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Meet Our Team

Momentum tutors have it all: intelligence, enthusiasm, and dedication. In order to have, "Just What You Need", Momentum networks with talented people.  All of Momentum's employees are motivated college students and outstanding high school students who utilize Momentum Tutoring to help their students reach their full potential.


All members of the Momentum Management team serve as one-on-one private tutors and work together to mentor the diverse tutoring teams that form each school year. To facilitate operations of this nonprofit that serves over 150 students each school year, each manager takes on special duties.

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Terri Bozhor 

Certified Teacher

CEO and Founder of Momentum Tutoring 

Member of the International Dyslexia Association


Theresa Bozhor, AKA Terri, graduated from honors from the University of San Diego in 1995. She has a degree in Diversified Liberal Arts and a K-12 Multi-Subject Teaching Credential.  Terri taught 4th grade for six years at Rio Seco in the Santee School District before founding Momentum Tutoring. She is a lifelong learner and continues to take classes at the University of San Diego’s Nonprofit Institute.  In 2018, Terri was a speaker at USD’s State of Nonprofits and Philanthropy Summit and she recently received a Nonprofit Management Certificate from USD.


Terri and her husband, Vadim, now have two boys and enjoy an active lifestyle with their five dogs, who are always included.


"Momentum is my dream come true. I love that it is all about offering the community just what it needs. I love that family, tutors, students, and parents are the ones driving the direction.  I love seeing how far it has come and watching where it is going.  Momentum Tutoring is our proof that anything you put your mind to is possible."

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Jessica Pettigrew

Director of Operations

Jessica is Momentum's Director of Operations. She works with managers and staff to make sure everything is running smoothly. She also does assessments with students. Jessica tutors elementary students in both reading and math. She graduated from San Diego Christian College and has a multiple-subject teaching credential in the state of California. 


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Michelle May

Human Resource Manager

I have been an employee with Momentum Tutoring for more than 10 years. I am currently the Human Resource Manager and overseer of curriculum. I am also a credentialed teacher in the Santee School District as a Moderate to Severe Special Education teacher. My greatest strength is teaching students to read. The farther behind the bigger the struggle, the more joy I find in helping them learn. I also find joy in teaching Autistic students as well as other students with special needs. I understand what it takes to differentiate the material to fit students' individual needs. With this being said I also enjoy molding students behavior challenges. Overall I understand that every student is different and doesn't learn in the same way and needs an individual program. 



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Brittany Worcester
Marketing Consultant
Brittany has worked with Momentum for over 7 years and now assists with their marketing. Brittany graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor's degree in both marketing and Spanish. Brittany now works at a digital marketing agency and specializes in SEO.
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Sierra de la Torre

Administrative Manager

Sierra is Momentum's Administrative Manager, handling responsibilities including scheduling, consultations, and parent communications. Sierra has worked at Momentum for 7 years and enjoys working with students of all ages. She has advanced her passion for working with youth by earning her Master's degree in Counseling from San Diego State University. When she's not at Momentum, Sierra provides therapy to youth and families in the East County community to support their mental health and wellbeing.

Cyndy Carlton
Momentum Tutoring Board Member

A longtime resident of Santee, Cyndy participates in many community activities.  Since her retirement from civil service, she spends more time helping out and joined Santee Parks and Recreation Committee. She is often seen around town with the latest Future Service Dog she raises for Canine Companions.  Cyndy values the positive energy, attention to the whole child and fun learning environment of Momentum Tutoring. 

Certification and Training

Momentum contracts both certified teachers and students as tutors. All of our certified teachers have credentials in the state of California. Our student tutors participate in a training program and must be exceptional students at their current university, community college, or high school. Momentum offers seminars for Associate development. Topics include but are not limited to; building positive self-esteem, redirecting children's behavior, teaching goal setting and effective study techniques.


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