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Mr. Damon Peterson
My name is Damon Peterson. I have been a teacher for 27 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 28 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 Austin for Travis County. Isabella just graduated from UT-Austin in May of 2020 and works in Austin for Impact Texas, an environmental firm. 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 Macroeconomics, On-Level U.S. Government, and On-Level Economics. Previous teaching assignments include AP Government, 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 Macroeconomics Exam starting one month before the test. In addition, on Saturday, April 39th, I will conduct a review from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. for AP Macroeconomics. I want to reach every student I can during this time period. The AP Macroeconomics Exam will be given at 8.00 am on Thursay, May 5th.
For my regular economics students, my goals are to have each student master the required curriculum and graduate. In both AP Macroeconomics and On-Level 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you need anything.
For On-Level U.S. Government we will cover the development of democracy in the U.S., the Constitution, Branches of Government, political ideologies, parties, and elections.
8.50 to 9.42 am
9.47 to 10.39 am
10.44 to 11.36 am
11.41 am to 12.33 pm
Government 12.38 to 1.30 pm
AP Macroeconomics 1.35 to 2.27 pm
Government 2.32 to 3.24 pm 8th Period 3.29 to 4.20 pm
Tutoring Times: 9.00 a.m. to 9.45 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. All other times by appointment.