Peter Montes de Oca

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Peter Montes de Oca

Counselor

(since 2010)

Email: pmontesdeoca@southwesternacademy.edu

Extension: 238

BIRTHPLACE: Hollywood, CA

COLLEGE DEGREE: Occidental College, Bachelors of Science in Psychology; UCLA, Masters in Learning and Human Behavior; UCLA, Ph.D in Learning and Human Behavior.

CLASSES TAUGHT: Psychology, College Survival, Fitness for Life

EDUCATIONAL FIELD TRIPS: Museum of Tolerance

I AM IN CHARGE OF THE FOLLOWING SCHOOL EVENTS/ACTIVITIES: Mediterranean Dinner and College Mini Fair

INTERESTS OTHER THAN TEACHING: Baseball, Hockey, Soccer, outdoor activities.

ATHLETIC COACH OF: Baseball

I LIKE TEACHING AT SOUTHWESTERN BECAUSE: I like teaching at Southwestern Academy because the students are more than just students, they are family. I learn so much from their experiences, which not only makes me a better teacher, but also a better person.

FAVORITE QUOTE: “You don’t have to swing hard to get a homerun, if you have the timing it will go” -Yogi Berra

MY TEACHING PHILOSOPHY: If you put yourself in the students’ shoes, you’ll learn to teach them.