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D. C.

Educational Coach: Writing, History, ESL, Speech & Debate

Educational Coach: Writing, History, ESL, Speech & Debate

$45/hour

  • 313 hours tutoring

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Bio

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


Education

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

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $45
  • Rate details: Weekend lessons: 1.15x hour. Travel >30 miles. Will proofread/edit without a lesson. 1st skipped lesson: 1/2x hour, all others full price. 1st late cancellation: free, all others 1/2x hour.
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

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

Philosophy,

Philosophy

I graduated from Oregon State University's History and Philosophy of Science program in December 2019 with a 3.93 GPA. My research focused on the History of Medicine and the ethics of experimentation in Germany between 1900 and 1933. I have received significant grant support for my research, presented my work at professional conferences around the country, and helped my students incorporate this knowledge into their own written historical work. I have worked as an educator for almost 3 years in formal classroom settings, informal student driven workshops, and online tutoring sessions.
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, Political Science, 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

Philosophy,

Philosophy

I graduated from Oregon State University's History and Philosophy of Science program in December 2019 with a 3.93 GPA. My research focused on the History of Medicine and the ethics of experimentation in Germany between 1900 and 1933. I have received significant grant support for my research, presented my work at professional conferences around the country, and helped my students incorporate this knowledge into their own written historical work. I have worked as an educator for almost 3 years in formal classroom settings, informal student driven workshops, and online tutoring sessions.
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

Science

Philosophy,

Philosophy

I graduated from Oregon State University's History and Philosophy of Science program in December 2019 with a 3.93 GPA. My research focused on the History of Medicine and the ethics of experimentation in Germany between 1900 and 1933. I have received significant grant support for my research, presented my work at professional conferences around the country, and helped my students incorporate this knowledge into their own written historical work. I have worked as an educator for almost 3 years in formal classroom settings, informal student driven workshops, and online tutoring sessions.
Anatomy

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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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.

wonderful tutor

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.

Amazing

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.
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