JBTA Academic Excellence

Chris Wintrode (Academic Director)

The goal of the Academy Learning Center is to provide a structured and supportive learning environment for independent study students. Individualized instruction, program coordination, and student accountability will be our primary focus. By providing support for each academy student, we seek to provide an optimal educational experience. Our experienced staff can deliver quality instruction across the curriculum in order to enhance student performance and maintain academic progress. Students are attending all grade levels, (K-12).

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Message From the Director

My journey as an educator has taken me from instructing ROTC cadets at Fort Lewis, Washington, to conducting educational research at UC Irvine and running a successful academic tutoring business. Regardless of the environment, content area knowledge combined with effective structure and discipline are the hallmarks of good teaching.

At the Academy Learning Center, we have created such an environment in order to promote and support student success and learning. Our experienced staff and proven methods have been fine-tuned to the needs of independent study students. I’m looking forward to another great year!

Qualifications:

California State University Fullerton
Bachelor of Arts, History – Single Subject Teaching Credential, Social Science/Multi-Subject Teaching Credential
Chapman University
Single Subject Supplemental Authorization – Foundation of Mathematics

Experience:

Owner/Director – Academy Learning Center (2001 – Present)
Lab Classroom Teacher/Trainer – AVIDA Inc. (2014 – Present)
Research Associate – Department of Pediatric Medicine, UCI (1996 – 2013)
Owner/Director – One-on-One Tutoring (1998 – Present)
Teacher – Spurgeon Int, Santa Ana Unified School District (1997 – 1999)
Teacher – UCI Child Development Center Day School (1999 – 2000)
Home-Hospital Teacher – Capistrano Vally Unified SchoolS (2001 – 2008)
U.S. Army – B Company, 2nd Ranger Bn. – Fort Lewis, WA (1985 – 1988)
ROTC – Summer Camp Training Cadre (1986, 1987)

Location:

2070 Business Center Drive, Suite 275
Irvine, CA 92651
Hours: 7:15 am – 12 pm
Private Tutoring: Mon-Sun by appointment
Phone: (949)-285-8619

What We Offer:

– Daily instruction, planning & grading
– Test/writing preparation
– Contact with Independent Study Programs
– Low staff/student ratio
– Counseling services/program referrals
– College applications & recommendations
– Parent-Teacher Conferencing
– Private tutoring by appointment (all subjects)

Multi-Curriculum:

– Irvine Home School K/8 (Irvine Residents)
– CHEP (K/8)
– Pacific Coast High School
– Connections Academy (Online Program)
– Laurel Springs (K-12)
– Univ. of Nebraska Independent Study H.S.
– Julian Charter School (K-12)
– Other Independent Study Programs Welcome

ALUMNI

Academy students and graduates have gone on to top colleges and universities including University of North Carolina, Auburn, Columbia, Yale, Carnegie-Mellon, University of Texas, UCLA, Air Force, Gonzaga, Wesleyan University, Columbia, UC Irvine, USC and Ohio State. Most of these students received academic and/or athletic scholarships.

COLLEGES ATTENDED:
Joey Brandt Air Force Academy
Hannah Sultze University of Nebraska
Kylie Peek Gonzaga
Cameron Hicks Wesleyan
Cooper Bridge UC Riverside
Hudson Graf Carnegie Mellon
Dante Saleh Auburn
Kevin Lam Texas Tech University

Evan Zhu UCLA
Caleb Chakravarthi U of Illinois
Ali Welliver Columbia
Chris Kearney UNC
Caroline Amos Yale
Karthik Nair Caltech
Amish Nanda University of Redlands
Humzah Shaleel CSUF
Jenna Friedel Harvard

One-On-One Tutoring:

Serving South and Coastal Orange County for the past 14 years, One-on-One Tutoring is committed to providing expert tutors in order to deliver focused instruction to students in their homes at a reasonable cost. Academic tutoring can make the difference for a struggling student. We only provide the highest quality instruction, as well as caring individuals who want to help your student succeed.

There are currently tutors available across the curriculum, specializing in a wide range of age and grade levels. Additionally, several of our tutors are fully credentialed teachers, able to manage and support the curriculum in order to provide the structure and oversight necessary to promote student success.

Location:

2070 Business Center Drive, Suite 275
Irvine, CA 92651
Hours: 7:15 am – 12 pm
Private Tutoring: Mon-Sun by appointment
Phone: (949)-285-8619

Preparation equals success when taking on a tough opponent. A strong SAT/ACT score can make the difference when seeking admission to the university of your choice. Our small SAT/ACT group preparation program will prepare your student to score to their potential. Test familiarity, attack strategies, and content area mastery are all key ingredients to achieving a high SAT/ACT score.

COURSE OVERVIEW:
– SAT/ACT basics
– Subject test attack strategies
– Essay prep and practice
– Math review
– Reading comprehension drills
– Grammar review
– Practice tests
– Small groups (7 students max)
– Individual instruction

Contact us for more information:
Phone: (949)-285-8619
Email: oneononetutoring@cox.net

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Our international students attend Anaheim Discovery School – a private school located in nearby Anaheim. Anaheim Discovery offers ESL as well as a full curriculum of college preparatory and NCAA–approved courseworkThe international students obtain their I-20 STUDENT VISAS from the Anaheim Discovery School.

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Learning Center Schedule

Individual schedules vary based on tournament travel and academic requirements. For more information about the daily school schedule, click here: CONTACT US

  • First Day of School 08/21
  • Winter Break 12/15
  • Spring Break 3/26-30
  • Last Day of School 6/21

Learning Center Events

For all clinics, tournaments, social events, training evaluations and more, be sure to take a look at our calendar. Click here for new tennis event listings: EVENTS SCHEDULE

18 Sep
02 Jan

REGISTRATION

JBTA Academic Learning Center

SCHEDULE:
(1st Sem.) Aug 21st-Dec 15th / (2nd Sem.) Jan 2nd-Jun 21st
Mon-Fri 7:30-11:30 am (Tutoring Options Available)

CUSTOM ACADEMICS:
Options Include: Additional Tutoring, ESL, SAT & ACT Prep, College Resume Prep, and Parent Conferences. (All classes held at Learning Center location).

Tuition is pre-paid by semester and prorated after September 1st. For payment options, contact our registration office. All students are on a semester contract. No account credit may be issued in the event of an injury or illness.

Academy Learning Center
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School Year Register
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Have more questions CONTACT US at our registration office or call our office at (949)-287-2878

PROGRAMS

Full-Time

Private Instruction, Evaluations, Custom Schedule (5hrs daily), Boarding, Fitness, Mental Training, College Placement, and Tournament Management.

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Part-Time

Private Instruction, Evaluations, Custom Schedule (2-3hrs daily), Fitness, Mental Training, College Placement (Option), and Tournament Coaching.

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Camps

Summer, Holiday, Topical Clinics, Custom Schedules, Mental Training, Match Play, College Visits, and Tournament Travel Camps.

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ACADEMY LEARNING CENTER

The Learning Center is provided for all full-time and part-time programs. We recommend meeting with Chris Wintrode, our Academic Director, to assess your player’s academic needs.

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