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.

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Half the students in the program earned a large scholarship

This is a sum of over 1.7 million dollars in academic scholarships. Most students made all three high schools on the TACHS and were accepted to at least their first choice. Many were accepted to the Honors and/or Scholars programs to schools such as Notre Dame Academy, Moore Catholic High School, and many of the best schools in the NYC area above.

The average award of all 52 students was over $33,335 in scholarships over four years. If a student received a scholarship, his or her individual average was $66,670. The median of those students was $42,730.

26 out of the 52 students earned a scholarship over $10,000. This is half of students John Zaborskis tutored.

20 students earned at least $25,000 in combined scholarships. This is about 2 out of every 5 students.

12 students earned at least $50,000 in combined scholarships. This is slightly less than 1 out of every 4 students.

5 of those students earned at least $100,000 in combined scholarships. This is about 1 out of every 10 students.

John Zaborskis has helped students earn over $7 million in scholarships.

See our past TACHS and HSPT scholarship results since 2016 here: High School Admissions Scholarship Results

2016 Results – $430,000 in scholarships

2017 Results – $1.4 million in scholarships

2018 Results – $1.4 million in scholarships

2019 Results – $1.3 million in scholarships

2021 Results Coming soon – Over $1 Million in scholarships – 10 out of 13 students passed the Regis exam in November 2020

Preparation for the rigorous high school entrance exams in New York such as the Test for Admission to Catholic High Schools and High School Placement Tests has already begun. Contact me to talk about how we can get the best results from your student. Sixth and seventh grade is the best time to start, not only because of the impending high school entrance exams but also because grades in school in seventh grade matter heavily for entrance into most high schools. Above all, most topics in algebra, physics, chemistry, math, and calculus rely on concepts learned/mastered around 7th and 8th grade.

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Before the first lesson, I like for all high school entrance students to take a practice test to identify areas of focus, compare to future tests, and suggest tutoring groups or individual lessons. After that, we will have multiple TACHS, HSPT, and SHSAT practice tests before the real ones. Schedule a TACHS or HSPT Practice Test here: Schedule Appointment

Comparison of the HSPT, SHSAT, and TACHS

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