One-stop resource for all things high school admissions, entrance, and scholarship preparation/information for your sixth or seventh grader. John Zaborskis will help answer any of your high school admissions questions and help you navigate the confusing process; I’ve helped students earn over $12.8 million in scholarships since 2015.

For example: 2022 Results – $3.8 million in scholarships with 13 out of 20 students passing the Regis Exam

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High School Admissions Practice Exams

First, practice tests are given periodically to help identify strengths/weakness, group similar students with similar goals together, and compare to future practice tests.

Schedule a High School Admissions Practice Exam for TACHS, HSPT, SHSAT, or ISEE here

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Learn more about which test your student should take at HSPT, SHSAT, and TACHS Comparison , ISEE Compared with HSPT , SSAT Compared with HSPT:

Prepare with Weekly One-on-One or Group Lessons

Our goal is to improve in your student’s weak areas in individual or group lessons and make it fun and painless. John aims to consolidate knowledge they have seen in school but may have forgotten after the test. John’s goal is to help students learn the material so well that they never forget it. Then, they can easily pull it up for a test and later apply it to their lives. We think that for society to thrive and meet its challenges, everyone must have at least a minimal understanding and working knowledge of math, science, and language at the bare minimum. We hope to help you raise responsible adults. Lessons start many months or years before the exams for optimal results. Lessons are typically once per week. We have weekly homework to reinforce what they learn in session and in school based on the types of problems they solved least accurately compared to our past students.

Book a High School Admissions Individual or Group Lesson for SHSAT, HSPT, SSAT, ISEE, and/or TACHS

High School Information & How to Rank Choices

If you’re not sure what high school is best for your student, we can suggest which would be the best fit, which they can get into, and which tests they should likely take. We have troves of data from previous students and their practice tests to help determine if they are on the right path. Additionally, you can review research we’ve updated on each school like:

Some of the best all boys high schools in NYC

Some of the best all girls high schools in NYC

We can also provide information with school ranking when applying. For the TACHS, each school gives scholarships/admissions based on how you rank them. It is easier to earn a scholarship or entrance to most schools if you rank them higher. There is a delicate balance that needs to be applied to achieve maximum results.

High School Admissions Applications

We will make sure you write your best application you can. We will not write the application for you. These applications often have essays. Some of the scholarship exams like Notre Dame Academy require an in person essay. We will not write anything for you but we can tell you how we think it can improve and if it is adequate for your abilities and your goals. This will help the student write better essays in the future. We have some excellent writing teachers who also work as writers or editors.

High School Entrance Interview Prep

Interview preparation for schools like Regis, Marymount, Sacred Heart, and Mary Louis Academy. Only some schools require interviews for admissions.

Signup for a mock Regis interview or other high school interview here

High School Entrance Choice

After you’ve opened up all of the doors, it’s time to choose one. We always say that it’s best to open up as many doors as possible and then walk through the best door when the time comes. A lot can change between when you are preparing and when you choose. Our tutors can offer our opinion on what we think might be the best fit.

Start Here for High School Admissions Lessons for Your 5th – 8th Grader

Below will prompt you to register for a free practice test and count the initial payment toward the first lesson. Next, we will determine the best group based on your student’s goals, scores, and availability. We’ll have small group lessons once a week until the real exams with multiple (free) practice exams for each type of test. After each practice test, we will email a thorough breakdown of the results with specific recommendations to improve. In class, we’ll focus on the types of questions solved least accurately compared to our previous students. We can also help you rank choices optimally on the TACHS or SHSAT as well as with the interviews for some schools. Students’ grades and test scores tend to improve, and they have had over $12.8 Million in Scholarships 2015-2022.

After checkout, you will be emailed Goals and Availability (password future), which will ask for any other information necessary for us to give optimal lessons and make optimal groups. If you don’t receive the email, you can fill it out here. It takes most parents less than 5 minutes.

After checkout, you will be emailed Goals and Availability (password future), which will ask for any other information necessary for us to give optimal lessons and make optimal groups. If you don’t receive the email, you can fill it out here. It takes most parents less than 5 minutes.

After checkout, you will be emailed Goals and Availability (password future), which will ask for any other information necessary for us to give optimal lessons and make optimal groups. If you don’t receive the email, you can fill it out here. It takes most parents less than 5 minutes.

After checkout, you will be emailed Goals and Availability (password future), which will ask for any other information necessary for us to give optimal lessons and make optimal groups. If you don’t receive the email, you can fill it out here. It takes most parents less than 5 minutes.

After checkout, you will be emailed Goals and Availability (password future), which will ask for any other information necessary for us to give optimal lessons and make optimal groups. If you don’t receive the email, you can fill it out here. It takes most parents less than 5 minutes.

After checkout, you will be emailed Goals and Availability (password future), which will ask for any other information necessary for us to give optimal lessons and make optimal groups. If you don’t receive the email, you can fill it out here. It takes most parents less than 5 minutes.

Practice Tests

List of Scholarships Earned Through Tutoring

Tutoring HSPT and TACHS Scholarship Results 2022

Tutoring HSPT and TACHS Scholarship Results 2022

Below is a summary of the results of 98 students who John Zaborskis and associated tutors consistently helped prepare for the TACHS, HSPT, and/or similar high school admissions exam in individual and group lessons online. Elina, Rhyz, Jordan, Liam, Cassidy, Jasky, Adham, and others helped students entering high school in September 2022 earn over $3,800,000 in academic scholarships to high...

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Tutoring HSPT and TACHS Scholarship Results 2021

Tutoring HSPT and TACHS Scholarship Results 2021

Below is a summary of the results of 80 students who John Zaborskis consistently tutored for the TACHS and/or HSPT in individual and group lessons online. Entering high school in September 2021, they earned over $2,507,000 in academic scholarships to high schools in Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Long Island. This is over $9 million in scholarships for 8th grade...

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HSPT and TACHS Scholarship Results 2020

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, and Queens. This is over $6 million in scholarships for eighth grade students from 2016-2020. Regis...

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HSPT and TACHS Scholarship Results 2019

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 in Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn, and New Jersey. Regis High School, Manhattan - Regis High...

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HSPT and TACHS Scholarship Results 2018

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 Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn, and New Jersey. Regis High School, Manhattan - Regis High School...

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