James CooperSenior Coach City: Sydney Course List:
Bachelor of Commerce and a Masters of Teaching
What involvement have you had with Public Speaking & Debating?
Having involved myself in Debating and Public Speaking for the last 6+ years I have participated in many tournaments and events to help hone my skills. Some of my favourite events have included HICES Debating 2011-2017, UN Youth Voice Speaking Competition 2013-2015 and UN Youth Model United Nations 2013-2016.
What experience do you have working with children?
Over the years I have had lots of experience helping students develop their skills not only in Public Speaking and Debating but teaching more generally as well.
Coach (The Illawarra Grammar School) 2017 - Present
Coach (Meriden School) 2018 - Present
Coach (Speaking Schools Australasia) 2018 - Present
Running Business Studies and VET Entertainment seminars in the Illawarra/South Coast 2018-
High School Tutoring 2016-2019
What is your favourite thing about working with children?
The most powerful thing about working with children is seeing students overcome fears, nerves, tension, or whatever it may be that is holding them back by delivering the best speech they have ever given. The pride that they feel in that moment and the excitement I have for them having made such a significant achievement is unmatchable.