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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Literacy, Remedial Reading & Encouragement

Mission: Momentum Tutoring will make it possible for all children, families, schools, and communities to receive the academic support they need in order to reach their true potential. PROVIDE "ON CAMPUS TUTORING" and "PAY WHAT YOU CAN SCHOLARSHIPS." Every student will have just what they need to succeed.

Results: We currently serve students from every Elementary School, Jr. HIgh School, and High School in Santee, PLUS several schools in nearby cities! We have been able to improve academic performance, boost student self-esteem, and reduce household stress since 2007.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 50% of Momentum's clients participate in scholarship programs.

Geographic areas served: Santee, Lakeside, El Cajon, La Mesa, Spring Valley, Poway, Alpine, San Diego

Programs: Private Tutoring Homework Clinics On Campus Tutoring Pay What You Can Scholarships

Community Stories

121 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter had a difficult time in school and activities due to the fact that she was behind in reading level. I’m less than 7 months she went from a level A to a level D and has gained confidence in her abilities. Momentum has made learning to read fun and keeps my daughter interested. I can’t thank them enough. My daughter loves going to her tutoring sessions. I often have to force her to leave!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Dr. Thomas Petersen co-founded Momentum Tutoring with his daughter in 2007. He loved to mentor, guide, advise and supervise. He was an avid researcher and was always learning new things and working on projects. Thomas encouraged others to move towards their potential, have a vision for the future, and go for it! His legacy of excellence continues on as Momentum Tutoring gets better, every day, in every way at providing support and enrichment to students of all ages an abilities.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My grandson was really struggling in math. I called Momentum and talked to Terri. After talking to her we felt it would be a good fit for him. Now he gets A’s in math, but also gets A’s and B’s in all his subjects. Not only does he get good grades, but his self confidence is out the window.

Carmen R.2

Advisor

Rating: 5

I am a graduate student with the University of San Diego, MA in Nonprofit Leadership and Management program. Recently, our graduate school team worked with Momentum Tutoring on a project. Our team researched Momentum for the quality of leadership, commitment to the mission, and financial health prior to our first meeting. We selected Momentum Tutoring for their high quality. I met with Terri (Founder/Executive Director) during business hours and saw first-hand the quality of services and personalization the tutors provide to the students. As a nonprofit professional and as a parent of college students, I highly recommend Momentum Tutoring to provide additional educational support for students of all ages.

Brian C. Huynh

Client Served

Rating: 5

Where do I begin? I remember coming into the Santee Public Library to work on my reading and writing skills with Terri Bohzor, the proud founder of Momentum Tutoring. Before then I hated reading, but Terri changed my mind after our first couple sessions. She actively sought books of interest that appealed to me when I was a kid. From reading the Berenstain Bears to National Geographic books on marine animals (Jellyfish I remember mostly), I grew to love reading and learning. From then on, Momentum helped me with my math homework ranging across simple multiplication problems to algebra. I stopped going to Momentum around my freshman year in high school because my confidence in school improved. I returned my senior year in high school and became a tutor because I wanted to give back to the center that supported me all those years. Working there surprised me because I realized I still had lessons to learn. Time management, compassion, discipline, and mentoring -- these were lessons I had yet to master. Momentum was a big part of my life as a former student and tutor, but it continues to be a part of my life today. To Momentum, I thank you for all the progress I have made, and, as your name suggests, I will continue to keep my own academic momentum going.

1 Jessica F.8

Client Served

Rating: 5

Momentum Tutoring is remarkable. They bring our whole family together on a united front education for our children. My kids love going there, and it works! It really helps them in school! We could not be happier!!! Thanks Terri!!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Frederick Beuchner, the noted American writer and theologian, said “Purpose is the place where your deep gladness meets the world’s needs.”

Well, after nearly 4 decades of our work in education, we discovered that Momentum Tutoring is a magical place where the deep gladness of the teaching team meets the critical learning needs of the students … and produces Excellence.

After several observation visits, discussions with the teaching team, and interactions with a variety of students, it’s clear to us that Momentum Tutoring offers one of the finest accelerated learning environments we have studied. Smiles on student faces, constant encouragement by the skilled teachers, and a culture of continual challenge to discover your best … all produce Learning, Growth, and Achievement..

Applause to the Momentum Team for all you are doing to lift the spirits of these young minds and pave the way for them to current and future success in life. You all make a difference for the students and for our community. Simply outstanding! Dr L & Dr K

1 Julie L.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you.
Terri
Momentum saved my daughters grade and my sanity. My Daughter forgot to let her Dad and I know that she had a biography report due in 1 days. Now she knew about the report for 2 weeks, but we found out about it as usual last minute. So instead of freaking out this time, I contacted Momentum. It was our first visit, and Jordan the Tutoring Angel we were assigned, helped my daughter focus and complete the entire the report. Normally the night before a report is due would have consisted of frustration, anger and bickering, with me basically doing the report for her.
Not this time! My daughter came home happy and proud and I wasn’t stuck staying up all night doing the report for her. Whats really great is my daughter learned how to do it and now feels more confident, plus she just loves her new friend Jordan. I can’t recommend them enough, they are amazing.

Thank you so much Jordan and Momentum!!!

1 Jill McElhaney K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter loved going to Momentum. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. Her tutor Ms. Jessica kept her working hard and having fun each session. My daughter went up 4 reading levels in 2-3 months and has a great new attitude about reading. Thank you!

1 Debbied

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter Cindy has the best tutor, Nolan.
He has helped her so much with math in 8th grade.
He is the best.
Cindy has been with Momentum Tutoring since Kindergarten. I don't
know what we would do without them.
Terri and all the tutors are so caring and patient.
Thank you for working with Cindy.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter Cindy has been with Momentum Tutoring since Kindergarten.
She does the homework clinic, private tutoring and has done the summer camps which were so much fun for her.
Because of Momentum Tutoring Cindy is on the honor roll and her grade is 4.0.
The tutors and Terri go above and beyond and really care about their students.
Terri has helped Cindy so much with her anxiety, and really cares about Cindy.
She makes sure the projects are done and Cindy gets A+'s on them.
I highly recommend Momentum Tutoring and don't know what we would have done without them.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Momentum has been the answer to all our prayers. My son is in the 5th grade and has been struggling since day 1. We got him an IEP and having been working hard to help him in every way possible. I finally got tired of him calling himself a failure and felt so defeated and I was feeling like I was failing him as a mother. The school told me about momentum and got in contact with terri she met my son and that is all she wrote. My son in the last 2 months he has been with nolan his tutor 4 days a week. He was getting 1 out of 4s on his test or 2s if he was lucky but he has been getting better he came in with a 3 out of 4 on his math test today. 1st try didnt have to go back to fix his wrong answer to help his score. Junior absolutely loves going to tutoring and is actually sad when he cant go on Friday. He told me it's his favorite place to learn. Today is the 1st day that I haven't worried about his future

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Momentum Tutoring has been an answer to our prayers.

Our son was in 2nd grade and had fallen behind in reading and writing. Homework had become a nightly struggle and he was worried about going to school each day. We knew he needed something else and that’s when we found Momentum Tutoring.

After the first interview we knew this was the place for us. The enrollment prcess was quick and easy and he was able to start right away. As of his first day with Momentum, his homework was done completely and neatly but most importantly he had enjoyed it.

Our son attended the summer program and he continued to work on his reading and writing. Their program was creative with special care to learning and creative aspects. And our favorite part was how excited he was every day to go to Momentum.

Our son has now started 3rd grade and has so much more confidence and his love of learning has been restored.

We look forward to keeping our son enrolled throughout his schooling.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a credentialed teacher who was recently hired at Momentum. I have been substitute teaching which is okay, but I knew something was missing. When I got hired at Momentum, I rediscovered my love for teaching. I create lessons and am an active part of students' education. It is encouraging to see their growth and hear the words "you make learning fun." I am very thankful for the opportunity to make a difference in the community by making learning a positive experience for students. Working at Momentum has also allowed me to work with parents and help relieve the stress of helping their child be successful in school. I have also become more confident in myself and my abilities, because Momentum has allowed me to use all my skills. Every day and in every way Momentum has made me better and better!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We love Momentum! They were there for us in time of need, helped my daughter build better habits, and now that she is applying for college, I love that she has maintained a relationship with her Momentum Tutors for all these years! High quality people and high quality tutoring!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Momentum is the greatest!!! My grandson was struggling in math. His teacher suggested I call them. After talking to Terri, we felt this would be a good fit for him. His first day of tutoring he came out with a big smile. He loves going to his tutor Jennifer. She has instilled so much self esteem, and the desire to learn in him. At the end of school in June, 2018, he received all, Meets Trimester Goals. This was due to Jennifer. Shw' the greatest.

1 Tiffany O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Momentum Tutoring is amazing. My son has been going to Momentum for a little over a year now and has improved so much. I was so excited to hear that they were doing a summer camp because I wanted my son to stay busy, have fun but also continue learning. Every day he looked forward to going. He would come home and just tell me all the fun stuff he did that day. I was just so thankful he had something to entertain him all summer.

I am looking forward to this school year because my son has gained so much more confidence over the summer, I can’t wait to see what he accomplishes.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My son started going to Momentum after his Kindergarten year. I was told from my sons school that he should be held back because his test scores were so low. So I was worried and desperate to find somewhere that could help him and get him ready for first grade. A friend recommended Momentum and we are so thankful. My son has shown so much improvement in these past few months, he is like a different kid. He has so much more confidence. Ms. Michelle is so great with him. I am just so thankful for Momentum and will definitely have my son going there for a long time.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This place is amazing, it’s such a great resource for school age kids and their parents struggling with a child’s academic growth. Terri and staff create a place that fosters growth, self confidence and learning. My son has improved so much since going to Momentum. Thank you Momentum!!!

My son ask to go back to Momentum vs. public school this fall, we reassured him he would still go for tutoring. He did the R.I.S.E program this summer.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Both my daughter and son have grown so much with the help of Terri and her wonderful tutors. My kids loved their summer camp, which is a difficult task to accomplish, and I love Momentum Tutoring for it's dedication to supporting, inspiring, and motivating my children to be better every day.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently learned about Momentum Tutoring when they reached out to my company to help educate their students. Terri and her team are so dedicated to giving back to the community, engaging high school and colleague students to mentor young students and to teach about a broad array of important topics. I had a blast meeting the students and Momentum team during a two-day program I did with them last month. I highly recommend others get involved - as students, volunteers, mentors, etc.

1 Kristine15

Client Served

Rating: 5

Momentum tutoring provides educational and life skills for those needing help in succeeding in education. My daughter has blossomed in her confidence attending elementary and now high school. She is succeeding at school where general education could not assist her. Momentum has changed her and ours lives!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter Grace has grown and achieved so much by spending time at Momentum for four years. From a girl who didn't enjoy reading to someone who now enjoys graphic novels and puts the effort into improving her grades, we are so pleased. Momentum has given her support, education and pride in who she is today.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I just want to say thank you for the great experience I had with momentum. Britney was so sweet and pleasant when I called to inquire about tutoring. She truly listened to my concerns and paired me up with the best tutor, Sierra.

Sierra made me feel so comfortable. She walked me through each problem and made sure I felt comfortable to move on to the next. Math has always been such a nightmare for me and it brings me to tears. Even now that I am an adult it still is my greatest weakness. After sitting with Sierra I have truly developed a confidence that I thought I didn’t have. She is a wonderful tutor and I think she is a great asset to momentum. Thank you again for the wonderful experience. From what I experienced you have a great team!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We found Momentum when my daughter was in second grade and she is now in sixth grade. She looks forward to going each day. She never enjoyed reading until we found Momentum. Now she loves reading a can't wait until a new book comes out from her favorite authors. This year we are happy to have the extra help with her math. We are so thankful to have found Momentum. Terri and her amazing staff do a wonderful job with each student. Whatever subject your child needs help in, Terri and her staff will find the right tutor and you will see leaps and bounds with your child's success.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter has been attending Momentum tutoring for the past year and half and I can't say enough wonderful things about this program. Loving and caring staff that always put the needs of the children first. My daughter attended camp this summer and was in heaven. Kept asking to go back. Thank you for all that you do for the kids. YOU ALL ARE AMAZING!!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Momentum Tutoring has done wonders for our son Tyler! His confidence level is up and he finally enjoys reading now. His tutor Michelle is great!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son is an 8th grader and has been going to Momentum for a year now. In one year my son has went up two grade levels in reading, he earned a 4.0 every semester since tutoring, he has went from all special education classes to now being in all general education classes except for one class. This was a huge goal for him that he wanted to accomplish. He continues to work hard with his tutor Haley. Haley has done a tremendous job helping him reach goals every day!! Terri has an awesome tutoring center that I would highly recommend to anyone. Momentum has been a life saver for us. Thank you, Haley, Terri, and Momentum!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My son has been going to Momentum for a couple months now. He has improved a great deal in this short amout of time. I can't wait to see what more time brings. Makes me so happy to see his confidence and independence improve every day! He has not missed a day and looks forward to it even after being at school for over 6 hours he does another 2 with his tutor each day. Thank you Momentum and thank you Hailey for your hard work helping my son!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We love momentum! My son started there last year when struggling with reading in first grade. He recently got glasses so that helped but Michelle has worked with him for the past 9 months and he now reads above grade level! They have been really great to our son and we would highly recommend then to everyone!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the great privilege of working with Terri. Her passion for teaching is such a breath of fresh air. She really cares about the children she works with. She is always researching and finding new ways to introduce fun concepts to help facilitate learning that keep up with the current curriculum. She also reinforces a positive working environment so each child will grow in confidence. Momentum Tutoring is a shinning star!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We learned about Momentum from a friend. Our son went to camp there this summer and I was a little worried because he's one of those people that doesn't really like homework/school. I was so relieved that after the first day he asked that he go to Momentum camps instead of the YMCA camps. I think it was a good mix of learning and fun.
The staff is professional, responsive and flexible. We will continue to take our son to Momentum and would refer anyone to them.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't say enough great things about Terri and Momentum tutoring they are fantastic. My 9 yr old son has pretty severe social anxiety and has a hard time with new people and places which makes some situations difficult, but everyone at momentum has gone above and beyond to help him feel comfortable. I started the tutoring camp this summer having to practically drag him to camp and now as the summer comes to an end he walks in no problem and leaves camp feeling proud of himself as everyone calls out bye as he leaves. The tutors are patient and kind and he's gained so much educationally that I feel so much better about starting 5th grade. I was so impressed with Momentum I'll be signing up my son for weekly tutoring during the fall. Thanks for a great summer Momentum tutoring !

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to thank Momentum and Ms. Marianne for all the help they have given my daughter Sienna over the last 3 years. Her confidence level has greatly improved along with her mathematic skills. The student/tutor bond is amazing. Momentum provides such a positive experience that goes far beyond just academics.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We are a Neurofeedback clinic in Lakeside that works with a great deal of children with ADHD. We have noticed that some of our clients have been accessing services from Momentum. Our clients and their parents have reported to us that this organization is wonderful. They feel that their children are being supported and that Momentum really cares about their education and learning. They have also said that their children's grades have improved, they feel more successful with learning, and they are now taking school more seriously. We have requested more business cards from Momentum because we will be sending a lot of clients over to them since they are doing such a wonderful job!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our son has been going to Momentum for a number years, we love everyone there! They are extremely caring and do what ever they can to help him grow and learn. We can tell by how he feels and has grown that Mrs Terri and her staff truly love what they do!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My son excel so much in writing after his time spent here! The owner/tutor was so fantastic with him. They got him to love writing! I cannot express how grateful we are. Thanks momentum

1 Kim_218

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son has been a student at Momentum Tutoring for 2 years and his Dad and I couldn't be more happy with his progress. He was a whole year behind due to a non-productive Kindergarten year at a Montessori school. His tutor at Momentum was instrumental in getting him caught up to his grade level and he is now reading above grade level. Besides the academic tutoring, he also meets weekly with a Spanish and guitar tutor and always looks forward to his time at Momentum! This is the BEST place in East County for tutoring and giving your child one-on-one instruction.

1

Client Served

Rating: 4

My son, now finishing up his Junior year in high school, is in his 3rd year with Momentum Tutoring! The weekly 1:1 sessions with a private aide are invaluable in maintaining his 'almost 4.0' GPA. He's determined to get that 4.0. This is especially important now that we are *this close* to applying to universities. Though the tutors he's assigned to have changed over the years, Momentum always seems to know who will be the best fit. He's currently working with Jacob and it's going really well.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Momentum Tutoring was able to quickly get my son started with his tutoring sessions. We appreciate all of the help Ms. Julia has provided our son, and he has really enjoyed working with her this year.