"Shakir’s extensive personal and coaching experience in debating and public speaking make him a personable, approachable, and truly excellent instructor."
Zeenia Framroze - Branksome Hall
World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Champion
"Shakir’s coaching was essential to my success in speech and debate, and in other aspects of my life from academics to job interviews."
Khaleel Rajwani - University of Toronto Schools
Fourth Speaker Overall, Canadian National Public Speaking Championships
The camp is limited to 18 students, which maximizes individual attention and parallels a small classroom atmosphere. Students are taught by the same instructor throughout the camp. This allows for individually tailored feedback and support.
"I am now at the University of Toronto and there are ethical paradigms and theories of political philosophy that I was first introduced to at Discourse."
Carol Drumm - Branksome Hall
Record of Success
Discourse has a record of success in improving students’ skills. Attendees have included students who have attended the most competitive public speaking and debate tournaments in the world, such as the World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships and the World Schools Debate Championships.
"After the week, I walked away with lists of reading, sources for research, and pages of notes on economics, politics, and international relations."
Benjamin Levy - University of Toronto Schools
First Speaker Overall, McGill High School Debate Championships
The entire week is taught by a lawyer who specializes in high stakes litigation with extensive debate coaching experience at Ontario's top schools. No first-time or ad hoc instructors. Your child gets the best.
"Shakir helped me develop several skills that have proven invaluable not only as a debater, but also as a student."
Sonali Amarasekera - Branksome Hall
Head Girl, Branksome Hall
"Discourse was the perfect balance between theory and practice. The skills I learned there were invaluable and helped with multiple tournament achievements."
Jadyn Dragasveich - St. Andrew's College
Finalist, Cross-Examination Debate at the International Independent Schools Public Speaking Championships