized this week with acceptances to all 3 TACHs choices, including a full scholarship to St. Joseph Hill Academy and partial scholarship to Xaverian. Congrats to both and thank you to John. Look forward to working with John again as my next middle schooler looking towards high school.

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    Jim A
    1/19/2019
  • John was very thorough in breaking down each topic area and giving specific test taking tips. He was flexible in meeting times and group sizes. John offered many opportunities to take full practice exams and gave feedback and stats for each.

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    Kristin McMorrow
    1/22/2020

    John’s tutoring was instrumental in getting my son a full scholarship offer to Farrell HS, and an offer to Staten Island Tech. His methods are helpful to my son and are the reason for my son’s success. He also tutors my daughter for SAT. I highly recommend his services.

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    Justin Chiu
    3/21/2020
  • This is excellent HSPT tutoring well worth the investment. Starting in the summer, we worked with Julian Rhine on John's team a couple of times a week via FaceTime/Skype. Through that and diligence completing more than 10 full practice tests, my son did well enough to get a full scholarship to Regis High School, as well as a full scholarship offer to St. Peter's Prep in JC, and scholarships to Seton Hall Prep and Oratory Prep. A total of more than $250k in scholarship money. THANK YOU for teaching him the skills needed to ace the test and to walk in with confidence. Julian was tremendous and John was a great resource to us as well. You'll be our first call in a few short years when it's time to start thinking about the SAT....Couldn't recommend more enthusiastically!

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    Michele Baer
    2/16/2018

John is an excellent tutor! He has thoroughly prepared my son for his high school entrance exams. John is an extremely intelligent individual but more importantly he is an effective teacher! I highly recommend John Z.!If my son needs a tutor in high school I will be calling on John and he will definitely be the one I have tutor my son for PSAT/SAT. – Liz , Breezy Point, NY on 10/15/14

John walks in the door and starts talking Chemistry. His teaching is dynamic and interactive. After struggling through an honors chem class for half of the year, I engaged John to tutor my son. The class was geared towards taking the SAT 2 Chem exam and my son had been scoring well below class average on many of the exams. Long story short, with John’s help he ended up scoring 770/800 on the Chem SAT 2. John was pleasant, optimistic, upbeat, and a pleasure to deal with and the proof is in the results.  –Michael in TriBeCa, NY on 7/15/14

My son had some challenges with his Physics. John has been a tremendous help in tutoring my son with his Physics class. He scored very well in his final exam. With John’s help, Physics became one of my son’s favorite classes. Thank you very much, John!!
– Caroline in Brooklyn for her son at Stuyvesant High School in Spring 2013

Every problem that we do, he helps me figure out the solution on my own so I can do other problems and succeed on tests.
-Dmitry in Brooklyn at Hunter College for Biophysical Chemistry in Spring 2013

After my son started with John his grades went up and with grades confidence level went up. Additionally, after retaking the SAT after working with John on the Math section, my son went up 80 points. Great tutor. Thanks John!– Gary in Brooklyn 2013 for his son in Physics, AlgebraII/Trig, and Sat Math

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High School Entrance Blog

HSPT and TACHS Scholarship Results 2020

Below is a summary of the results of 52 students who John Zaborskis consistently tutored for the TACHS and/or HSPT in individual and group lessons. Entering high school in September 2020, they earned over $1,733,000 in academic scholarships to high schools in Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn,...

HSPT and TACHS Scholarship Results 2019

Below is a summary of the results of 35 students who John Zaborskis consistently tutored and who took the TACHS and/or HSPT. They will enter high school in September 2019. Most prep was in group lessons but some was individual. They earned over $1,318,594 in academic scholarships to high schools...

HSPT, SHSAT, and TACHS Comparison

Most eighth graders will take at least one of the HSPT, SHSAT, and TACHS high school entrance exams in the fall. Many parents wonder which tests to take and prepare for in seventh grade. The goal of this post is to help you decide which are right for your student. Many students in Staten Island,...

Scholarships Blog

HSPT and TACHS Scholarship Results 2020

Below is a summary of the results of 52 students who John Zaborskis consistently tutored for the TACHS and/or HSPT in individual and group lessons. Entering high school in September 2020, they earned over $1,733,000 in academic scholarships to high schools in Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn,...

HSPT and TACHS Scholarship Results 2019

Below is a summary of the results of 35 students who John Zaborskis consistently tutored and who took the TACHS and/or HSPT. They will enter high school in September 2019. Most prep was in group lessons but some was individual. They earned over $1,318,594 in academic scholarships to high schools...

HSPT and TACHS Scholarship Results 2018

Below is a summary of the results of 26 students who we tutored and took the TACHS and/or HSPT. They will enter high school in September 2018. Most prep was in group lessons but some was individual or even over skype. They earned over $1,403,725 in academic scholarships to high schools in...

SAT and AP Chemistry Blog

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