Ivan Avila

Associate Director

Ivan is our BLC Education Analyst / Coordinator who is highly versed in multiple areas:

  • M.A. Education, UCR Alum
  • Math Credential
  • NVHS Algebra & Geometry Teacher from Alvord Unified School District in Riverside, CA.
  • NVHS Over 8 years Private Basketball Coach at all levels ( Freshman to Varsity)
  • Over 4 years Experience in Common Core training and design of assessment along with performance tasks. 
  • Over 10 Years Experience in CA School District.
  • Over 9 years experience in tutoring Fullerton, Brea, Orange, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Riverside, and Placentia-Yorba Linda School Districts. 

Jennifer Dinh-Avila

Executive Director

Jennifer is our BLC Executive Director who has experience with:

  • M.A. Psychology Emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University
  • Over 12 years of experience in various environments like classrooms, in-house, and various learning academies.
  • Tutors all subjects: Mathematics, Language Arts, Literature Analysis, and Standardized Test Prep.
  • Specializes in psychological learning tools to aid students in school content, study habits, communication patterns, time management, and building confidence. 
  • Over 9 years experience in tutoring Fullerton, Brea, Orange, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Riverside, and Placentia-Yorba Linda School Districts. 

Carlos AVILA, College Consultant

Dr. Carlos Avila is our BLC College Consultant and BLC AP Course Instructor. 

  • Ed.D. from University Southern California.
  • MAED from LMU, B.A. History from Georgetown University. 
  • 12 years experience teaching in Los Angeles Unified School District.  
  • Avid Coordinator for 7 years. 
  • Teaching AP courses for over 7 years. Ap Courses taught: 
  • 4 years experience at Breakthrough Learning Center in aiding for College and AP Test Preparation. 

 

ROBERT AVILA, Education Coordinator

Robert is our BLC Manager and BLC Education Coordinator. He has been around for the past four years at Breakthrough and has experience in knowing what school curriculums expect and how to create a strong foundation for students to get ready for the next grade level. 

  • B.A. Mathematics
  • Interest of Future: Field of Engineering 
  • Over 4 years experience in working with students at BLC. 
  • Over 4 years experience in tutoring Fullerton, Brea, Orange, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Riverside, and Placentia-Yorba Linda School Districts. 

 

 

Breakthrough Specialized Instructors

Our instructors at Breakthrough have Bachelors and/or Masters Degree in specialized fields along with years of teaching experience in California Unified School Districts or at College Level Classes. We highly value our instructors and their experience in working with different groups of students. 

 

Nancy Chen (5 + years teaching experience) 

California State University Fullerton Courses

Bachelor of Science, Geology (Allegheny College) 

Master of Science, Geology (California State University of Fullerton)

 

Justin Dinh (4 + years teaching experience) 

Bachelor of Science, Supply Chain and Operations Management (California Polytechnic State University )

 

Peter Marquez (3 + years teaching experience) 

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering (California Polytechnic State University )

 

Thomas Kim (3 + years teaching experience) 

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering (California Polytechnic State University )

 

Alana Von Voigt (3 + years teaching experience)

Chaffee Joint Union High School District  

Bachelors of Arts (California Baptist University) 

 

Kimm Macdonald (6 + years teaching experience)

Ontario - Montclair Unified School District

Bachelor of Science (California State University of Fullerton) 

 

Breakthrough Instructor Aides

Not only do we have experienced instructors who are involved in our school district's curriculum, but we also have instructor aides who are there to assist our instructors to help provide One-One aid to students in classroom sessions. 

 

Breakthrough Learning Center Consultants

All of our Breakthrough consultants are specialized in specific subjects and specialized fields. They are here to answer any questions you may have about subjects ranging from school, to college, to communication patterns, an to family.