How to Effective Tutor, Mentor, and Coach Students Diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

I am routinely asked for advice, predominantly from other tutors, about how to improve their effectiveness.

The most common questions have to do with how to reach, and effectively tutor, students diagnosed with ADHD. As a matter of fact, I have had calls from as far away as California and British Columbia. My hat goes off to the young men and women who are seeking out any information that will give them an edge and provide insight into how to help their students.

This video is a bit long…and I didn’t work from a script. That being said, I believe it will help. As a matter of fact, if this video helps just one tutor help one student, then I believe it will have been worth the time…for all concerned.

Thank you for taking the time and making the effort to hone your craft. I hope the information in this video will help both you and your student.

To that end, I wish you all the best! Please let me know what you think! I will try to respond to any questions in a timely manner.

Professor John P. J. “Jack” Zajaros, Sr.
Westside Tutoring & Testing Services
Serving the Students of Northeast Ohio Since 1980!
216-712-7004 (office)


Was It Good Enough: Inspired by Tom, Jacob, and Finding Welken

I met with a father and his son last night. It was late at night. In fact, it was late in so many respects.

I saw so much of myself, my son, the trajectory of my life in theirs.

If their is a God, I hope He or She or It gives me the strength to make a difference.

If their is no God, then I pray for the strength to do the same.

When all is said and done, when we come to the end of things, the end of our time, it’s just The Man in the Mirror. In that moment you have to ask yourself just one thing: Was it enough? No, not just “Was it enough?”

Was it good enough?

Only you can answer that question when the time comes.

Only you….

Finding Welken is film by Jay Salbert “about finding the things that connect us. Inspired by George Orwell’s 1984 (Book 1, Chapter 10).”

We are all so different; and yet, we are all so much alike under the sky and stars…

Finding Welkin from Jay Salbert on Vimeo.


How to Earn a Top Score on the ACT

How to Earn a Top ACT Score: 9 Steps to Your Desired ACT Score Interestingly, there are as many tutors, test prep companies, books, blogs, and websites dedicated to improving your ACT score as there are students taking the all-important standardized college/university admissions test this year. Do you think I’m exaggerating? Okay, a challenge then! […]

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A New Look for Westside Tutoring & Testing Services

Spring Break 2014: Spring Cleaning and an Aggressive Reshaping of Westside Tutoring & Testing Services’s Online Image. In other words, we are seeking The Ultimate Internet Image for Westside Tutoring & Testing Services! As we continue to grow and our students continue to flourish, our reputation has flourished as well. As a result, we feel that it […]

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Westside Tutoring & Testing Services’ ACT-SAT Honor Roll for 2013

Congrats to all of the Westside Tutoring & Testing Services students who achieved WTTS ACT-SAT Honor Roll status by earning scores in the 90th percentile on the SAT and/or ACT in 2013.  Over the past year (2013), we have had the privilege and pleasure of working with students from all over NE and North Central Ohio…all […]

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How to Define a Successful Tutor-Student Relationship

What are the 4 Es in Every Successful Tutor-Student Relationship Over the past two or three weeks I’ve been asked the same sort of questions during the initial consultation and assessment with prospective students and their parents. Interestingly, the questions and concerns seem to be centered around the same notions…and they are totally understandable! Basically, they […]

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Video: How to Hire the Best Tutor for Students Diagnosed with ADHD

Hiring the Best Tutor and a Steve Jobs Tribute Written by Hugh MacLeod of Gapingvoid Art A thought-provoking tribute written by a wonderfully warm and incredibly talented and provocative young artist! If you’ve followed me for any length of time, you know why I’ve shared Hugh MacLeod’s brilliant tribute to Steve Jobs. If you haven’t and don’t, please […]

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The OGT Secret: The Ohio Graduation Test is NOT a Graduation Test!

The Secret to the OGT is really no a secret at all… …the OGT is the worst idea in education period! Cartoon credit goes to Chris Pearce of Teachable Moments! The OGT is, in my opinion, the biggest blunder ever committed by adults charged with pushing our young people up, not down…affecting tens of thousands […]

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ADHD Moments: Slow but Sure Wins the Race – Win Over Your ADHD Student

We all know “Slow but sure wins the race” between the tortoise and the hare! Did you know “Slow but sure” will also win over your ADHD student? The greatest challenge when working with ADHD students is getting them to slow down and focus! It takes time, practice, and determination! It also takes practice to […]

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Rock Your Entrance Exam: Begin Your ACT and/or SAT Prep Today!

Test Anxiety? Well, Our ACT and SAT Prep Students Rock the House! Rid Yourself of Test Anxiety Once and for All! Whether this is your first time taking the ACT or SAT (many of our students do, in fact, take both more than once), or your second, third, fourth, or seventh* time through…the Westside Tutoring and Testing […]

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