Parents/Students
All the NorthSouth coaching classes are held online using tools such as Zoom. Students and coaches are provided with access to NorthSouth online portal from where they can download class materials. Some coaches may use google classrooms to share the class materials.

Please go to: https://www.northsouth.org/app9/login.aspx?entry=p

Input the details and fill out the information to complete setting up the account

An email will be sent from coaching@northsouth.org with the necessary information required to register for the classes

Yes, you can explore our full spectrum of coaching offerings, coaching bios and syllabus and curriculum outline here: https://www.northsouth.org/public/USContests/Coaching

The price mentioned is for the entire semester for that subject and level. For example, the fees for Math for all 20 classes is $150.

Yes, students can enroll in multiple classes. However, since some classes can be challenging please consider not squeezing in too much into the schedule. Timings for classes are chosen by the coaches. It is not possible to know in advance which classes are available for signup and at what times, until all the coaches finalize their schedules. This usually happens by the time registrations open and new coaches sign up even after student registrations open.

A class catalog is available at: https://www.northsouth.org/public/uscontests/coaching/CoachingCatalog

Summer catalog will be published soon, please disregard the Spring catalog we have on the website.

Summer courses can be intensive and we are not offering any classes to students below 4th grade. in the future we will consider updating our curriculum with fun activities to accommodate K-3 students.

Timings for classes are chosen by the coaches. It is not possible to know in advance which classes are available for signup and at what times, until all the coaches finalize their schedules. This usually happens by the time registrations open and new coaches sign up even after student registrations open.

A class catalog is available at: https://www.northsouth.org/public/uscontests/coaching/CoachingCatalog

Summer catalog will be published soon, please disregard the Spring catalog we have on the website.

Please see the coaching catalog spreadsheet above for details on hours required to each class.

Please go to here: https://www.northsouth.org/public/uscontests/coaching/CoachingCatalog

Click on Coaches link under each subject and you will get a list of bios. If you do not see a coach profile, either the coaches have opted out to submit their profile or it is going through the approval process.

Coaches

This may be because you have your account as a student account under one of your parent's accounts.

Please go ahead and create an account with a new email id following these steps:

  • Create a parent account
  • Mark yourself as single and youth volunteer
  • Complete the profile

Yes, NorthSouth recruits volunteer coaches from high school grades and higher. Although preference is given to high school juniors and seniors, exceptional 9th and 10th graders are highly encouraged to fill out a coaching application here: https://forms.gle/U6mY8cK41zCQqkGKA

It is very simple to change your NorthSouth volunteer login email ID:

Yes, coaches will be provided with the Syllabus. Click on the links provided for each subject/level in the Coaching Catalog section to learn more about syllabus and layout of the classes for that offering.

Yes, coaches will be provided with all the materials and zoom session to conduct the classes.

It depends on which subject you are teaching. Please see the coaching catalog spreadsheet above for details on hours required to each class. A preparation time equaling to the length of the class should be factored when assessing your availability and schedule.

All summer classes will be held on weekdays. There are no weekend classes scheduled in summer.

Coaching will receive an orientation from the program lead. they will get a walk through of the materials, tips for teaching classes. Other than this, we expect coaches to be fully self sufficient and experts in the subjects they are signing up to coach. coaches are expected to supplement on their own as needed.

In the future we may be able to offer a train the trainer program to train coaches.

No. The primary mission of NorthSouth is to fund educational scholarships for needy children in India. We are a purely volunteer based organization. All our volunteers support the organization without any monetary benefit in return. We are very much thankful and bow to our volunteers for their generosity in donating their time and expertise not only to provide quality education to students in US but also to help fund the scholarships in India.

NorthSouth is a Certifying Organization for PVSA. Certifying organization is an organization that has been granted authority through an application and review process to give out the PVSA to volunteers. Certifying Organizations verify and certify that a volunteer has met the requirements to receive a PVSA within a 12 month period specified by the Certifying Organization. Only Certifying Organizations can certify volunteers’ eligibility for the PVSA and order awards.

Please find the information for Presidential volunteer service awards on their website here: https://presidentialserviceawards.gov/

Any volunteer who fulfills the majority of the hours required for the award through NorthSouth can be certified by NorthSouth.

Once you enter your volunteer hours in the NorthSouth portal and hours are approved, please fill out this google form to make a request to NorthSouth: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc6xXLBFr4mw03nIqRphUSYc-tFhoRongov-GpZzHUmkDG02A/viewform

Please email coaching@northsouth.org after the form is submitted.

Please see "How do I track my volunteer hours with NorthSouth?" FAQ below for details on entering your volunteer hours

You can track your volunteer hours by logging in as a volunteer at http://www.northsouth.org. After logging in click on Add/Review Volunteer Hours under Personal Functions to add your volunteers. You can claim volunteer hours for class instruction time, preparation time, any meetings and orientations attended and for pretty much anytime you spend supporting NorthSouth. Please note the system does not allow entering dates spanning multiple years. In such a case log multiple entries one entry per dates in one year. For example Nov - Dec 2021 should be submitted as one entry and Jan - Mar 2022 should be submitted as a different entry.

You can print your certificate by logging in as a volunteer at http://www.northsouth.org. After logging in click on Add/Review Volunteer Hours under Personal Functions to add your volunteers. Now click on certificate. In the next screen to get a general certificate, click on General certificate. To receive a certificate showing all the hours volunteered, please click on the consolidated hours button.

Coursework Related

The coach will share different resources throughout the class, whether it’s math, SAT, geography or any subject and will recommend using online or buy a book. The actual course material will not be shared however we encourage students to take their notes during the class to understand it better.

Yes, it is the same from North South however every coach has a different way of teaching

North South has their own course curriculum and it is generally equivalent to the grade level however it is advanced in some subjects especially Math and added some aptitude level contents.

The coaches will recommend but not assess, if your child is in grade level which is matching to the competition criteria, you can register and give it a try.

No, Parent should decide based on child's grade level.

Class Procedures

Please turn on email notifications for google classroom. Thank you coach Rohit Hari

It varies as every subject is different.

For SAT, it is automatic and online as it is multiple choice and the system does it. For Math, Automatic grading is difficult, we provide the answer key and the student can do self grading. Students can also discuss with their coach if they have any difficulty understanding the self grading and the grade.

They can use parents email or you can create a student account, use "manage student login email" under parents login .

We expect the parents not to attend the session. Please help them set up initially before the class to make sure their internet connection is working, they have headphones to listen and then recommend parents to periodically check on the class how they are doing.

It will vary subject to subject, there will be homework for each class. Generally we start with easier homework and gradually add to some difficult homeworks.

Subject Specific

The course is "Introduction to Spelling" It is Methodical way of teaching and learn to spell is our focus not memorizing the words like how to read a dictionary, what is the origin of the word, prefixes, suffixes and there is a practice sheet that they can use. It is a more methodical way of learning how to spell a word rather than memorizing the spelling.

It will vary coach to coach however yes the first few minutes of the class is for discussing the homework and if the students have any additional questions.

It is a lot of practice that a child has to do to get confidence for the preparation of SAP/ACT and learning the right techniques. North South teaches some tricks and techniques, North South classes by itself are not sufficient, it is a combination of NSF and other supplemental classes to make students better prepare for these exams. Practice is the key for SAT/ACT.

Vocabulary class is for more understanding of the words like where it is derived from, what is the origin.

Spelling Bee is more to spell the word correctly whereas Vocabulary Bee is more for understanding the work and writings.

Zoom Procedures

No Zoom links will be emailed to the parents/students to join the classes. Students need to login to the northsouth.org website to join the classes. Please use the instructions below to join the class on your class day:

  • Login to parent account: North South Foundation
  • Click on Coaching Tab
  • Click on View Status for coaching
  • Click on Registrations to view the status of your registrations
  • Click on Join Class for Zoom session link. Click on the button to join the class
Support Related

Please connect with the coach or North South Coaching (coaching@northsouth.org) with the name of your child and we will get it resolved.

Login to parent account: North South Foundation

  • Click on the Profile Tab
  • Click on Credit Information under the Reports section.
Miscellaneous

No, there is no expectation but we will love to have you as a volunteer. You can reach out to the local Chapter Director and they will talk to you about volunteering opportunities.

The North South coaching program is not tied to Competitions but if you are registered in North South, you will receive a notification about our contest schedule

No, it starts from Grade1

Yes coaching is beneficial to them. It is not to prepare for competition but to learn in general.

Signup procedures for Coaches

Before doing the calendar sign-up, Please review/update your volunteer profiles by logging into northsouth.org website by following the steps in Add/Update coach profile section below

Once the profile is created/updated, please proceed to the Calendar signup section below

  • Every NorthSouth volunteer coach is required to have a volunteer account at http://northsouth.org. Click here to create a new volunteer account (1st image below).
  • Fill out the coach application form
    • Please provide the same Email ID used to create the NorthSouth volunteer account
  • Coach admins will provision the coach role and send an email if you are offered a coaching position
  • Update your coach profile and add a picture by following the instructions below
  • After that follow these instructions to submit your coach sign up
    • Login to http://northsouth.org as a volunteer (2nd image below)
    • Switch to coach role and click on Calendar signup (3rd image below)
    • Make your selections and submit 3 time choices. Please see the calendar sign up instructions below for next steps

Before doing calendar sign-up, Please review/update your volunteer profiles by logging into northsouth.org website and following these steps:

  • Login to northsouth.org and pick the coach role from the Volunteer Functions drop down at the top of the screen
  • Click on Volunteer photo and profile from Personal Functions section
  • Upload a headshot picture of yours and fill in the coach profile
  • Coach admins will review and approve the profile for publishing to external website.

*Many parents request for coach profiles to make a decision enrolling their children.

Updating volunteer profile - Step 1

Updating volunteer profile - Step 2

Note: All volunteer profiles for approved coaches will be published to northsouth.org external website. If you do not want your profile published externally, please mention it in your profile.

Calendar sign up is a 3 step process. All 3 steps must be completed for students to be able to see and sign up for a class. Sample screenshots provided below.

Step 1: Login as a volunteer at https://www.northsouth.org/app9/login.aspx?entry=v. Swiitch to coach role and click on Calendar Signup. In the calendar sign up, coaches will choose a day and time of the week that is convenient for them to teach the class. Please be aware of time zones to maximize the student recruitment for your classes to accommodate different time zones.

  • Select the Product Group, Product and Level you have experience in or approved for coaching
  • Choose a day in the calendar sign up. Please choose 3 different time slots to help balance the class timings for all the coaches, one at a time. Essentially you will do 3 signups.

Step 2: Once the calendar sign up is submitted, the coach admin will accept one of the time-slots requested. Coach admins will email you notifying of the same. Wait until you receive the email from the coach admins before proceeding to the next step.

Step 3: VERY IMPORTANT FOR COACHES TO DO: Coach will confirm the time-slot accepted by the coach admin by clicking on the Confirm button in calendar sign-up. This completes the calendar signup process.

Step 1: Initial Calendar Sign up: Select subject and hours

Step 2: Confirm Calendar Sign up: Click on the Dark Green box

Step 3: Select the checkbox in the popup and Click 'Yes', Make sure your calendar signup now shows 'Y' for the Confirm field.

Step 1: After logging in as a coach, click on calendar sign up. If you are a substitute coach, click on substitute sessions after clicking on calendar sign up.

Step 2: Mouse over your name in the calendar sign up table and click on Send Email to parents and Students

Step 3: Make sure Parents and Students radio button is selected at the top. Make sure the correct Year, Product, Level and coach name are correct. Click on Compose Email.

Step 4: Copy the email addresses from the bottom of the email compose window

Step 5: Go to your google classroom and click on People. Click on the Person Icon for Students to invite Students. Paste the email addresses from the NorthSouth email compose window. Once the Invite link at the bottom turns blue, click on it to invite the students!!

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