Educational Coach: Writing, History, ESL, Speech & Debate
Educational Coach: Writing, History, ESL, Speech & Debate
Hi, I'm D (they/them). I'm a trans/non-binary educator and debate coach who recently earned a Master's degree in the History of Science from 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...
Hi, I'm D (they/them). I'm a trans/non-binary educator and debate coach who recently earned a Master's degree in the History of Science from 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, ESL, 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 thei
Knowledgeable and good at explaining
I wanted to wait for my paper to be graded but don’t want to miss my chance leave a review. D helped me write a philosophy paper that I didn’t think I could. When I was stuck on a concept D helped explain it in words I could actually understand. Highly recommend!Cade, 1 lesson with D.
D is an amazing tutor!
My introverted son connected with D from the onset! He now looks forward to the next session and I couldn’t be more happy to see how well he responded to D, on day 1! Thank you D!Karla , 6 lessons with D.
D.C. is very responsible and patient. We like him very much. He plans the tutoring very well and gives assignment after lesson. In addition, he provides feedback after each lesson to help the student.Jie, 10 lessons with D.
D is an exceptional tutor and helped me not feel dumb with some of the silly questions I was asking. D really works hard with you to help you learn and grow. I'm definitely going back to this tutor in the future.Christopher, 1 lesson with D.
knowledgeable and patient tutor
D. is very good at current event topics, engaged in teaching, and always very patient and listens well. D. is always prepared before each class, and takes good notes to communicate with student.Sara, 3 lessons with D.
A skilled and patient teacher... Very knowledgeable
D is teaching debate and public speaking to my daughter. It is amazing how D can teach so diligently and effortlessly to their students. Their teaching style is challenging, engaging, and very helpful; my daughter has made so much progress through D’s lessons. D has boosted my daughter’s confidence in debate and public speaking significantly. My daughter looks forward to each session with D: she is very enthusiastic about her lessons. I would highly recommend D to anyone in need of improving public speaking skills— whether they are shy and timid, or need to improve in debate in general. You will love D’s tutoring.Jin, 18 lessons with D.
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, 14 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, 40 lessons with D.
Response time: 1 hour