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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.

 

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