Communication Tower

ELIA CHING

Debater | Educator | Researcher | Writer 

 

MISSION

Empowering youth in critical thinking, public speaking and debate
through the lens of history, current event, economics, international affairs and politics.

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CURRENT EVENT

We understand our world when we follow the current events.

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DEBATE

We create debates about the pressing issues of our time.

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PUBLIC SPEAKING

We help speakers to clearly articulate their thoughts.

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 ECONOMICS

We promise students the skills to be more effective leaders by employing economic analysis when considering difficult public policy choices.

 

SERVICE

College Recreation

CLASSES

Current Event, Economics, Speech or Debate Classes

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SUMMER CAMP

High quality weeklong or multiple weeks summer camps in speech and debate.

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PRIVATE COACHING

1-1 coaching in Team Policy Debate, Parliamentary Debate, Public Forum and Extemporaneous Speech

 

Events

  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking I
    Saturday 12:30-1:50pm
    Los Altos Community Center
    Saturday 12:30-1:50pm
    Los Altos Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave, Los Altos, CA 94022
    Fundamentals of Public Speaking is a course designed to teach students basic public speaking skills.
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  • Introduction of Public Speaking
    8/4 and 8/11 9:30 am to 12pm tentatively
    Saint Timothy’s Lutheran Church
    8/4 and 8/11 9:30 am to 12pm tentatively
    Saint Timothy’s Lutheran Church , 5151 Carter Avenue, San Jose 95118
    This is a free summer camp on public speaking for students with low socioeconomic background.
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  • Current Event / Extemporaneous Speaking Club
    Every other week (Sept to May)
    Campbell, CA, USA
    Every other week (Sept to May)
    Campbell, CA, USA
    Bloom is a club where students analyze history, understand current events and develop skills for Extemporaneous Speaking.
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  • Speech and Debate Camp
    June 13-17 9 - 1 pm
    Valley Christian High School
    June 13-17 9 - 1 pm
    Valley Christian High School , 100 Skyway Drive, Ste. 110 San Jose, CA 95111
    Introduction to middle and high school competitive speech and debate.
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  • TEDxYouth@ShorelineBlvd
    Sat, Oct 08
    Tabard Theatre Company
    Oct 08, 9:15 PM – 9:20 PM
    Tabard Theatre Company, 29 N San Pedro St, San Jose, CA 95110, USA
    TEDx, a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience
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  • Think like an Entrepreneur Seminar
    Fri, Aug 19
    Saratoga Public Library Community Room
    Aug 19, 10:15 AM PDT
    Saratoga Public Library Community Room, 13650 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070, USA
    College professors introduce economic concepts and how one can think like an entrepreneur. Seminar for ages 14-26.
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ABOUT ELIA CHING

Elia is a debater, writer, and researcher from the San Francisco Bay Area. He is constantly on the hunt for truth and knowledge.


As a homeschool graduate, Elia has had a unique self-directed education that allowed him the freedom to dive deep into subjects that he is interested in. In addition to taking college classes since middle school, he has conducted research in International Relations, Economics, and Public Policy under professors from Dartmouth, Carleton, New York University, UC Santa Barbara, University of Connecticut and Foothill College. He is an accomplished speech and debater, including being a semifinalist at Stanford Invitational Parliamentary Open. He is currently a speech and debate coach at Valley Christian School and a researcher at a think tank.

Elia hopes to inspire young students with his knowledge, skills and passion. He believes that the ability for youth to think, speak, and analyze the world around them is the most important skill they can have.