“Professor Zajaros is truly everything any student needs to improve their performance at school and on standardized tests. My son, who has a true learning disability in the area of reading, prepared two to three times weekly for the ACT test over a period of three months with Professor Zajaros. The strategies and knowledge gained from Professor Zajaros not only has helped him improve his grades in school, but he also received an acceptable score on the ACT after only taking it one time for all of the colleges he is interested in exploring further.
“Thank you Professor Zajaros for your dedication to my son’s success! “
– Brooke Pillets, Lakewood, Ohio
Dear Professor Zajaros,
We would like to thank you for all you time and effort in helping Allison this past year. She was able to achieve a higher ACT and SAT score because of all the instruction you provided her. She went into the test feeling confident. Not only did you help her in taking the ACT and SAT but your instruction will also benefit her in her test taking skills now and in the future. Allison will have numerous colleges to pick from, once the application process begins. You were very flexible with scheduling your sessions around Allison’s busy schedule, which was so helpful. Allison thinks the world of you and your family. All of your instruction will definitely pay off in the future. Thanks again for all your help in Allison’s success!
Mike and Tracy Harrington, Avon Lake, Ohio
“Our son has always struggled in school. After trying our school district’s classroom aides and other suggested tutoring resources, my husband and I decided that we needed to get a tutor that could help our son in the foundation that he never developed throughout school. We had to correct the cause, not just the symptoms. We needed someone that could help in all subjects, no matter which subjects he needed help with, even French. Then, we came upon Westside Tutoring. This seemed like such a good fit. I sent an email to make an appointment; we met Jack at our home, and felt very comfortable entrusting him to tutor our son.
“Our son’s grades have consistently improved in the last two years. Our sophomore son has solid A’s and B’s, which we knew he was capable of doing. He is finishing homework days in advance on his own. Our son shows us the pages and pages he wrote during the session or explains what they worked on or what they read about or what was discussed. Even with our son asking questions to try to get Jack off task, this leads to other discussions and “teachable moments”. With Jack’s constant help and dedication, we have seen such growth in our son’s academics and character. It’s also helpful to know that Jack will work around our son’s extracurricular activities and has tried to accommodate our crazy family schedule.
“Our family has been blessed in so many ways since Prof. Zajaros has been in our son’s life!”
– Margo Ashbrook, Bay Village, Ohio
Subject: THANK YOU
Dear Dr. Zajaros,
“On behalf of Maria and myself, we would like to thank you for providing such a professional tutoring service. We would like people to know about your patient and effective SAT preparation.
“Our daughter had extremely poor performance in school, was discouraged, and felt a tremendous amount of anxiety as she approached the time of her SAT exam. We were most concerned that there was nothing that could be done to help her be successful. We contacted your office and set up a study program. After three months of 1:1 study sessions which included didactic and test taking strategy, Joanna was able to take the SAT with a confidence she would not have had if it weren’t for the excellent and personalized attention she received from Professor Zajaros. Professor Zajaros had suggested an educational evaluation for Joanna, and a learning challenge was identified which will help her in future studies.
“We are ecstatic that the second time Joanna took the exam; she had a 150 point increase from the previous exam.
“We believe because of Professor Zajaros, Joanna’s prospects for a college education have markedly improved. We emphatically recommend this service for any child having difficulty with these standardized exams.
“We would be willing to talk with anyone that is considering this service for his or her child.”
– Charles G. Linderman, M.D., FACS
MRDC International, General Director
Headquarters: Tirana, Albania
“One of our daughters has always had a reading comprehension problem. Although she gave maximum effort, she always struggled in school, particularly with standardized tests, despite in-school tutors and reading assistance. Thus, we dreaded the ACT college entrance exam for her. She took the June ACTs and scored a composite score of 18, which was in the 36th percentile nationally. We were worried about her chances of getting into a decent college. She was frustrated and a bit despondent.
“After some research, we found Professor John P. J. “Jack” Zajaros, Sr. via the internet. We called, and he immediately set up an appointment and came to our house, outlined his approach and put us at ease. Our daughter took to Jack and they worked together, on a flexible schedule, for several months.
“Here is her track record of improvement – with the national percentile in parentheses:
- June (before working with Jack):
- Composite: 18 (36%)
- English: 20 (51%)
- Math: 18 (42%)
- Reading 18 (36%)
- Science 17 (26%)
- October (after working with Jack):
- Composite: 24 (74%)
- English: 24 (74%)
- Math: 22 (61%)
- Reading 25 (75%)
- Science 24 (77%)
- December (continuing to work with Jack to enhance October scores):
- Composite: 25 (79%)
- English 23 (69%)
- Math 24 (73%)
- Reading 25 (75%)
- Science 26 (87%)
“Thus, working with Jack helped raised our daughter’s composite score from the 36th percentile, nationally, to the 79th percentile, nationally. Thus, the child that many had written off did better than about 4 out of 5 students, nationwide, who took the ACT!
“Moreover, these scores enabled her to get admitted to a very good college, one that we thought she had little chance of getting admitted to before working with Jack Zajaros. Thus, his working with her was a life-changing event, from an educational and college perspective.
“Working with Jack, and seeing the tangible and measurable results, also had the ancillary benefits of helping our daughter with her self-esteem and self-confidence. Jack’s studying techniques have also helped her with her regular school work and grades at Magnificat High School and will do so in college as well.
“We recommend Professor Jack Zajaros wholeheartedly and without hesitation.”
– John Farnan, Bay Village, Ohio
“Dear Professor Z,
Thanks for your all your help with my senior project. I know you spent a lot of your own time with me and I will never forget it. Things are great at M.U. I couldn’t have done it without your help. I was buried and you pulled me out. I “owned it,” just like you taught me to, and I came through it. I also found out that school was a whole lot more important than sports. Just like you said. Say hello to everyone back there for me.”
– Matt P.
”Hey Mr. Jack! I sure do miss your funny stories. You got me to smile when nothing else could. The A in biology gave me a case of the grins too. And at C.U. no less. Yeah! The phone calls have really helped me stay focused. Thanks. I am using the things you taught me, especially the time management stuff. The study skills lesson has really helped. I can almost hear your voice. “Set goals, Sas, small ones and big ones, short term and long term. And don’t forget the intermiddle. Keep it simple.” I can still hear it. “Intermiddle.” That always made me laugh. Still does! God Bless!”