You can pay me now…
…or you can pay me later!
The same holds true for almost everything in life…but it is especially when it comes to teaching, tutoring, coaching, and even monitoring. Yes, there are a handful of people who are at the top of their game and give back, myself included. But it is also necessary to keep the lights on, feed our families, and keep a roof over their heads.
But I’m getting ahead of myself! Take a look at this blast from the past and then we’ll talk. Okay?
It’s interesting how many people think the ad campaign associated with the above-mentioned quote was a General Motors, Mr. Goodwrench campaign. Ultimately, it really doesn’t matter anymore because, like so many other unique selling phrases, it has grown out of the original context and has become part of our national culture.
“Pay me now or pay me later” has become one of those phrases everyone can relate to, a message that has outgrown its original intent.
Other phrases that speak to being cheap in the short run and having to pay a much greater price in the long run include:
“You get what you pay for!”
“Penny wise and pound foolish!”
This next one is one of my favorites:
“Jumping over $20 bills to pick up pennies!”
And here’s one that has all sorts of meanings and implications…but it also applies here:
“You reap what you sow!”
The purpose of the first part of this post is, or at least should be, transparent.
In fact, all you have to do is type in a few keywords and you’ll have a sense of the wide range in qualifications and fees for tutors in the Northeast and North Central Ohio areas; and, in particular, for tutors serving suburban Cleveland.
Ironically, I am usually not the first tutor most students see. However, in almost every instance, I am the last. Sadly, in to many instances I am the fourth or fifth tutor a struggling student has been subjected to before the full weight of “pay me now or pay me later” kicks in. If that makes the reader a bit uncomfortable, I apologize. Unfortunately, I see to many of the above-mentioned “tutors” advertising themselves as professionals when they are as far from it as one can possibly get and still keep a straight face.
Being sorta good at math and English in high school and/or college does not prepare a “tutor” to work with students who are failing one or more classes…with or without dealing with the added challenges associated with ADD, ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome, or worse!
And it certainly doesn’t justify wasting a student’s time and their parent’s money while they find that out!
Part II: Westside Tutoring and Testing Services Offers Professional ADD and ADHD Tutoring Services for Students throughout Suburban Cleveland and Northeast Ohio!
Westside Tutoring and Testing Services Specializes in Middle School and High School Students, Professional Tutor with More than 30 Years Experience
Westside Tutoring and Testing Services offers tutoring, mentoring, and coaching for students and student athletes from 5 to 65. Professor John P. J. “Jack” Zajaros, Sr. has been tutoring students for more than 3 decades.
This is a partial list of schools, school districts, and cities our students have come from. To list all of the students we have tutored over the years would be impossible:
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland State University
Cuyahoga Community College
John Carroll University
Kent State University
Lake Erie College
Lakeland Community College
Lorain County Community College
Magnificat High School
Saint Augustine’s Academy
Saint Edward’s High School
Saint Ignatius High School
Saint Joseph’s Academy
And many, many more!
Professor John P. J. “Jack” Zajaros, Sr., “Professor Z” or “Jack” to most of his students, has tutored, mentored, and coached students from kindergarten through graduate and professional school in almost every subject you can think of.
Additionally, Professor Z has helped students study for and pass the following exams (again, a partial list):
- Nursing board exams and many of the classes leading up to graduation from nursing school and the exam
- The PRAXIS series for individuals entering the teaching profession and seeking teacher certification
- United States Armed Forces Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) for individuals attempting to enter the military and qualify for a better job or skill
- Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT)
- And so many more!
Professor Z has also helped students:
- Overcome test anxiety – for students at every level, from middle school to medical school
- Develop study skills – necessary to improve performance
- Time management – in order to use time more efficiently
- To qualify for scholarships and for participation – for athletics at the high school and college/university level
- To meet eligibility requirements – GPA and SAT or ACT scores to qualify for NCAA eligibility
Some of the courses Professor Z has provided tutoring services for over the years include (K through professional school, as well as adult and post grad studies):
Anatomy and Physiology (as well as Gross Anatomy)
Anthropology (Cultural, Biological, Forensic, and Physical Anthropology)
AP Courses in almost every discipline
Biology (all levels and sub disciplines)
Ecology and Human Ecology
Economics – Macroeconomics and Microeconomics
Embryology and Vertebrate Embryology
English and English Composition
Genetics and Micro Evolutionary Genetics
Geography and Physical Geography
History (US History, European History, Russian History, Japanese History, Chinese History, Meso-American History, Roman History, Greek History, African Civilization and History, Egyptian History, World History, etc)
Honors Courses in almost every discipline
Literature – African-American Literature, American Literature, British Literature, etc.
Political Science and US Government and Politics
And again, much, much more!
Professor Zajaros has helped students with personal statements for competitive high school, undergraduate, graduate, and professional school admission…as well as helping with the application itself.
Westside Tutoring and Testing Services:
Is the logical outgrowth of a lifelong love for learning and teaching. Professor Zajaros’ son, John P. J. Zajaros, Jr. (April 21, 1976 – July 1, 2012), struggled throughout his life with the challenges presented as a result of ADHD. We know so much more about ADD, ADHD, and other learning challenges than we did 3 decades ago.
It has has been Professor Zajaros’ goal to reach and help as many students affected with ADD and ADHD as possible…to help as many children and adults as possible overcome this terrible learning disability and move on to a happy and productive life.
With the assistance of teachers, guidance counselors, and other support staff, Professor Zajaros has been able to reach hundreds of children over the years and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
In addition to ADD, ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome, and other learning challenges, Professor Z also works with Gifted students and so-called average students, there are no average students, who are struggling to bring their grades up in one or more courses and for any number of reasons.
If you, your son, or your daughter is in need of assistance, call Professor Zajaros today!
There is no time like the present and the longer you wait, the more time it will take. If you anticipate that you, your son, or your daughter is going to have problems with a specific subject or with a number of subjects, there is no time like the present to call for a consultation and assessment.
Call today for a free consultation and in depth assessment!
Professor John P. J. “Jack” Zajaros, Sr.
Westside Tutoring and Testing Services
Lakewood, Ohio 44107
Or email: TheProfessor@Westside-Tutoring.com