As part of the National Parliamentary Debate League’s efforts to make coaching more accessible, office hours will again be held throughout the year! Coordinated by Lilly Hackworth, coach for Sequoia High School and University of Chicago student, and Shirley Cheng, coach for Mountain View-Los Altos and Stanford student, office hours will be run monthly using Google Hangouts, and will feature a different coach each month.

In order to sign up for office hours, please fill out the form below. To best benefit students, we have included sections asking for prior experience as well as the concepts that debaters feel more or less comfortable with. This helps us plan effectively for each session held, and also gives us an idea of what students are looking for in the future.

Past Office Hours

Office hours for the month of December were led by David Gomez-Siu, former debater for Campolindo and current student at UC Berkeley. January office hours were led by Javin Pombra, former Los Altos debater and current Harvard student. February offices were hosted by Iain Gabriel Lampert, head of the speech & debate program at VIP High School in Southern California.

March Office Hours

Office hours for March will be led by Shirley Cheng, MVLA coach, Stanford student, and previous TOC champion. They will take place the week of March 25th. This office hours will primarily be focused on preparation for TOC. We’d especially encourage competitors coming from outside California to come get first hand insight on the types of arguments and styles of debating you may see at TOC. Please note in the form any additional topics you would like to discuss or ask questions about.

*Please fill out the form by March 24th.

Name *
When would you be available for office hours? *
Please check all options that would work for you, note that you are welcome to be on the call for just part of the timeframe if necessary.