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Mr. Damon Peterson
My name is Damon Peterson. I have been a teacher for 24 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 26 years to my wonderful spouse, Minerva. We have two children, Rob and Isabella. Rob graduated from UT-Austin last May and works in Austin. Isabella is a sophmore 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 Regular 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 8.00 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 EconomicsTutoring 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.