Fall 2021 Registration Now Open!

Each semester, our students research and write about a current events topic, practice their public speaking skills, and compete in online debate tournaments! The program culminates in two Open-Invitational Debate Tournaments where students will have the opportunity to debate against teams from other debate programs across the country!


Team Membership includes:

- 10 Weekly Zoom Classes (2 hours)
- 2 Open Invitational Debate Tournaments (16 hours)
- 4 Bi-Weekly "Office Hours" for Optional One-on-One Coaching
- 2 Student Progress Check-ins by Phone (in addition to weekly written updates)
- 4:1 student teacher ratio, guaranteed (Class size of 8 with 2 instructors)
- Beginner and advanced students are separated into different classes

Age Range

Grades 6 - 11

Hours

Tue (6-8 pm EST) or
Wed (5-7pm EST) or Thurs (6-8 pm EST) plus two Saturday Tournaments (9am-4pm EST)

Skill Level

Beginner - Advanced (Classes Grouped by Age/Experience)

Dates

Classes Oct 4 - Dec 13
Tournaments on Nov 6 & Dec 18

Prerequisites

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Length

10 weeks + 2 Saturday Tournaments

Tuition

$990

Lumos also offers a 5% sibling discount that will be issued as a refund within 48 hours of registration.

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4:1 Student Teacher Ratio

We do classes of 8 students with 2 instructors per class. We've found that, especially for online coaching, having a small class size is absolutely critical for making sure that every student gets to speak - even our shy or more reluctant students! The 4:1 student teacher ratio also means that our instructors really get to know each child's strengths and weaknesses and provide targeted coaching throughout the week.

Private Coaching And Guidance

Throughout each week, students will get edits and advice as they research and write out their speeches. In addition, they'll have a chance to do one-on-one conferences with instructors to work on their tournament preparation. And of course, during our classes, students will have a chance to do speaking activities and practice debates so they can get immediate feedback live over zoom!

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