Debate Skills Workshop
An affordable online learning option
The Spring 2021 Middle School/High School Debate Skills Workshop is an online class taught by Sana Jaffery and Lila Coles. This class is designed to be cost-effective, and an affordable option for online debate coaching.
Wednesdays at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM PST
Jan 6 - May 26
However, students that register before December 18 pay:
$215.00 for 20 weeks
The student-teacher ratio will not exceed 1-to-8
What's New in 2021?
We've increased the undiscounted price from $145 to $255, yet we plan on improving the quality of our classes by:
Increasing the total teaching time from one hour to one and a half hours.
This session is 20 weeks long, as opposed to 16 weeks long.
We're adding a second coach.
This means that instead of running one practice debate per week, we will be running three practice debates a week, tripling the amount of one-on-one help that each student receives.
Video Conferencing Format
A computer or tablet
A Gmail account
Headphones (highly recommended)
An external microphone (preferred)
Students will have between 30 minutes to one hour of homework per week.
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. As a competitor, Sana learned a variety of debate styles and learned that everyone debates a little differently. 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. She 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.