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D. C.

Experienced College Educator: Writing, History, Speech & Debate

Experienced College Educator: Writing, History, Speech & Debate

$40/hour

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Bio

Hi, I'm D (they/them). I'm a trans/non-binary graduate student studying the History of Science at Oregon State University. After I graduated cum laude from Franklin and Marshall College with a Bachelor's degree in History and Religious Studies, I continued to pursue my passion for research and writing through graduate studies. While earning my MA, I developed my teaching and tutoring skills through the university classroom and fostered a love of learning in my students through engaging...

Hi, I'm D (they/them). I'm a trans/non-binary graduate student studying the History of Science at Oregon State University. After I graduated cum laude from Franklin and Marshall College with a Bachelor's degree in History and Religious Studies, I continued to pursue my passion for research and writing through graduate studies. While earning my MA, I developed my teaching and tutoring skills through the university classroom and fostered a love of learning in my students through engaging lectures, frequent class discussions, fun review sessions, and open office hours. I've learned that a relaxed and exploratory educational environment allows students to develop analytical skills which they can apply in their own writing, research, and classwork. All learning, research, and writing is a process and I strive to make my students comfortable with and excited about large projects like research papers. I excel in developing personalized strategies to meet a student's specific needs. More than anything, I aim to teach students how to continue improving and teaching themselves.

I specialize in History, Public Speaking, Speech and Debate, Writing, Proofreading, Editing, Grammar, and Research Skills. I have experience lecturing classrooms of 50 students, directing smaller review and discussion sessions of 5-15 students, and tutoring students on a one-on-one basis.

Since 2009 I have also been a member of the National Speech and Debate Association. In high school, I competed in both speech and debate categories at national, state, regional, and invitational competitions. Since 2013, I have coached students at the high school level and served as a for-hire judge in various leagues around the country (including the NJFL, CFL, PSSDL, OMSSDL, NSDL). I also have some experience with Middle School Speech and Debate.

I encourage prospective students to schedule a brief, 10 minute online consultation session before committing to a lesson to discuss goals, learning style, and their personal timeline.


Education

Franklin and Marshall College
History, STS, RST
Oregon State University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Rate details: Please inquire about special group lesson rates (2 or more students). Travel >30 miles Due to student demand, weekend lessons will be charged at a rate of 1.25x hour.
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Art

Art History

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have been a member of the National Speech and Debate Association since 2009. In high school, I competed in the categories Duo Interpretation, Oral Interpretation, and Lincoln-Douglas Debate and was able to earn a slot in the national tournament three out of 4 years. During college, I spent my weekends coaching the Phillipsburg High School Speech and Debate team and working as a hired freelance judge at major NSDA tournaments (The Princeton Classic, University of Pennsylvania Tournament, etc.). I have experience with all high school speech and debate categories including but not limited to: Original Oratory, Oral Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Extemporaneous Speaking, Impromptu Speaking, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, and Congressional Debate.

Corporate Training

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have been a member of the National Speech and Debate Association since 2009. In high school, I competed in the categories Duo Interpretation, Oral Interpretation, and Lincoln-Douglas Debate and was able to earn a slot in the national tournament three out of 4 years. During college, I spent my weekends coaching the Phillipsburg High School Speech and Debate team and working as a hired freelance judge at major NSDA tournaments (The Princeton Classic, University of Pennsylvania Tournament, etc.). I have experience with all high school speech and debate categories including but not limited to: Original Oratory, Oral Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Extemporaneous Speaking, Impromptu Speaking, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, and Congressional Debate.
Proofreading

Elementary Education

Reading

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have been a member of the National Speech and Debate Association since 2009. In high school, I competed in the categories Duo Interpretation, Oral Interpretation, and Lincoln-Douglas Debate and was able to earn a slot in the national tournament three out of 4 years. During college, I spent my weekends coaching the Phillipsburg High School Speech and Debate team and working as a hired freelance judge at major NSDA tournaments (The Princeton Classic, University of Pennsylvania Tournament, etc.). I have experience with all high school speech and debate categories including but not limited to: Original Oratory, Oral Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Extemporaneous Speaking, Impromptu Speaking, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, and Congressional Debate.
Writing,

Writing

During my time as a college level educator I have developed a unique research and writing methodology to assist my students. The following description comes from a syllabus I designed for students who want a clear, specific breakdown of the entire research and writing process. This extremely individualized course is designed for students from high school to graduate school and can be used as a template for work in the humanities and social sciences. Research Paper and Writing Course Description: This course is designed for students who need additional assistance with their academic research and writing skills. During this learning program, students will develop research, analytical, organizational, and writing skills to produce an 8-30-page term paper. The 4-week program is an accelerated approach for students who are already in a time crunch and are seeking additional guidance on the writing and research process. Over 4 weeks, we will have 5 separate 3-hour lessons which teach students to develop a research question, choose strong primary and secondary sources, construct an argumentative thesis statement, organize an argument, formulate a writing outline, write an introductory statement, draft the paper, and then edit and proofread the final copy. The 10-week course is perfect for students who are seeking a more relaxed timeline or are pursuing upper level and graduate research. Over 10 weeks, we will have 10 2-hour sessions which allow us to manage larger projects, work with source material in foreign languages, and get through an additional round or two of edits.
English, Literature, Proofreading, Reading

History

Religion,

Religion

I majored in Religious Studies with a major GPA of 3.46. I completed extended theoretical study of Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Taoism, and Buddhism.
World History,

World History

I have a BA in history, an MA in the history of science, and have received multiple grants supporting my own primary source research.
American History, Art History, Geography, Philosophy, Social Studies

Homeschool

Writing,

Writing

During my time as a college level educator I have developed a unique research and writing methodology to assist my students. The following description comes from a syllabus I designed for students who want a clear, specific breakdown of the entire research and writing process. This extremely individualized course is designed for students from high school to graduate school and can be used as a template for work in the humanities and social sciences. Research Paper and Writing Course Description: This course is designed for students who need additional assistance with their academic research and writing skills. During this learning program, students will develop research, analytical, organizational, and writing skills to produce an 8-30-page term paper. The 4-week program is an accelerated approach for students who are already in a time crunch and are seeking additional guidance on the writing and research process. Over 4 weeks, we will have 5 separate 3-hour lessons which teach students to develop a research question, choose strong primary and secondary sources, construct an argumentative thesis statement, organize an argument, formulate a writing outline, write an introductory statement, draft the paper, and then edit and proofread the final copy. The 10-week course is perfect for students who are seeking a more relaxed timeline or are pursuing upper level and graduate research. Over 10 weeks, we will have 10 2-hour sessions which allow us to manage larger projects, work with source material in foreign languages, and get through an additional round or two of edits.
English, Reading

Most Popular

Writing,

Writing

During my time as a college level educator I have developed a unique research and writing methodology to assist my students. The following description comes from a syllabus I designed for students who want a clear, specific breakdown of the entire research and writing process. This extremely individualized course is designed for students from high school to graduate school and can be used as a template for work in the humanities and social sciences. Research Paper and Writing Course Description: This course is designed for students who need additional assistance with their academic research and writing skills. During this learning program, students will develop research, analytical, organizational, and writing skills to produce an 8-30-page term paper. The 4-week program is an accelerated approach for students who are already in a time crunch and are seeking additional guidance on the writing and research process. Over 4 weeks, we will have 5 separate 3-hour lessons which teach students to develop a research question, choose strong primary and secondary sources, construct an argumentative thesis statement, organize an argument, formulate a writing outline, write an introductory statement, draft the paper, and then edit and proofread the final copy. The 10-week course is perfect for students who are seeking a more relaxed timeline or are pursuing upper level and graduate research. Over 10 weeks, we will have 10 2-hour sessions which allow us to manage larger projects, work with source material in foreign languages, and get through an additional round or two of edits.
English, Reading

Other

Religion,

Religion

I majored in Religious Studies with a major GPA of 3.46. I completed extended theoretical study of Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Taoism, and Buddhism.
Geography, Philosophy

Science

Anatomy, Philosophy

Summer

Writing,

Writing

During my time as a college level educator I have developed a unique research and writing methodology to assist my students. The following description comes from a syllabus I designed for students who want a clear, specific breakdown of the entire research and writing process. This extremely individualized course is designed for students from high school to graduate school and can be used as a template for work in the humanities and social sciences. Research Paper and Writing Course Description: This course is designed for students who need additional assistance with their academic research and writing skills. During this learning program, students will develop research, analytical, organizational, and writing skills to produce an 8-30-page term paper. The 4-week program is an accelerated approach for students who are already in a time crunch and are seeking additional guidance on the writing and research process. Over 4 weeks, we will have 5 separate 3-hour lessons which teach students to develop a research question, choose strong primary and secondary sources, construct an argumentative thesis statement, organize an argument, formulate a writing outline, write an introductory statement, draft the paper, and then edit and proofread the final copy. The 10-week course is perfect for students who are seeking a more relaxed timeline or are pursuing upper level and graduate research. Over 10 weeks, we will have 10 2-hour sessions which allow us to manage larger projects, work with source material in foreign languages, and get through an additional round or two of edits.
Reading

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Patient, Upbeat, Professional

My daughter has worked with D on her Middle School debate cases for the past few months and we are now on a regular weekly schedule. D is extremely patient, consistently supportive in tone, and does a great job in teaching with a more Socratic method as opposed to spoon-feeding the information. They have discussed the reliability of source material, logical formation of arguments, debate strategies, and practiced public speaking. Each session is 1.5 to 2 hours and the time flies. She looks forward to the sessions and appreciates how D has helped her become more informed of important societal issues.

J, 11 lessons with D.

Knowledgeable and communicates really well

She is guiding my kid on LD debate. My daughter looks forward to each of her sessions and is excited and confident to participate in competition.

Aman, 13 lessons with D.

Patient and enthusiastic

Teacher D is helping my kids with public speaking and story telling. D is quite experienced, with a solid background in speech competition. The kids are progressing well and learning good techniques. In person or online lessons are available and the rates are reasonable.

John, 16 lessons with D.
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D. C.

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