DebateDrills is the leading speech and debate tutoring service in the United States. All of our students, from brand new debaters to national champions, have benefited from our structured tutoring from world-class instructors. DebateDrills Tutors have helped over 400 students win countless tournaments, including local, national, and international competitions. We have completed 5000+ hours of 1-on-1 tutoring using proven teaching methods and in-house materials.
“I honestly thought that I improved more in 5 hours of tutoring than I had at all the debate camps I had been to in previous summers (combined).”
- Nirmal Balachundar | B.S. Northwestern University
9th Place, 2017 Varsity Harvard Invitational
“I personally found myself making leaps within single sessions.”
- Ishan Timalsina | B.S. University of California, San Diego
In our experience, many debate educators often focus on content and lectures instead of implementation. Our approach is the opposite.We rarely lecture and prefer free flowing conversations where students feel free to speak their mind and be equal participants in the conversation. This creates trust between student and instructor and ensures students feel comfortable making mistakes in the sessions, allowing faster progress. As trends evolve, so does strategy, and elite coaches must adapt to the game. We pride ourselves on staying ahead of the curve and students consistently approach us because of how effective our teaching techniques are.
Our approach to tutoring is uniquely individualized and detailed. We initially assess and determine each students’ weaknesses while onboarding them into our program. We help decide the best tutor, and work with our tutors to create custom lesson plans using our in-house teaching philosophy and methods. We use a professional suite of software to provide seamless and effective online education that allows for flexible learning and scheduling. Click below to view our offering in more detail:
Individualized Learning Assessment (ILA)
Intensive 1-on-1 Tutoring in Structured Learning Progressions
Instructor Quality Control
Access to Exclusive DebateDrills Video Library
Professional Online Software and Seamless User Experience
Families can work with our champion instructors at the following three (3) price points:
Tier 1 - Associate Tutor
$75 per Session
Tier 2 - Lead Tutor
$100 per Session
Tier 3 - Expert Tutor
$125 per Session
We tier our tutors as "Associate" "Lead" and "Expert" based on the number of hours they have tutored with us. We do not offer pay-as-you-go tutoring. All families tutoring with DebateDrills must purchase a subscription package. Click on a tab below to see detailed pricing for subscriptions:
DebateDrills is proud to have a highly accomplished tutoring staff. Our coaches have championed every major regular season and postseason national championship in the United States and represent a collection of the most successful debaters in history. Families can pick specific instructors to work with, subject to availability. All of our available instructors are listed below along with their current experience level. Click on any instructors photo to read their bio and background.
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