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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

100 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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!!!!

1 Tiffany O.

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.

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 Kristine15

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My daughter is learning to enjoy reading now! Momentum staff have always been encouraging, kind and respectful of her. We are thankful for Momentum.

1 Debbied

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

My daughter attended 5 weeks of summer camps and loved every minute of it. It was such a well balanced full day camp with math, reading, writing, a field trip of walking, swimming, running and going to the library, also music and singing and artwork. She has such a good start to 5th grade and she didn't think of it as work, just fun.
All the tutors, volunteers and Terri are so caring and do everything to make the children comfortable and to have fun. She will definitely attned the summer camps next year.
She also attends the homework clinic after school which makes it so much easier when she comes home, her homework is done. Terri has really encouraged and helped Cindy with her painting. She is so patient and so talented.
Thank you Momentum, we are so happy to have you in our lives.

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!

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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!!

1

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.

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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.

1

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.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Terri's passion of helping children and compassion towards struggling children with specific special needs definitely is overwhelming. She gives of her self so freely and lovingly. My son was struggling in the public school. Thanks to Terri offering to open up her Hybrid Home School, my son is finally thriving! In just a few short weeks, there is already a difference in him. He has gained the confidence he needs to learn to read. He is excited to go to school everyday with Terri. He is excited for what she is going to teach him everyday. My son is a new student because of this program.

2 Tenille V.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you to Terri and the staff at Momentum Tutoring! My daughter Tori had a wonderful time this summer. She is looking forward to next summer!

3 Delilah B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you Terri and all of the staff at Momentum Tutoring for giving Dylan and Nevaeh one of the best summers they have ever had! You all truly outdid yourselves and I couldn't be more grateful. I am so amazed at how much Nevaeh learned in the past 6 weeks. She grew in so many ways and I'm so proud of her. Garret had a blast volunteering and Dylan can't wait for next summer already! Thank you for putting your heart and soul into this program