Coaching

Are you looking to take your extemp competition to the next level? The Extemper’s Bible is run by some of the country’s best former extempers – and they’re interested in seeing you succeed. Find out information about our personal coaching below!

*We understanding that socioeconomic barriers can prevent students from disadvantaged backgrounds from succeeding in extemp, and that the speech and debate community is largely dominated by students of wealth and privilege. If you are interested in receiving coaching in extemp but have financial difficulties that may prevent you from doing so, please email outreach@extempers.org.

All coaches donate part of their earnings to a nonprofit or charitable cause, chosen either by the coach or by the student. You can find their information below!

Our Coaches

James (Jimmy) Gao

Experience: Jimmy was a four-year competitor from Ridge High School in New Jersey (Class of 2020). He has won Yale, UPenn, and NSDAs, and has finaled at Bronx, GMU, Harvard, and ToC.

Charitable Cause: ProPublica Reporting or one of your choosing!

Rate: $25/30 minutes, $50/hour (40% to charitable cause)

Reach out: via phone/text at 908-267-3121; via email at james@extempers.org

Steve Asthana

Experience: Steve was a four-year competitor from Shrewsbury High School in Massachusetts. (Class of 2020). He has placed Top 3 at GMU and NCFLs, and was a 2020 MBA Invitee.

Charitable Cause: Mental Health America or one of your choosing!

Rate: $20/30 minutes (50% to charitable cause)

Reach out: via phone/text at 774-214-6886; via email at steve@extempers.org

Rayhan Murad

Experience: Rayhan was a four-year competitor from Ridge High School in New Jersey (Class of 2019). He is the 2019 New Jersey State Champion in IX and Impromptu, and has finaled/semi-finaled at NCFL’s, TOC’s, Yale, Bronx, and UPenn.  

Charitable Cause: CASA of New Jersey (foster-care advocacy) or one of your choosing!

Rate: $25/30 minutes, $50/hour (40% to charitable cause)

Reach out: via phone/text at 908-630-7930; via email at rayhanlmurad@gmail.com