Debate Drills and Skills
An affordable online learning option
The Fall 2020 Debate Drills and Skills Workshop is an online class taught by Sana Jaffery. This class is designed to be cost-effective, and an affordable option for online debate coaching.
Wednesdays at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Aug 31 - Dec 15 PST
No make-up dates are available, but class video summaries will be posted
However, students that register before September 5 pay:
$115.00 for 15 weeks
Student-teacher ratio will not exceed 1-to-10
Video Conferencing Format
A computer or tablet
A Gmail account
Headphones (highly recommended)
An external microphone (preferred)
Students will be assigned to watch a 25-minute video at home once a week, and have to answer questions about it.
About the Coach
As a competitor, Sana has received various awards, including:
2019 National Speech and Debate Tournament Octofinalist (World Schools Debate)
2019 Philalethic Tournament Champion (1st place Lincoln Douglas)
2018 & 2019 NCFL Nationals Qualifier 2018 Dempsey Cronin Tournament Champion (1st place Lincoln Douglas)
Outstanding Distinction Merit in the National Speech and Debate Association
Winner. California Coast District Communicator of the Year
Sana believes that it’s important to treat students like they can do anything. Instilling confidence in students makes them far more willing to learn, and to try their best. Sana believes that regular practice can be customized to work on each student’s individual strengths and weaknesses.
Sana believes that strong debaters have very individualized styles. When students are comfortable in their own knowledge and skill set, they will be able to expand their own abilities easily, without having to focus on replicating someone else’s style. Sana wants to help students sharpen their skills while making sure that their debate style is really their own, and not just copied and pasted style of their coach.