Tutoring Home of John Zaborskis
Specialized High School Test Prep group and private tutoring from a graduate who scored in the 99th percentile on those tests
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High School Admissions Tutoring Program with some of the best results in the country
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!Nicole Digerolamo1/22/2020
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.Ann2/29/2020
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!Michele Baer2/16/2018
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.John Hoey4/28/2020
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...Jack Doyle4/20/2018
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.Dororhy Bligh4/02/2020
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 2017Marie Allen2/02/2017
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 JohnAlta Boulos4/21/2020
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.Tara Lombardo3/07/2018
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.Dave Clark1/17/2020
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!Amy Perrotta2/25/2020
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.Cynthia LaCaprucia Taylor3/28/2017
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.Jim A1/19/2019
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.Ms. Franzreb2/13/2018
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.Kristin McMorrow1/22/2020
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!Tara Sessa-Hynes11/30/2017
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.Susan Jaenicke3/08/2017
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
SAT and AP Chemistry Blog
College entrance exams such as the SAT and ACT are challenging exams that assess students’ mastery of skills and attempt to predict their future success. Colleges and universities use SAT and ACT scores as data to compare all applicants for admissions. Of course, this data is not the only way...
Happy New Year! This is a great time to practice and get ahead before all of your days to study "argon" before these difficult exams. The chemistry Regents (retake) is on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. January Regents Schedule The SAT II Subject Test in Chemistry will be offered on Saturdays,...
Map of important ideas in Chemistry for the SAT, AP, and Regents Exams I've sketched some of the most important ideas for the SAT II Subject Test in Chemistry, AP Chemistry Exam, and New York Regents Chemistry Exam in the above concept map. This is by no means an exhaustive concept map. It...
In order to get a perfect 800 score on the SAT II Subject Test in Chemistry, the True-False section is the most unique and the most difficult for many students. In addition to the standard way to handle True-False questions, you must also bubble CE afterward if both statements are true and the...
The Chemistry Advanced Placement Exam and SAT Subject Test in Chemistry require similar skill sets but slightly different preparation. For both, a tutor can give your high school student the edge on a competitive field. SAT Chemistry is a great exam to have on your college application as most...
List of Scholarships Earned Through Tutoring
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, and Queens. This is over $6 million in scholarships for eighth grade students from 2016-2020. Regis...
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 in Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn, and New Jersey. Regis High School, Manhattan - Regis High...
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 Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn, and New Jersey. Regis High School, Manhattan - Regis High School...
Below is a summary of the results of about 40 students that I tutored who will enter high school in September 2017. Most prep was in group lessons. They earned over $1,400,000 in academic scholarships to high schools in Manhattan, Staten Island, and Brooklyn. Regis High School, Manhattan five full four-year scholarships/acceptances-valued at over $20,000/year = more than $80,000 over four years...
Below is a summary of the results of 25 students that I tutored who entered high school in September 2016. They earned a sum of over $430,000 in academic scholarship money to high schools in Manhattan, Staten Island, and Brooklyn. 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...
High School Admissions Blog
Loyola NYC High School at 83th Street Admissions Profile for Parents Loyola NYC is co-ed college preparatory school. In fact, it’s the only co-ed, independent, Jesuit high school in all of New York City. This secondary school challenges men and women to 'become intellectually fulfilled, open to...
St. Joseph By the Sea Admissions Profile for Parents St. Joseph By the Sea is co-ed college preparatory school in the Huguenot neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. Founded in 1963, its goal is to educate young men and women in ‘in the image of Jesus Christ.’ The stated mission of this school...
Founded in 1881, Convent of the Sacred Heart is the oldest independent girls’ school in Manhattan. Despite its name, it is not a "convent" but an independent Pre-K to grade 12 school. Sacred Heart is comprised of a Lower (Pre-K – grade 4), Middle (grades 5-8), and Upper School (grades 9-12),...