Want to work one-on-one with a VDA teacher? Sultan Seraj, Ben Fisher, Phyl Demetriou, and Jonah Williams are available for personal tutor sessions upon contact. Please refer to the contact page if interested. We tutor debaters in any of their needs-- from argumentation, public speaking, case strategy, topic analysis, or debate basics.
Virginia Debate Academy has extensive experience with middle school debate, coaching Rachel Carson Middle School to first place overall at Urban Debate Nationals in 2015. Coaching includes lectures on advanced debate techniques, judging for mock debates, case review, and topic analysis. We can also help your Middle School start a team.
We critique cases provided to us to improve overall quality. Critiques focus on argumentative strategy, evidence strength, and rhetorical impact.
VDA teachers are available to judge middle school and high school debate tournaments at a competitive rate. Email us with the date, location and name of your tournament. Prices vary on tournament level.
Our expert team can craft topic analyses and evidence packages along with potential cases to teams in search of a leg up on local competition.
Bring Virginia Debate Academy to your classes. If you already have a prep class, VDA can coach debate or public speaking for your students.