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Bee Workshops

North South Foundation conducts Online and Onsite workshops for Spelling, Math, Science and Geography Bee. These workshops are designed to encourage and prepare children to take part in Regional Contests as well as various national contests such as National Geographic Bee, Scripps Spelling Bee and MATHCOUNTS. The workshops include a review of the contest rules, tips to prepare for the competitions, fun exercises, practice mock bee, and more. This is a parent-child event and includes a booklet or study guide. The workshops provide the following benefits:

  • Improves learning
  • Enables chidren to gain confidence, get rid of phobia, fear or anxiety of the contest
  • Gives a thorough understanding of the basics
  • Learn how the NorthSouth contests are organized
  • Get to know what to study (study material)
  • Both the child and parent get more comfortable and get tuned in
  • Strengthening the NorthSouth family
Online Workshops

The Online workshops are offered using web conferencing tools such as GoToMeeting or Webex. Since this workshop is online, you can be anywhere, as long as you have a desktop/laptop with high speed Internet connection and a headphone. These workshops are available for registration by any NorthSouth member. Parents who registered and paid for the workshop will have access to the following:

  • The workshop material will be available for download from Parent Functions page a few days prior to the workshop (“View Status for Online Workshop & Download”)
  • Parents will need to click on a link in the (“View Status for Online Workshop & Download”) to receive a Video/Audio link via email to join the workshop.
  • During the workshop, there will be a Q&A window to enter your questions and panelists will respond with answers.
  • There will be an interactive Q&A session at the end of the workshop.

Spelling Bee online workshops are offered in two levels: Novice and Intermediate. These sessions are designed as a parent / child workshop. The sessions are lengthy for some of the younger children and we recommend that at least one parent is present during the entire duration of the session. Parents can make the decision on which session to join, or they may choose to join both. Please note that there could be some things that are common between the Novice and Intermediate sessions. The spellers registered for Intermediate session should have attended the session for Novice and/or have had previous spelling bee experience. The workshop for Intermediate level will not be covering some of the foundation level topics as it is assumed that the spellers registered for this level have a basic understanding of the spelling bees.

Spelling Bee online workshop are conducted by eminent coaches such as Mirle Shivashankar (Father and coach of Spelling bee champions – Vanya Shivashankar- 2015 Scripps National Bee and Kavya Shivashankar- 2011 Scrips National Bee champion) and assisted by past Spelling Bee winners.

Math Bee online workshops are offered in three levels based on grade level of the student. Each workshop is conducted by eminent and talented coaches who are experts in Math. Math Level 3 is conducted by Dr. Krishnaiah Revuluri, founder of the Math Bee at North South Foundation, Level 2 by Dr. Anil Sethi and Level 1 by Archna Jagtiani.

Geography Bee online workshops are conducted by geography expert, Mr.Kumar Nandur, who has trained several National Geography Bee Champions. This workshop is offered as a single level for ALL grade levels. It is recommended that at least one parent attend the workshop with the child.

Science Bee online workshops are offered in three levels based on grade level of the student. These workshops are offered by the lead coaches of the online coaching program. These coaches have been guided by Dr. Chenchal Subraveti, who is the father of the NorthSouth Science coaching curriculum and contests. Junior Science Workshop is conducted by Amita Quadros. Intermediate Science Workshop is conducted by Venu Reddy and Aditya Somisetty. Senior Science Workshop is conducted by Venkata Ramesh Dasari and Bhuvaneswari.

The following is the Online Workshop Schedule for 2018-19:

Product Code Event Date Time (EST) Duration (hours) Presenter Registration Deadline without Late Fee Registration Deadline with Late Fee Fee
Online Workshops
Spelling Novice Sat, 12/15/2018 1:00 PM 2.0 Mirle Shivshankar 12/08/2018 12/13/2018 $25
Spelling Intermediate Sat, 12/22/2018 1:00 PM 3.0 Mirle Shivshankar 12/15/2018 12/20/2018 $35
Spelling Novice Sat, 02/09/2019 1:00 PM 2.0 Mirle Shivshankar 02/02/2019 02/07/2019 $25
Spelling Intermediate Sun, 02/10/2019 1:00 PM 3.0 Mirle Shivshankar 02/03/2019 02/08/2019 $35
Math Bee Level 3 Sun, 02/24/2019 4:30 PM 2.5 Seshagirirao Cherukuri 02/17/2019 02/23/2019 $30
Geography Sun, 03/03/2019 2:00 PM 2.5 Srinivaskumar Nandur 02/24/2019 03/02/2019 $30

Don’t miss out these workshops! There will be a late fee of $15 for registrations after the deadline. Two-thirds of your contribution is tax-deductible. This portion is used towards helping poor children going to college in India.

Please register online by selecting "Register for Online Workshop" on the Parent Functions page. Do not use the link “Register for Onsite Workshop”, which is a different tool.

All inquiries should be sent to

Information Sessions

Information sessions are offered for free to any parent who wishes to learn about the contests, coaching programs and other offerings from North South Foundation. These sessions cover a brief review of contest rules and subject topics. Detailed material is covered in the Online or Onsite workshops.

The following is the Information Session Schedule for 2018-19:

Product Code Event Date Time (EST) Duration (hours) Presenter Fee Registration / Recording Link
Information Sessions
Spelling Information Session Sun, 11/25/2018 1:00 PM 1 Mirle Shivshankar Free
Spelling Information Session Sun, 01/20/2019 1:00 PM 1 Mirle Shivshankar Free

Onsite Workshops

Offered by the local Chapters. The date, time and duration of Onsite Workshops are set by local Chapter Director based on the availability of local coaches and volunteers in the chapter. Please contact your local Chapter Director for details.

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Workshop calendar for Chapters in state: MA

  Workshop   Date/Check-in Time
    Venue     Contact Info
Cambridge, MA Workshops not yet scheduled for this center. Venue information is not yet available. Subramanian Santhanam
Chapter Director


Madavi Nathan Oliver

Worcester, MA Workshops not yet scheduled for this center. Venue information is not yet available. Savitha Rajiv

Anitha Rajagopalan

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