Westside Tutoring and Testing Services
Professor John P. J. Zajaros, Sr.
Professor John P. J. Zajaros, Sr., or Professor Z, or just Jack…grew up in Bay Village, Ohio.
Jack Zajaros, or Professor Z as almost all the students call him, is an Eagle Scout. The Eagle Scout was awarded to John Zajaros by the Boy Scouts of America while he was serving as the Senior Patrol Leader, Troop 41, Bethesda-on-the-Bay Lutheran Church, Bay Village, Ohio. The professor attended Bay High School, where he was class president and a member of the student council. He was also a member of the All-Ohio Boy’s Band and the award winning Bay Village High School Symphonic Band (first chair tuba–yup, the tuba). The Professor was also a member of the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s state championship wrestling team(also Bay High), a member of The Choraleers, and a member of the choir. Professor Zajaros also played football, in high school and college; and, he ran track for Bay High, setting several records.
Professor Z enlisted in the US Army and is an honorably discharged veteran and Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).
John graduated summa cum laude (3.97) with a B.A. in anthropology and history and a minor in psychology. Professor Zajaros has been or is currently a member of Psi Chi (psychology honor society), Phi Alpha Theta (history national honor society), and the Golden Key National Honor Society.
Upon graduation, Professor Z was also recognized by the anthropology department and was awarded the High Achievement in Anthropology Award for research, field work, and the highest GPA. John was then awarded the Miriam White Graduate Assistantship by SUNY-Buffalo (turned down), a graduate assistantship to the University of Arizona (also refused), and a NSF sponsored doctoral fellowship, a straight from B.A. to Ph.D. program, bypassing the masters degree completely. The doctoral fellowship was 1 of only 6 offered worldwide and was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and administered by several premier graduate schools in New York. John was also offered an assistant professor position at a well-known college in Manhattan.
After completing his studies, Professor Z returned to Ohio and, with his wife Connie, raised four wonderful children: Jackie (April 21, 1976 – July 1, 2013), Allie, Kayleigh, and Emily.
Professor Z has been coaching, tutoring, and mentoring students and student athletes for more than 30 years, specializing in students diagnosed with:
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Asperger’s Syndrome
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- And a myriad of other learning challenges
We succeed after other tutors, and tutoring mills, have failed!
Because the student is Professor Z’s primary concern…always!
The professor has also created a Gifted Students Program: coaching, tutoring, and mentoring students seeking an edge as they compete for admission to some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country.
Our students, regardless of the learning challenges they may face, always excel after working through our program. Our kids, and they’re all kids if they’re younger than Professor Z, vastly improve their grades and their ability to study effectively and manage time efficiently…always!
Finally, Westside Tutoring and Testing Services offers a two month Summer Reading Program. The reading program focuses on the best, current American Literature (fiction and nonfiction). The Summer Reading Program has been offered as a 1-on-1 program for individuals seeking to gain a real edge…an edge not only in reading comprehension, but in oral expression and writing.
The Summer Reading Program advantage has also been immediately apparent for our students taking college entrance exams, and when job seeking! The Summer Reading Program is also offered as a small group program (3-4 students) for the first time in the summer of 2013. Both the 1-on-1 Summer Reading Program and the small group program are taught over a two month period by Professor Z (call 440-821-7018 for info).
Westside Tutoring and Educational Services formally went online in August of 2008.
Jack, Connie, the kids, and the grandkids all live in and love Ohio.
Yes, you heard right!
Three amazing little granddaughters, small and beautiful, are the light in Professor Z’s life. McKenna Faye, Brynn Elizabeth, and Kailyn Christine keep us very busy!
So, let our family serve yours!
Let’s take the first step together….
Give us a call for a no cost consultation and assessment.
Professor John P. J. Zajaros, Sr.
Serving Ohio for More than 30 Years!
PS, You can also check out our main site Westside Tutoring & Testing Services for an in depth look at the test prep (e.g., ACT, PSAT, SAT, LSAT, GRE, GMAT, PRAXIS, GED, ASVAB, etc.) and tutoring services offered (e.g., algebra, biology, chemistry, English, geometry, history, etc). Westside Tutoring and Testing Services offers tutoring in every subject and at every level. Limited enrollment, of course!