San Marino High School '17
Elimination Round Participant at Loyola 2016, Voices 2016, Alta 2016
CPS 2014, Berkeley 2015
I spent two weeks with Paras over summer at his personal debate camp. The main advantage, at first sight, was the individualized attention; instead of having lab leaders at a traditional debate camp, you have someone who is willing to work with you one-on-one throughout the entire time. But when I actually got to the camp, it was even more valuable than I expected.
The schedule was intense: 9-5 everyday, beginning with the drills for homework assigned yesterday, then analyzing a round, followed by lunch, redoing speeches from the round, and drills to target specific skills. Unlike other camps, which gave you plenty of leisure time, this individualized camp had one goal: to make you a better debater. And that has been Paras' mission for all his students.