Emerson is hands down the best debate coach in the city of Houston. Not only does he have equal knowledge in all the topics he teaches, he makes sure that class is fun and enjoyable. Snacks are plentiful, discussions are in depth, and you can't take the class without loving his teaching methods. The fact that he's willing to pour hours outside of class into building research walls and giant files for the team shows how committed he is to the school. 10/10
I thought he was a very helpful teacher; people below saying that he only helped the varsity debaters could be right, but if you are just laid back and chill about debate, than he should help those who really care about it. Good overall but can be a little weird lol
He is a total OG.
Emerson was one of my most favorite teachers at the school and the reason I got into and stayed in competitive debate. From him I learned a whole host of argumentation skills, research skills, etc. On top of that he was always friendly and willing to put in the extra time to work with you as much as you wanted. Moreover, he was and is very involved with clubs and events outside of school. Lastly, his class was one I looked forward to everyday simply because of the fun atmosphere Emerson created.
He only helped the varsity debaters and cared about the people that spent every minute of their day on the subject.