Peter Montes de Oca
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.