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 Office Hours

Office hours for February will be led by Iain Gabriel Lampert, head of the speech & debate program at VIP High School in Southern California. They will take place on February 18th, 6-8pm PST. This office hours will primarily be focused on lay case debate, important presentational skills, and other parli basics and lay essentials. Please note in the form any additional topics you would like to discuss or ask questions about.

*Please fill out the form by February 14th.

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.