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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

148 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Momentum is a god send, simply put. The help the staff caters to students is out of this world. As a parent, working a full time job, school work is a chore that is dreaded at the end of the day. Momentum provides a wonderfully positive environment that facilitates young blossoming minds. Momentum is worth their weight in gold! Thank you Terri and staff!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Terri the owner of Momentum is one of a kind!! I am so grateful for all that she is doing to help my daughter and all of the students that come to Momentum! She has selected a wonderful and patient group of tutors who all go the extra mile to help each and every student that walk through their doors. There is only positive energy that comes from Momentum and we are so happy to be a part of this awesome family! Thank you again for EVERYTHING you do for your students!!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Terri and her staff are amazing.
I love the homework clinic right after school on the premises of Carlton Oaks, it makes it so much easier to get Cindy's homework done. Also the tutoring at the main center is great. Cindy loves going to Momentum Tutoring and doesn't see it as work, it is fun to her.
She has improved so much with her reading and math, and understands it more.
This is the first year Cindy attended the summer camp, and just loves it.
We are adding an extra week, she enjoyed it so much.
Terri is so caring, she has the children's best interest at heart.
Thank you Momentum Tutoring.

3 Angie39

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son was struggling with reading comprehension. After seeing Bianca for about a month 2 times a week his AR grades began to go up. He now understands what he is reading and has learned how to summarize what he has read. Bianca is great with my son. She takes the time to get to know her students and helps them pick books that will help them succeed.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I would like to thank Terri and her staff they are always helpful. I'm a single father and its great to have Momentum close to my daughter Brooklyn's school. Since she is young they come over to the school and pick Brooklyn up. If it wasn't for my neighbor Jennifer and her girls I wouldn't have known about Momentum, both her girls go there and love it. I want to specially thank Bianca she has worked with my daughter from the start and it has helped schooling and confidence. Brooklyn will be there next year.
I would recommend Momentum to anyone with kids, its Great!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I wanted to give a huge shoutout to Ms Lani and the rest of the staff at Momentum Tutoring. My son Trey started getting tutored about a year and half ago at Momentum. When he started he lacked confidence to read aloud in class, fluency and word recognition. He was having trouble obtaining grade level expectation. Ms Lani did such an amazing job with Trey. He now is one of the first to raise his hand in class to read aloud. His fluency and word reconition is amazing. He now has reached grade level for his reading and is already onto second semester reading level for next year. I can't thank Ms Lani enough for everything she put into Trey and getting him on the road to success. We will not think twice about returning to Momentum if anything else comes up in the future.
Thank you for everything,
Shanda

3 Marilyn9

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love the way Terri and her staff have worked with my son's teachers to fulfill and excel at the goals we set in his IEP. Perhaps more importantly is the attitude that they all have, and how it has made all the difference to my son's attitude towards school. He has struggled for so long, I'm always afraid he's going to give up, but except for threatening me with eternal hatred if I take him out of Momentum, his attitude is wonderful. They under-charge for their services, know what they are doing and how to be effective, and truly love the kids.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have spent a lot of money on tutors and programs all over San Diego county to try to get some help for my son. When he finished these, he was frustrated and feeling stupid, and I have felt he didn't make any progress. Momentum Tutoring is the ONLY place that I have brought him that has had visible results! His writing has improved, his reading is much better, and more importantly, his self confidence has gone through the roof. With other tutoring places he's gone to, he starts out saying he likes the time there, and within a month or so he would hate it. He loves Miss Terri and looks forward to going every time, even after 4 months! Momentum Tutoring is truly one of those gems you occasionally find among the badly run, ineffective, in-it-for-the-money programs out there. And the price is amazing. Thank you for everything you do, Terri! We love you.

2 Evelyn9

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our son is a freshman at a local HS. While he was high-achieving in middle school, the transition to 9th grade (with 3 honors classes, a MUCH larger school, different technology for grading, etc. ) was a bit rough. Suddenly he was getting Cs in some classes and that had never happened before. His math teacher told us that several of the high-performing students at the HS were employed as tutors at Momentum; and we are so glad that we went and met with Terri. She aligned us with an excellent tutor, Matthew, and now our son's grades have improved. He and Matt are a very good fit and in addition to being a very good tutor, Matt is an excellent academic role model as well. Our son is no longer behind in Algebra 2H. With the combination of "at school" tutoring, and the 1:1 work with Matthew, his grade has gone from a C to an A in Math. And recently, he got his first A on an essay in English Honors. Matthew can provide alot of support not only in math but also English (the writing... !) and other subjects and better study habits and organization. Sometimes, to a high achieving student who has never really "had" to study... these things do not come naturally and extra help is needed. Our only regret about Momentum Tutoring is that we didn't find it sooner.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Their homework club is the greatest. When we sat down to do homework with our daughter Grace it usually would become very adversarial. We spent as much time arguing about her being able to do the work as getting it done. One hour of homework seemed to take all evening. Miss Marianne is the BEST. Grace almost always gets her homework done in the one hour allotted. Grace just loves the crafts and games on Fun Friday. We are so happy that we were told about Momentum and being just across the street from the school is convenient. We feel safe knowing that Grace can walk there after school and that they are looking out for her

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son is a junior in high school and had extreme difficulty in his chemistry class. He just couldn't learn from the teacher and was failing. He called me at lunch from school three days ago, Tuesday, ready to give up, sure that he would fail the class. He felt dumb and humiliated, and worried that he might not be able to graduate high school. His grades were suffering also due to missing several days of school and his ADD.

We called Momentum tutoring that same day, signed up the same night and our son was tutored the next two days, Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday, he took a chemistry test and scored 100%, with 5 extra credit points. He understood the material, after being lost for six weeks! The teacher told the entire class his score, and it was amazing! He also got a B plus on his algebra 2 test,(up from a D on the first test) and had studied so well for his geography test that he aced the test and filled up the back page with extra credit information...

It seems like a miracle to go from an F to an A in two days... but it happened. Lets see how he does for the long haul. His confidence went from zero to fifty in two days. thanks so much Bree! Terri spent lots of time on the phone with us finding the most appropriate tutors, and we are so appreciative. WE can't thank you enough, and will surely bring our younger son in as well.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer with Momentum Tutoring I have had a wonderful experience! All the employees/employers did a fantastic job training and helping me adjust to the job, they helped me through every step of the way with great kindness and understanding. At this job I feel like a part of a team that truly cares about what they are doing and how they are doing it. I don't have a single bad word to say about Momentum Tutoring.

Jennifer240

Client Served

Rating: 5

Both of my daughters have been working with Terri and her team for almost two years now at Momentum Tutoring. One of my daughters has ADHD and has struggled in school and with her confidence in school. She has worked one on one with Terri and I have seen a huge difference. Terri treats each child as an individual and tailors how she works with each child to bring out the best in them.
This summer my daugher attended Momentum Tutoring Ripley's Believe it or Not summer camp. The camp was amazing. My daugther was so excited to attend each day that she wanted to get there early! That was a huge change in her. She learned a lot over the summer in camp and kept her skills up. It made going back to school easier for her this year. We are really excited about all of the changes that Momentum has made in my daughers school performance and look forward to working with Terri and her team for years to come. I highly recommend Momentum.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Terri and her team put on a first class summer camp with an inspiring and captivating theme of Ripleys Believe It or Not. My 12-yr old girl and 10-yr old boy both attended this three week camp and I cannot express how impressed and appreciative I am for Terri and her team! As I flipped thru the work and evaluations (the workbooks the kids brought home), I was thankful and reassured in my decision to enroll them in this camp. I could clearly see the improvement in their work and their behavior over the three weeks and it's not often you, as a parent, are handed actual proof in your hands that a camp was worth the cost and effort! And the art contest with pictures in the local media was the cherry on top! The kids were so inspired and enjoyed that event so much! Thank you, Terri & Team :)

Client Served

Rating: 5

My second grade son was getting 40-50% on his math tests. A month after sending him to Momentum, he earned a 98% on the Santee School District Math Test! We were so excited, Nathan loved going to tutoring and excelled the rest of the year. He really enjoyed his tutor, Angelo, and looked forward to attending tutoring every Monday and Wednesday. He will attend Momentum again, it is cost effective, especially since we don't have to have too many 'homework fights'!--Marianne

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I would like to thank Momentum Tutoring for assisting our son with his high school Algebra and matching him up with an amazing college student who could relate to him. Our son really enjoyed working with his tutor and gained so much confidence. With the assistance of his tutor, our son has raised his Algebra grade from a D- to a B+ within a 2 month period. We are thrilled with the progress that he has made at Momentum Tutoring. Our son said that his tutor has helped to explain and teach him the Algebra in a way that he has been able to understand it and he "gets" it now. We can't thank you enough. We will definitely refer you to all of our family and friends can't thank you enough for providing a wonderful service. Many, many, thanks,

Client Served

Rating: 5

our sophomore attended Momentum Tutoring for part of April and May 2013 to catch up her skills in Algebra 1 as she had recently transferred from another state and was a bit behind. The tutoring has helped her catch up and build confidence and she doesn't need tutoring for the rest of the year. She is open to attending in the fall when Junior level Geometry starts. Momentum Tutoring office on Cuyamaca was friendly and helpful, and an affordable helpful alternative. We are very pleased with this experience, thank you!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Her tests improved dramatically within the first two sessions. What they taught her was how to take a test which you do not learn in school. The information was already in her, but she did not know how to use it until now. Without Dani, her tutor, who has really gotten my child to blossom in school, we would have had a horrible school year. I recommend that if you are not sure, try it out for a few sessions, you will see a change that will make you wish you had started sooner.

1 Jennifer219

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our son has attended Momentum Tutoring daily after school for about 3 years now. We have seen our child go from high anxiety and unsure of himself to confident and outgoing. Momentum helped establish a new foundation for our sons education. The staff has a genuine desire to promote learning and they do it in a way that is fun. Momentum is a true partner in our sons education and we feel blessed to be a part of the Momentum family.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter started Momentum Tutoring a year ago for Spanish. She immediately did better on her next test. We were so happy with their support that we now have our 2 (3rd and 7th grade) boys getting tutoring support. They do a great job of teaching the skills necessary to improve in school. The teachers have also commented on how much better the boys homework and classwork has been.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughters have been attending Momentum Tutoring for almost three years and have excelled in their school work ever since. My oldest daughter struggled in math in 1st & 2nd grade and now in 3rd grade gets 100% on test. We also enjoy the summer camps, which really help keep things fresh in their minds before the new school year starts. I highly recomend this program.

Sincerly,
Norma Maynard

1 Gaby G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Momentum has help my son stay on track with his school work. As a single mom, it is hard for him to wait until I return from work to get homework help. Momentum has good, caring staff members that are helping my son succeed.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son has always struggled at school, and I've enrolled him in many tutoring programs, including SDSU, The Learning Center, Kumon, and Dyslexia-specific training. Nothing helped, if felt like I was pouring money down the drain. My son hated it too. But at Momentum Tutoring, my son enjoys learning, he is making measurable progress, and the cost is inexpensive. Ms. Terri is wonderful, and we're very happy with Momentum Tutoring. I would recommend it to anyone.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have a 16 year old son that attended Momentum Tutoring. He didn't want to go, he tried everything possible to not have to take the time to tutor. I was promised that my son would be matched with a tutor that will work with his needs , and boy I'll tell you "The frown upside down" saying was what I saw in my son. He went in no smile, no confidence and especially no interest. I picked him up 40 minutes later and he could not stop talking about his tutor how much he could relate to his feeling and that he would get him to the level he need to be at . Every time I picked up my son there was just more and more confidence glowing on on his face! I Thank Momentum and their tutors because now I have a child that understands the importance of learning and the change in him was dramatic. I am a single mom of 3 I wouldn't have a clue on how to show my kid's what they are learning now in school ,But I know that my daughter who is 14 will tutor there and only there,because they truly care about your child's education and I know she will be matched with someone that will give her that confidence she needs. Thank You Momentum and to the Tutor's

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My Grandson was struggling academically as he entered the middle of 2nd grade. We enrolled him in Momentum Tutoring 4 days a week and saw immediate improvement. His organizational skills were the first area of improvemnt, which helped the rest of his areas. His reading was the next area to improve followed by math. His tutors were great and my Grandson loved going to tutoring. He also went to summer school and loved every single day. I can't say enough positive things about the tutors and Terri B. How she knows each of the kids and their needs at Momentum so well but she does. She is very kind, knowledgeable and focused. My Grandson will be continuing with Momentum in the fall.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Where do I even start? First of all, Momentum Tutoring not only helps students with their studies in school, but this organization also fuels their self esteem and willingly gives it's all to help each individual student. I got involved with Momentum after volunteering for a month during the summer school and then was hired on as a tutor and it has been such a great experience. Right from the start I knew there was no other place that I wanted to work at because Momentum was perfect for me. The environment there really helps students feel comfortable and everyone who works there becomes good friends with the students. You can really tell that everyone just wants all the other people around them to succeed as well, and so each person helps others to the best of their ability. I would recommend Momentum Tutoring for every student, whether they just need that little extra boost to do homework and get a better grade or they need one on one instruction to be able to understand clearly how to do certain assignments.

2 Christina20

Client Served

Rating: 5

My children benefited in the "after school homework help" due to our chaotic household (with dealing with cancer illness, having my inlaws living with us and having 4 little dogs constantly barking, and no quiet space for them to study). Both my kids raised their grades, felt confident going to class because they had completed their assignments, and it was less stress in the evening for me. Thank you Momentum Tutoring for providing a service to allow us to enjoy our time together as a family. :)

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We started with Momentum mid-way through second grade. My daughter was below reading level and was getting discouraged by her grades. Though she enjoyed going, we wanted to get her help before she turned away from school completely. We paired up with Marianne twice a week and by the end of the school year, she was at grade level. She would come home from tutoring chatting animatedly about her time and how wonderful Marianne was (and still is). We couldn't agree more. This year (3rd grade) we discovered my daughter needed glasses and once getting them, her grades have skyrocketed. Now she's reading 4th grade books. Marianne and the staff at Momentum gave my daughter the confidence to learn and push through the trouble before we even knew what the trouble was. Thank you! Even though she doesn't "need" tutoring anymore, the confidence and excitement she shows every Thursday going is priceless and worth every penny!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Another year with Momentum Tutoring continiously supporting my son with homework and his studies in 4th grade, Thanks to Terri, Malorie and everyone at Momentum that makes that special effort every day to help individuals in strengthening their skills in order to better themselves. Momentum offers the ability for students to become more in tune with certain subjects that they may struggle with. This organization has made a huge difference for my son every school year for the last four years as he is now an A and B student/ The feeling of a group effort in accomplishing better grades and a feeling of self worth is exactly what Momentum stands for! We will count on Momentum in assisting us next year as well! Thanks Momentum for making the difference. Jennifer

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My son has been attending Momentum Tutoring since the 1st grade. Colin is now a third grader and has made leaps and bounds with regard to his reading and math skills. We are so fortunate and thankful to have the support from Momentum which allows Colin to have the individual one on one time to allow him more thorough training in areas that require more attention than is allotted in the classroom. Thank you for making the difference for us Momentum!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had great experiences with Momentum Tutoring two years in a row! When my son was in 8th grade, there was an hour after school before I got off work to pick him up. Momentum had tutoring sessions available on school campus, and a senior in high school not only helped my son with his homework but also got him planning his high school career in order to get into a college he was interested in. The tutor went on to Cal Poly. The following year, as a Freshman in high school, my son fell behind in his honors algebra course. Momentum paired him up with a college student as his tutor and after one month he made a huge improvement. My son started tutoring with a D- in his algebra class and now has a high C. His algebra tutor makes the chore of homework & studying fun, and my son's whole attitude towards his math class has greatly improved. Thank you!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son is currently being tutored by Jeremy for Math at Momentem Tutoring. We were extremely worried that John was going to get a D in Math. A D is not a passing grade at the school he attends so if he didn't get a C or better he would have to retake the class. So I began the search for help. I called and I called to find someone that was reasonable to help. I finally got a call from Terri and she had workable rates. John started with one day a week then moved to 2, 40 minute sessions a week. Lord what an improvement. He now has a B in math. My son says that Jeremy (his tutor) is a genious. My son is in high school so he does not participate in a lot of the programs that Momentem offers like the Friday sessions for the kids. I firmly believe that education is the key to a better future and no amount of money should be spared for a better future for a child. With the way things are in the schools now days with the budget cuts and everything else every community should have access to a program of this nature with maybe some funds being given so people less fortunate can participate also. I recommend Momentum Tutoring to anyone and everyone who needs a little extra help.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Terri and Bianca are very dependable, consistent , and have given our daughter the skills she needs to ender Kindergarten! They are very accomodating and adaptable. Our daughter, (4 years old) loves going to tutoring and has gained valuable knowledge and confidence!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love Momentum Tutoring! Terry, Mallory and Deena are wonderful and so very helpful with tutoring our boys. I would recommend these guys to anyone in need of a little assistance or a lot of help. Great people! Kelly Rocha

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't begin to tell you the impact that Terri and her great staff have had on our lives. My niece (age 8) and two nephews (age 9 and 16) came to live with us after some family issues made it impossible for them to continue living with their parents. The last few years before they came to live with us their attendance at school was abysmal and this sadly affected their education. My niece was entering the 3rd grade when she began tutoring with Momentum. With the help of Terri and Michelle, we realized that 3rd grade just wasn't the right placement. They helped us make the transition back to 2nd grade and have been there every step of the way. When she began the school year she wasn't even reading at a 1st grade level and could not do simple math (2+3). She's now reading above the 2nd grade level and doing well in math and all of her other subjects. She's feeling confident in school and that I attribute to Terri and Michelle. My 9 year old nephew was in a similar situation. He'd missed at least 1/2 of the last two years of school. He was reading well below grade level and didn't know his multiplication tables although he was entering 4th grade. Terri and Jhann have surpassed our wildest dreams and brought him up to grade level and before 2nd semester started. My other nephew, who is a sophomore in high school, was struggling in all of his subjects and now is getting A's and B's. He could not have done this without Terri and Mallory. The most impressive thing about Momentum from my stand point is that the kids really like going! They are eager to go and happy about being there. That is half the battle. Thank you Terri, Michelle, Jhann and Mallory plus all the other staff! We could not have done it without each of you! JoAnn, mother of seven (37, 25, 25, 23, 16, 9, 8)

Client Served

Rating: 5

ANY PARENT CAN UNDERSTAND HOW UPSETTING IT IS TO SEE THEIR CHILD STRUGGLING IN SCHOOL&WANT TO HELP IN ANY WAY THEY CAN.MY SON BEGAN TO ATTEND MOMENTUM TOWARDS THE LAST 1/4 OF HIS 1ST GRADE YEAR BEING A FULL YEAR BEHIND IN HIS GRADE LEVEL.I WAS VERY WORRIED&AGONIZED OVER HIM CATCHING UP WITH HIS CLASS.HE WAS ALWAYS SAYING HE HATED SCHOOL&COULDN'T READ,DIDNT EVEN WANT TO TRY.TERRY WAS VERY ENCOURAGING THAT HE COULD IMPROVE THROUGH MOMENTUM.WHEN HE BEGAN 2ND GRADE,TESTING SHOWED THAT HE HAD PROGRESSED MORE THAN TWICE THE AVERAGE STUDENT OVER THE SUMMER.MY SON IS NOW SHOWING EFFORT IN HIS WORK&ACTUALLY EXCITED TO GO TO SCHOOL&TUTORING.WRITING THIS REVIEW ALMOST BRINGS TEARS TO THINK HOW MUCH HE HAS MATURED.ITS ALL VERY EXCITING! A VERY WORTHY, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED INVESTMENT.MY DAUGHTER IS TOP OF HER CLASS IN 4TH GRADE&WE HAVE NEVER HAD A WORRY WITH HER.SHE NOW GOES TO MOMENTUM FOR "HOMEWORK CLINIC"JUST BECAUSE THEY LOVE IT&WHEN THEY COME HOME ALL THEIR WORK IS DONE WITH ALL THE ASSISTANCE THEY NEEDED.THANK YOU MOMENTUM(ESPECIALLY TERRY)FOR ALL YOUR PASSION&SKILLS IN HELPING OUR CHILDREN BE THEIR BEST!!CANT WAIT FOR MY KINDERGARTENER TO START WITH YOU GUYS NEXT YEAR IN 1ST GRADE:):)

Client Served

Rating: 5

My Daughter is 7 years old, was struggling with reading when we decided to bring her to Momentum in December of 2010. Since this short period she has had a wonderful tutor!! Her tutor is very attentive to her needs, each day she will ask if there is more we can do. I feel even though I am not there tutoring her I feel very involved. Every time I come in to pick her up her tutor lets me know of her progress. My daughter isn't always super excited to go study but she definitely is excited to go to tutoring. Which is a good thing, she has shown great progress in her confidence level at school, great reports from her teacher and she is know reading in front of the class! Even though I know she still needs some more work, at least I know she's at the right place. Thanks Michelle and Momentum Tutoring:)

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our 12 year old was beginning to struggle in school and needed aditional help. We heard about Momentum and gave it a try. It's been a wonderful experience. Our sons tutor's have been matched to him perfectly. He went from being a "C" student to nothing lower then a "B" and has stayed up at that level. The staff at Momentum care about their students and believe me, our son has responded to that. Scheduling is flexible and the tutoring focus has always been based upon our sons needs, not some schedule. We highly recommend Momentum Tutoring.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am absolutely in love with Momentum Tutoring. The close relationships I created with my supervisors, fellow volunteers, parents and students is incredible. I am extremely grateful to have had my first job there. It has given me many leadership opportunities which has helped me in college among other things. Just having this job has helped me gain confidence in anything and everything I do. I have gained responsibility and learned the meaning of respect, compassion, and hard work that has helped me in my college life, work life and personal life. I even learned patience which I never thought I could learn.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We started using Momentum Tutoring when our youngest son was in 6th grade. We watched Chris struggle with math in the primary grades, but he was never eligible for help through the school district. Unfortunately, children have to fall at least two grade levels behind before they qualify for a resource specialist in the classroom. We had an I.E.P. from 3rd grade through 8th grade, but something was missing from his education plan. One day, the school librarian suggested I call Terri at Momentum Tutoring. She raved about this after school tutoring program. I thanked her and gave Terri a call. This is our 6th year with Momentum Tutoring. Our son is in his junior year in high school, and needs help with more advanced subjects such as Algebra II, Chemistry, and Spanish. Momentum's tutors provide excellent tutoring to all ages, from the primary grades through high school. The tutors are young, bright, enthusiastic, and caring. The tutors are able to connect with the children and teenagers in a way that a parent cannot, especially when it comes to helping with school work. The amazing thing about Momentum Tutoring is how affordable it is. Every child should have access to a private tutor when he needs it, and thanks to Momentum, that tutoring is accessible, affordable, and superior to any other learning centers out there.

Client Served

Rating: 5

MOMENTUM TUTORING IS WONDERFUL. MY SON HAD TROUBLE WITH MATH IN THE 1ST GRADE. WE WOULD STRUGGLE WITH HIM TO DO IT, AND HE WOULD NOT LET US HELP HIM AND IT WOULD BE A BATTLE EVERY NIGHT. WE DECIDED TO GET HIM TUTORED AT MOMENTUM. HE IS NOW IN THE 3RD GRADE AND STILL GOING. HIS MATH HAS GREATLY IMPROVED. HE LOVES GOING THERE AND THEY WILL HELP HIM WITH ANYTHING. I HAVE NOTICE HOW MUCH CONFIDENCE HE HAS NOW AND
IS NOT BOTHERED BY HOMEWORK. THANK YOU MOMENTUM!!!! i

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been employed at momentum tutoring for the last five months and love seeing all the children learn. The students are always eager to come in and work on their daily homework. We have kids that struggle of course, but we are able to help them prosper academically. I'm always pleased when I see their new accomplishments. It reassures me that we, Momentum, do our job. The one thing I wouuld change about Momentum is getting more supplies so tutors can use new ways to teach their students.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great Job Momentum, We had our meeting with our son's IEP manager and teachers. He is now doing grade level work at A's & B's and his self-esteem is building! You have been a BIG part of the improvement and we want to Thank You! Without Momentum we would be lost.

Sandy F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you Momentum!! This is definiteley a place geared toward student success!!! My daughters grades have improved and she has learned about time management, good study habits, and working first before play! Thank you!!

Jennifer S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

A teacher of my daughter recommended Momentum when she was in 2nd grade. I gave it some consideration and decided not to. When my daughter was in 3rd grade and still struggling with school and homework, I reconsidered my decision and enrolled her. She has improved her grades and self-esteem with the improvement of her school work. She is excited when I pick her up because of all of her homework being done and being able to play and do what she likes to do when she gets home vice sitting and doing homework for the night. Momentum has made a positive difference in my daughter outlook at school.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Scott has been in Momentum Tutoring off and on for over one year. His tutor speaks Spanish and is able to help him with his homework in both languages. We sent Scott to Momentum to help with his English reading. His English reading has improved greatly and he is up to grade level. He attends 2 private tutoring sessions a week and the fee is very reasonable. The reward system Momentum uses encourages him to do his best. I like the classroom setting at the headquarters in Santee, it's a relaxed atmosphere conducive to learning. The best part is Scott really enjoys going!

Kris Sarka
Parent to Scott 2nd Grade

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked for momentum tutoring for almost three years now. I have enjoyed working with the students and helping them achieve their goals. I would say the most rewarding part of my job is seeing our students faces when they accomplish a school project and go around the center telling each tutor what they have done.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am very impressed with Momentum Tutoring. My son who is 16 really needed some help this year as a sophmore in high school. He likes going there to get help from his tutor. He has brought his grades up. Thank you Momentum for your help.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I began at Momentum as a volunteer and i have loved the experience. I love working with the kids and it is amazing to see the students improve their school work and attitudes. One of my students improved immensely and even received the student of the month award. That was great to see how Momentum has helped and made a difference in this child's life. Momentum is a great program and every tutor cares for each kid that comes. I love every aspect of working here.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a high school teacher at West Hills High School in Santee, I have observed the staff of Momentum do great things. Quite often, students struggle with the organization and discipline necessary to do homework and complete assignments. Since these factors are largely out of the teacher's control, Momentum steps in and provides structure beyond the classroom that is paramount to academic success. Quite a few of my students have made incredible turn-arounds as a result of Momentum's extra attention and high-quality staff. The change was both immediate and long-lasting.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently began volunteering at Momentum and enjoy all aspects of this great nonprofit. Before I worked here, I worked in retail where the entirety of the job consisted of folding clothes and competing with your coworkers for sales. I was pleasantly surprised when I came to know and understand that the small community of volunteers we have, are motivated to cooperate and make a difference in our community. Currently, I am I high school senior ready to attend a four year college, so becoming employed full-time was not appealing. Working at Momentum gives me the opportunity to effect the lives of our future, and do so on a scheduled that is flexible, and convenient for my teenage, scholarly lifestyle. Everyday I walk in the door, I am greeted not only by warm, smiling coworkers, but a comforting environment that undoubtedly fosters learning and a deep-rooted love for education. The most rewarding aspect of this job comes not from the relationships I have built, nor the friends I have made, but the look on a child's face when a concept they previously perceived as abstract, solidifies itself, and becomes pleasurable for the student to learn. At times, I will glance at the student doing their work, and hope that perhaps something -- anything I have said will impact or help that student in life; it is a unique experience and I thank Momentum Tutoring for giving me the opportunity to make a difference.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked for Momentum for almost 5 years. I have enjoyed seeing kids succeed and get the help they need. Momentum has given me the experience I when I become a high school math teacher.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a tutor here at Momentum Tutoring and it is an amazing organization. I have seen how much kids are benefited from coming to tutoring. It is so exciting when a student comes in, excited about their grades! Working here is also a great opportunity and it allows me to balance my schoolwork and my job.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am currently a tutor for Momentum tutoring and can say that, through my observations, this center has been a great asset to many students in their studies. I have witnessed firsthand the awesome achievements and progress made by many different students of many academic levels. I am very proud to be able to work alongside a wonderful, supportive staff and help the many different students reach their goals. This has definitely been a wonderful experience for me.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Momentum has gave me the chance to explore different grades. It has been a great experience for a liberal studies major. They truly care for their clients and I' m proud to volunteer for them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Momentum Tutoring has a level of care and dedication that amaze me. I currently work for Momentum Tutoring and can not believe how excited the students are to come in and learn. Terry takes the time to personally match students to tutors and it really shows. The students learn and grow with each session and it is really a special experience.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been working for Momentum since 2007 on and off. I can honestly say that there is no better Tutoting Center than Momentum. It is made up of awesome staff, awesome students and supportive parents. I have had the honor of working with Terri whom gives off her fun spirit and passion for the students success to her employees. When I first started working for Momentum I wasn't sure what I was going to do career wise but after a few months I figured out I wanted to be a teacher. Momentum opened my heart and passion for wanting to help students succeed. Momentum has provided me with a flexible job where I can work hours outside of school. Everyday is something new and I know that as excited as I am to go to work our kids are excited as well to go to tutoring.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been working as a tutor at Momentum for about three years now and can't even begin to describe the affect it has had on my life and others. I couldn't imagine ever walking away from this organization, my students, and my fellow tutors; they are all like family. Momentum has helped me find my path and discover my passion for helping others. I have seen students walk into our main center hopeless, on the brink of failing and I have seen them walk out smiling, waving around A papers and tests. It is the students that drive Momentum: their energy, their efforts, their determination and dedication. Momentum Tutoring was Terri's dream and through her efforts she has fulfilled the dreams of hundreds of students and their families. Anyone who has gotten a chance to be a part of this organization can vouch for that!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer at Momentum, I can fully attest to the fact that this nonprofit organization has helped so many students with a multitude of obstacles. A warm and welcoming working environment, Momentum gives children the opportunity to work and ask questions in a comfortable manner. And the whole experience is not just enriching for the kids. I know from my experience here that all the tutors enjoy working with the kids and helping them achieve their everyday and long term goals. And of course, Mrs. Bozhor is an amazing leader and example for everyone at Momentum!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am currently a volunteer at Momentum, and witness first hand the academic growth of our clients. This program offers services to a large variety of ages; each tutor able to adjust his or her skills to best suit the student. Personally, I enjoy providing my knowledge and study techniques to children who are enrolled at the same elementary school I once went to. Students arrive to Momentum eager to learn and improve their grades. Furthermore, Momentum has given myself the opportunity to gain experience in a field wish to enter as a career choice.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been working at Momentum for the past three years and it has taught me just as much as we teach the kids here. We can help them academically, but I have grown so much since I started here as a volunteer in eleventh grade. I have learned the importance of dedication and hard work, as well as how to be more creative and think quick on my feet. As great as this has been for my growth, I cannot say enough how great our kids are. They all have their own unique personalities and I love connecting with each and every one of them. This past school year especially, I have got the chance to get to know just about every child in this center and I am so lucky to know them all! Seeing them grow and change is such a great feeling and it is even more rewarding to see them grow more confident in themselves and their abilities. Momentum really works for the community and I hope we can have a chance to share it with everyone!

John S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

It is difficult to find a good tutor, let alone a good affordable one. What Terry has done with the MomentunTutoring Center is incredibable. More inportantly, is the confidence her and the Tutors instill in each and every child. My child was on the verge of failing 1st grade. My wife and I would spend 2 to 3 hours per night trying to help her, but our efforts were not paying off. Thats when we found Terry. She got to know our daughter and paired her with the perfect tutor. My daughter is now in 3rd grade, and she is getting A's and B's. We have since enrolled our other daughter, who is now one B away from straight A's. I can not say enough about all the staff at Momentum Tutoring.

Rachel B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

There are not enough words to describe the way that I feel towards the staff at Momentum for helping my daughter. The dedication and care that has been shown throughout the years has far exceeded any expectation I could have had. Teri and the tutors have truly become a part of our family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Momentum has been a wonderful part of my son's life. My son has severe dislexia and with the dedication of Momentum and his tutor my son is now excited about reading! My son who is currently in 3rd grade went from reading beneath kindergarden level to almost a 2nd grade level. I am very thankful for Momentum's encouragement and help and love watching the growth, confidence and opportunities they have given my child.

Amy H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I felt I was out of options Momentum came to my aide! My son was struggling in school. I had tried private tutors, in home computer programs and after school homework help. One day, as I was about to give up he brought home a Momentum flyer. I looked at it, thought about it and eventually called and left a message. I did not have high hopes. In fact, when Terri called back and left me a voicemail I already had a negative mindset and decided not to pursue this option. Another day went by and she called me again. I actually liked the fact that she was calling again and something inside me said to give it a try. When I met with her the thing I liked most was how caring and nurturing she was to my child. She smiled, talked to him, not down to him, and made both him and myself feel very comfortable. His tutors have been wonderful! In short amount of time he went from below grade level reading and math to grade level and above! I honestly don't know what i would have done without them! This is the most caring organization I have ever dealt with. I highly recommend Momentum Tutoring to everyone.

Board Member

Rating: 5

What makes Momentum Tutoring (MT) different is their caring attitude toward each student. Terri Bozhor and her talented staff care and it shows; when one little girl was too sick to go to school but wanted to go to tutoring. It is human nature to response to others that care about you.

MT carefully screens every tutor they hire. Most tutors are highly motivated high school and college students in the top of their class with sparkling personalities. These are happy and patient people who are fun to be around. MT is dedicated to make “learning” a fun experience that will last a lifetime.

Momentum Tutoring’s curriculum is customized for each pupil. The senior staff assigns the appropriate tutor depending on age and expertise required. MT has several talented college math majors on staff so whether it is calculus or remedial reading they have motivated tutors to meet the pupils need.

The student’s safety is a top priority at MT. Initially all our centers were offered in classrooms of four existing Santee schools. With the passage of the school bonds in 2007 no classrooms were available for 2008. MT then established their present learning center across the street from Rio Seco School. For the past two years, they have had after school classes at Carlton Oaks School and next year hope to have several more schools involved that will be convenient for the parent’s pick-up. The school has all the parent phone numbers so no child is ever released without a recognizable pick-up.

MT is an association of Tutors certified by the State of California and the IRS as a Non-Profit charitable association. Therefore the costs are 25-50% lower than the “For Profit” Learning Centers. Public contributions are converted into scholarships for needy students. MT has a unique “pay what you can” policy that has worked out very well for some students.

As a Non-Profit, MT is governed by a volunteer elected Board of Directors as required by law. The board is made up of lay professionals, certified teachers, PTA member, legal representative, tutors, and a Certified Public accountant. These generous board members donate their time and services to make sure the students are safe, have a customized curriculum, select the most talented tutors and the most affordable plan available.

Most individuals can remember the time in their life when the “light came on” and they gained confidence. Momentum Tutoring is dedicated to “turning on” that confidence for every student.

Thomas Petersen MD
Chairman of the Board
Momentum Tutoring