I offer a comprehensive multi-year, long-term math and science high school plan that will cover all your student’s needs from 7th grade to Senior year in high school. If you are interested, I will continually expand upon what they are learning and stress ideas that they will need in other courses. I will be proactive rather than remedial and make sure they are on top of everything. Some parents have said that I am 100% dedicated and will do whatever it takes to make sure the student succeeds over time.
General Academic Plan from 7th Grade to College
Students typically start for SHSAT prep or TACHS prep in 7th grade and continue long-term.
I build their math and critical thinking foundation so that they swim through the Living Environment (Biology) and Algebra Regents in either 8th grade or as 1st year freshman in high school.
They will react well to Chemistry and see all the angles when they get to Geometry by sophomore year. This includes the Regents, AP, and/or SAT II in all subjects.
You will be shocked by how much they understand about Physics, Trigonometry, Calculus, and the SAT in junior year and beyond. Junior year is typically the most difficult and most important year for college admissions and being well prepared before that can make all the difference.
If I’m unable to help at something, I’ll recommend someone who can. There are specialists available in English, history, language, and other subjects to help students who I tutor as they know they are good students.
The progression for many students is not the same as below; we will adjust to your needs. Below is just a sample progression which applies for most. If your student is with us for many years, you can expect to learn a lot from these excellent tutors during these time frames:
Long-Term Math and Science Plan for Every Grade
Grade 6 or Grade 7: Start with High School Admission Prep with John Zaborskis – Schedule a Practice Test or find out more at High School Admissions Home
Grade 8 and 9: Algebra 1 Regents – Julian Rhine, David Basha Book Me
Grade 8 and 9: Living Environments Regents – Biology teacher at Stuyvesant or Xaverian; Mike Book Me
Grade 8 and 9: Earth Science Regents – This same teacher also studied geology in college. They rock. Book Me
Grade 10: Chemistry – John Zaborskis, Stacy Goldstein Book Me
Grade 10: Geometry – many great tutors
Grade 11: Physics – John Zaborskis, David Basha Book Me
Grade 11: Algebra 2/Trigonometry – Julian Rhine, David Basha Book Me
Grade 11: SAT – John Zaborskis, Elina Mishuris Book Me
Grade 12 and college: Calculus – John Zaborskis, Julian Rhine Book Me ; You’re specializing in some complex material at this point. Get help from long term tutors and recent graduates who know what you are going through. You may get to have some of the same tutors and teachers you had in previous years depending on what you are studying. We’ve still got your back after high school.
We offer discounts and creative payment options for this if you choose a multiyear, long-term plan.
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.
I would highly recommend John and his team as a TACHS tutor . My son did exceptional well and both the TACHS exam and the scholarship tests for the Catholic High admissions. I had recommended to some of my friends and family.
My son and I had a wonderful experience with Kate in preparing for the Regis interview. She provided meaningful counsel and perspective. As a parent, you may know that some things are simply best left to a professional. Kate is that professional. Her words of advice were heeded by my son and as a result he was more at ease and confident in his interview with Regis. I am happy to report he was invited to join the Regis community. Thank you Kate for your patience and generosity. Speaking with you was like talking to an old friend, a confidant. While you helped out son you also helped a very anxious mother. You are greatly appreciated and I recommend you without hesitation.
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!
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
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!
John offers exceptional preparation for the TACHS exam. My son was in a small group with similar ability students. He felt well prepared and confident on the day of the exam. John explained the results of every practice exam at length to me when I asked. My son did an exceptional job on the TACHs exam. He even received scholarships to two of his three choices, thanks to John’s tutoring service.
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.
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!!
Excellent tutor. Both John and Elina did a fantastic job providing lot of practice questions in math, English, analytical ability. There were times when we requested new questions to be integrated for the practice exams, and both the tutors happily did that. The tutors were extremely knowledgeable and informative. Kate was so nice and wonderful, talked with us many times, helped us in placing my daughter in the group classes with similar students. My daughter got high percentile scores in HSPT, TACHS, as well as BUTLER Scholar Exam. She was accepted in all the schools and also all honors program. She is very happy that she got in to one of her favorite schools with scholarship. Definitely recommend them for test prep for high school.
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.
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!
John is a great tutor. My sister got a full scholarship and was accepted into her top 3 schools with his help.
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.