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, earning full scholarships throughout my academic career. Since 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.
Using this method, I’ve helped 7th and 8th graders earn over $9 million in scholarships to high school. In 2021, my students earned over $2.5 million in scholarships.
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. I concentrate on improving your mental flexibility about how to apply the rules to the system. Once understood, you can apply this method to most math and science problems. I seek to I encourage an appreciation for the material, sometimes with puns and jokes.
Preparing Students for the Long-term
My goal is to improve humanity’s math and science literacy one student at a time so that we can make more rational decisions, better solve our problems, and start colonizing the galaxy as soon as possible. Not only do we need to figure out ways to take care of our own planet better, but we also need to spread out among the stars to maximize humanity’s chance for long-term survival. None of our day-to-day problems or legacies matter if humanity is doomed to extinction.
Interconnectedness of Subjects
I prefer to teach Physics, Chemistry, and Calculus as they are thoroughly interrelated; it is hard to tell exactly where one discipline ends and the other begins. I am more of an academic coach than a tutor. I am always available by phone or email for any questions. I will rarely just give the answer; I prefer to walk you toward the solution and assist you past your weak points. I am excellent at finding the piece of information or logic that allows everything to flow for you. I customize each lesson for the way you think. I relate the material to things you already understand and show how it is interconnected. I often make up examples using your hobbies and interests and can even show you how certain equations affected history or art.
I always bring my tablet with a multitude of problems and tests for authentic practice. I promote clarity in logic by illuminating cognitive biases and proving them with math. I usually do not allow calculators and encourage estimations, mental math, and fraction use to speed up calculations. I relate much of the obscure vocabulary to Latin bases as I took 5 years of Latin. I promote long-term thinking and an aversion to waste. After an adequate level of understanding is achieved, I focus on nuances in the material for speed on tests and implications to our daily lives that flow from taking the concepts to their natural conclusions. I enjoy seeing that moment when something the student was struggling with becomes easy.
John Zaborskis Teaching Background
I passed the rigorous 8 hour long Fundamentals of Engineering Exam(FE) which tested every math and science topic I offer and some. I was a chemistry teacher at Xaverian High School in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. I have volunteered at St.Joseph-St. Thomas and Gonzaga schools helping students in math and science. I started tutoring calculus, physics Latin, and chemistry in 2002. I am a Chemical Engineer who earned his masters from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. I also graduated from Regis High School in Manhattan.
Tutored Students from all over NYC
I have successfully tutored many students from schools such as Pace, NYU, Columbia University, Stuyvesant, St. Ann’s, Xavier High School, LaGuardia, Bronx Science, Brooklyn Technical High School, Staten Island Tech, Xaverian/Genesis, McAuliffe, St. Joseph Hill and many others in physics, calculus, SAT Math, chemistry, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, high school entrance prep, and Latin. I can show you the simplicity in what you formerly considered was madness like I have for so many.
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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.
Highly recommend! My son was tutored by John for preparation for the TACHS exam. He was part of a group tutoring session, however, all of the students still got a very personalized tutoring experience. John was very open to the students asking questions, and would help the students with anything that they needed during the session. At one point, I was concerned with my son’s progress, and John took the time to have a long conversation with me to discuss ways in which we can help my son further. He then implement those changes, and the end result was my son doing very well on the exam and getting accepted into his high school choices. John is very friendly, helpful, interactive with the students, and very responsive to questions, not only questions my son had, but myself as well.
We were so luck to have John as a my son’s HSPT tutor. He is so knowledgeable and passionate about tutoring and very kind. He answers us right away. My son got accepted to the school where he wanted. Thank you John!
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 Taylor
Used John for Tachs tutor. Great tutor and great person.He has several great recommendations for tutors if he isn't available.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
Five stars is an understatement - it should be 10 stars on every aspect of this business - quality, service. value, professionalism, good communication all are above and beyond. The attention given to my son is astonishing. Taking a chance by reading reviews is well worth it. Your child's education is priceless, and if you want your child to excel to their best possible potential this is the place. Mr. Zaborskis, Kate, everyone involved has one intention - and its the best interest of your child's education. Just remarkable on every level. The patience John has makes all the difference, and it's all the time. John's interaction with each child, and as a group keeps the kids interested, and involved, and the results show. If you want to see a difference in your child's school work, and test grades, this is the place. Contact Master of Chemistry and schedule time - it will be the best choice you can make towards your child's education.
Great tutor, got me a full scholarship to Sea and Farrell, and got me entrance into SI Tech
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