Mr. Damon Peterson



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Mr. Damon Peterson


My name is Damon Peterson.   I have been a teacher for 25 years, all at MacArthur.  I am a proud San Antonio native, having graduated from Alamo Heights High School in 1977.  My college background includes a BBA in Petroleum Land Management from UT-Austin in 1981 and a MBA from UTSA in 1988.  Prior to my teaching career, I spent 14 years in the oil and gas and banking industries.

From a personal standpoint, I have been married for 27 years to my wonderful spouse, Minerva.  We have two children, Rob and Isabella.  Rob graduated from UT-Austin in May of 2018 and works in Houston.  Isabella is senior at UT-Austin.  Both of my children were band kids, playing the alto and baritone saxophones, so I relate well to the commitment that it takes to both be a band student and especially a parent.

At present, I teach seniors in Advanced Placement Government and Politics, Advanced Placement Macroeconomics, and On-Level Economics. Previous teaching assignments include World Geography, World History, and U.S. History.

My goal for my AP students is to learn the material at a high level of difficulty in order for them to pass the AP Exam in the spring with a grade of 3, 4, or 5.  Accordingly, I will review twice a week after school from 4.20 p.m. to 5.20 p.m. in my room (S109) for the AP Exams starting one month before the test.  That is, four times a week, twice for AP Government and twice for AP Macroeconomics.  In addition, during the two weeks of AP Exams in May, I will conduct Saturday reviews from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. for AP Macroeconomics and AP Government.  I want to reach every student I can during this time period. 

For my regular economics students, my goals are to have each student master the required curriculum and graduate.  In both AP Macroeconomics and regular economics, I want each student to gain useful knowledge of personal finance and life skills.   We will also conduct a on-line stock market game to introduce those types of investments. Please contact me at if you need anything. 









    8.55 - 9.45 a.m. U.S. History Tutoring


    9.50 - 10.45 a.m. AP Government & Politics


    10.50 - 11.40 a.m. AP Macroeconomics


    11.45 am. - 12.35 p.m. Lunch


    12.40 - 1.30 p.m. Conference


    1.35 - 2.25 p.m. AP Government & Politics


    2.30 - 3.20 p.m. Regular Economics


    3.25 - 4.15 p.m. Regular Economics

    Tutoring Times:   8.00 to 8.40 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings.  If you need to meet at another time please make an appointment.