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Debate Club

“If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.”
- Sir Ken Robinson -

Overview

Whether a student enjoys discussing current affairs over the dinner table, needs a confidence boost with public speaking or would like to refine how they present arguments, Bespoke Tuition’s Debate Club is a fantastic way to hone a variety of skills whilst building general knowledge. Sessions can be adapted to coach individual students one to one, or support a group of up to 6 pupils for a more collaborative experience. Our Course Leaders are superb communicators and confidence-builders who will motivate students to find their voice and craft intelligent, well-structured rebuttals. Most attended Oxbridge with active involvement in the University Debating Clubs and many have gone on to train as barristers, public speakers and presenters.

MAX (BA, MA, MPhil) completed his various degrees at Yale, Oxford and Cambridge Universities. He regularly publishes reviews and essays in American and British magazines, like the New Yorker, the Times Literary Supplement, and Apollo. Max offers one to one debate coaching and facilitates our debate club for groups of up to 6 students upon demand. He is skilled at instilling confidence in students to build arguments and verbally express themselves with ease and self-assurance.

LAURENCE (MA History & Management: First) has tutored since 2013. Having attended Sevenoaks School, UK, he scored in the top 1% of IB students worldwide. Laurence took an active role in debating clubs through school and university. He was also a member of Model United Nations (MUN), and later on a public speaker for the Army, TEDx, on television, and in press events for his start-up businesses. Laurence has also taught Critical Thinking Masterclasses at Dulwich College, UK.

Course Leader

Leader of Debate Club

Max

Debate Club Coordinator

Meet
Max

Leader of Debate Club
With a BA, Mst and MPhil from Yale, Oxford & Cambridge Universities, Max is a highly accomplished academic who has spent 2 years tutoring Yale undergraduates. He also spent 1 year supervising Trinity College, Cambridge undergraduates and has since offered private tuition both in person and online. Leader of our Debate Club, Max helps each individual student find their individual narrative and confidence. Whether your child enjoys discussing current affairs over the dinner table, needs a confidence boost with public speaking or would like to refine how they present arguments and build general knowledge, Max will tailor his stimulating programmes accordingly. Contact Max on +44 (0)207 3856795 or email info@bespoketuition.com.

General Format

  • Discussion with student over objectives and interest areas
  • Techniques on how to compose & present an argument persuasively
  • Course leader sets a motion for the student/s to prepare to speak on
  • Students present their arguments either for or against the motion
  • Analysis of presentation skills, critical thinking skills and oratorical techniques
  • Personalised guided strategies provided on how to refine debate skills

Our Debate Club is available on demand and can be taken as a one-off, an intensive 3 day course or series of weekly classes. Available online, the club can be adapted for both Primary & Secondary students. Email to book: info@bespoketuition.com.

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