NSD's Concierge Coaching is designed around 25 hours of 1-on-1 tutoring, which helps students identify and tackle their unique weaknesses.
June 1 - Aug 31
Online & Custom Scheduling
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Our concierge tutors are hand-picked by our Executive Director and have unparalleled track records as champinoship coaches and debaters.
From learning debate fundamentals to mastering advanced skills, the concierge program is designed specifically to fit your unique needs.
The core of our concierge program is focused, 1-on-1 attention with excellent instructors, ensuring consistent, structured practice.
Perfect for students with a full slate of summer commitments, we create a bespoke tutoring and practice schedule that fits your schedule.
Concierge Coaching was one of the most important factors to my success in debate. Being able to work closely with highly skilled and experienced instructors in a one-on-one setting meant that I received personally tailored feedback for each learning stage, and the instructors encouraged asking challenging questions during the process to develop deeper comfortability with the positions.
B.A | Yale College
1st Place | New York City Invitational and Florida State Championship
Each NSD offering is built on a core set of values. Our Concierge Coaching program is designed to provide top level, one-on-one summer coaching for students who need flexibility in their summer schedule. With Concierge Coaching, students experience our most individualized summer experience, with a coaching schedule and tailored curriculum designed to fit each student’s needs. Utilizing our vast network of coaches and teachers, we meet with parents and students to craft a curriculum that best suits the needs of students, taught by coaches who are experts in the exact areas where improvement is needed most for a student.
University of Chicago
NSD Online Director
The heart of Concierge Coaching is 25 hours of one-on-one coaching time with our set of elite instructors, booked to fit your scheduling needs. Individual coaching is an excellent way for students to receive a curriculum customized to fit their needs, at a pace appropriate for them. Whether a student is seeking an introductory curriculum to the fundamentals of debate, or seeking advanced work on a series of specialized debate skills, each student’s individual tutoring program is tailored to fit their needs.
Concierge Coaching students can participate in up to 10 practice debates over the summer, judged by our expert instructors, who provide extensive round feedback on what students should do to improve.
In elective seminars, students learn about niche topics–from debate strategy to philosophy to political theory–from specialist instructors. Students choose from a wide range of elective seminar options, so they can attend the seminars that most interest them.
Students watch demonstration debates from our younger faculty, many of whom were recently nationally top ranked debate competitors. Demonstration rounds are moderated by senior faculty, who break down the round with students in-between speeches, answer student questions, and provide a post-round analysis.
To supplement their individual coaching sessions and practice rounds, Concierge Coaching students receive access to asynchronous resources that they can use to hone their skills, as their schedule permits:
With any camp registration, students receive free access to NSD’s Skill Builder pre-camp curriculum. Skill Builder features stand-alone curriculum modules intended for independent study, built by top faculty. At camp, we want our students focused on the most valuable aspects of our sessions: intensive, interactive instruction that amplifies and deepens students’ existing skill sets and builds new ones, learning deep skills in specialty areas from top faculty, and participating in a supportive learning community with peers. Skill Builder helps students solidify background skills ahead of camp, so students can focus on what matters most while they are at camp.
We are committed to providing low-income students with access to our camp programs through need-based scholarships. If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please view our scholarships page.