Personality Development Confidence Building

Speech is power: to persuade, to convince, to compel

"Success is not an anomalous result of powerful public speaking but rather a familiar accompaniment."
Our teachers are qualified professionals who are passionate about teaching children leadership and self confidence skills through the art of public speaking and most importantly connect with them. It is our goal to help students discover the joy of expression in a non-threatening environment and gain self esteem.
Ms. Jingco
  • Bachelor's in Psychology and a minor in child and youth studies at the University of San Francisco
  • 8 + years teaching various subjects, including: English, Public Speaking, Debate, Music Therapy, College/Career Readiness, ESL and GLEE club
  • Behavioral therapist and counselor
  • Professional singer. Performed at amazing venues like Yoshi's, Levi's Stadium and the Staples Center
  • Hobbies: write poetry, singing, hiking, and helping people in the community
Ms. Whitney
  • Bachelor’s in drama from San Francisco State University
  • Works for the Jefferson school district
  • Counselor at a special needs camp
  • Special Education teacher
  • 3+ years teaching Public Speaking, Debate, Drama and Sewing
  • Hobbies include: sewing, traveling, and anything that involves the outdoors
Ms. Prahlad
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, English Literature and Economics
  • Bachelor of Law
  • 18+ years as a film critic and freelance writer
  • 12+ years as docent in Elementary School for the Fine Arts Mini Experience Program
  • 6+ years tutoring Grades 2 - 12 in Language, Writing, and Speech
  • 3+ years as a college essay coach
  • Hobbies: reading, traveling, writing, gardening
Mr. Roseman
  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and minor in Business from San Jose State University
  • 2+ years teaching Public Speaking, Debate, English, Scuba diving and Sailing
  • 12 years of experience in Public Relations
  • Entertainment host
  • Comedy club manager
  • Taught English as a second language in Thailand
  • Hobbies: travel, astronomy, sailing, diving, reading, cooking
Ms. Iyer
  • MBA in finance
  • Bachelor’s in Commerce and Accounting
  • Diploma in Computer studies
  • 5 years in Corporate Finance, Analysis and Accounting
  • Teaches Computer Studies, Public Speaking, Debate and Coding
  • Hobbies: cooking, reading, traveling, volunteering
Mr. Ted
  • Bachelor’s in Psychology
  • Author, professional speaker and director
  • Has published 4 books for children and a collection of poetry
  • Written and directed several screen plays
  • Teaches History and Public Speaking
  • Hobbies: sailing, acting, scuba diving, traveling, cooking
Mr. Taitz
  • Bachelor's in Science in Human Development with Honors from Cornell
  • Ph.D student in clinical psychology at Palo Alto University
  • Public Speaking and Debate teacher for 3+ years
  • Improv comedy artist
  • Uses Improv Comedy skills to make learning fun
  • Extensive knowledge of Pokemon and Comics
  • Hobbies: reading, comedy, improv, theatre
Ms. Soliman
  • Business Management, Computer Science
  • 10 + years in business management/MIS
  • 7+ years teaching Public Speaking, Debate
  • Hobbies: travel, exercise, ski, music, socialize, swim, photography
Ms. Carmen
  • 3+ years as a Marketing Manager
  • 2 + years teaching
  • Teaches Public Speaking and Art
  • Hobbies: traveling, reading
Ms. Verma
  • Master’s in Finance
  • Bachelor’s in Engineering
  • Working with Fremont Unified School District as a Para Educator
  • Teaches Public Speaking, Debate, Art
  • Hobbies: writing, volunteering, painting, cooking
Ms. Sasha
  • Bachelor’s in Political Science from San Francisco State University
  • Professional writer and singer
  • Teaches Public Speaking and Drama
  • Hobbies: acting, singing, traveling
Mr. Kart
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Evolutionary Anthropology with a minor in History and Philosophy of Science from University of California, Davis
  • 6 + years teaching Public Speaking, Debate to elementary, middle and high school students
  • Tutoring at various high schools and colleges across the Bay
  • Field organizer for political campaigns
  • Hobbies: playing music, tennis, basketball, volunteering
Ms. Vijaynathan
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Accounting
  • 7 + years teaching various subjects like Lego Robotics, Public Speaking, Debate, Dance and Hindi
  • Hobbies: singing, dancing, music
Ms. Sarcar
  • Bachelor’s in Mass Communication with a minor in Organizational Communication from Winona State University
  • Worked at Wells Fargo for 12 years
  • Teaches Public Speaking and Debate
  • Volunteering and Fundraising for several Non-Profit and Social Organizations
  • Hobbies: photography, reading, traveling and volunteering
Ms. Rodricks
  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Sociology with a minor in Psychology
  • Founder and Program Director of SpeakDebate
  • 7+ years teaching Public Speaking, Debate, Drama and English
  • Professional speaker and Emcee
  • Worked at Goldman Sachs and New York Life
  • Motivational speaker
  • Pre school teacher
  • Hobbies: hiking, photography, theatre, comedy, traveling, improv, movies


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