Peer-Assisted study sessions

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The PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) program offers small group peer-led study sessions for multiple courses each semester. The sessions are led by an undergraduate student who has excelled in the course previously, has been selected and trained for the position, and attends the class again serving as an assistant to the instructor.

For more information, please contact the coordinator, Andrew M. Koke.


PASS leaders attend the class with you, so they know what you're working on.

Weekly Sessions

Review content, ask questions, and study frequently and effectively.


Just check out the schedule below and join us! Attend as many as you would like!

Spring 2020 PASS schedule

Per the instructions of President McRobbie, PASS will be moving to an online-only form between March 22 and the end of the semester. During this time, all PASS sessions will be hosted via Zoom at the days/times below. Students are invited to join any PASS Zoom sessions that apply to their class. We hope to see you there!

During Finals week, May 4-8, PASS is hosting special final exam prep sessions. Here are the dates/times:

MATH-D116: Monday, 6:40-7:40p (337-351-880)

MATH-D117: Monday, 5-6p (999-075-7613) and Tuesday, 5-6p (532-095-7188)

MATH-M118: Monday, 6-8p (762-338-4773) and Tuesday, 5-7p (818-938-0838)

MATH-D116 Class Day/TimeLocationInstructor1st Weekly PASS session and location2nd Weekly PASS session and location
279711:15-12:05p MWFED 1225Lim, GMondays, 6:50-7:40p
Wednesdays, 6:50-7:40p
Zoom: 397-078-0448
Thursdays, 6-6:50p
Zoom: 220-880-8481
27982:30-3:20p MWFAC C002Park, IMondays 6-6:50p
Saturdays 12-1p
Zoom: 417-596-4433
Tuesdays, 7-7:50p
Thursdays 6-6:50p
Zoom: 253-802-9703

MATH-D117Day/TimeLocationInstructor1st weekly PASS session and location2nd weekly PASS session and location
279910:10-11a MWFGA 1100Ronnenberg, MMondays, 5:45-6:35p
Tuesdays, 5:45-6:35p
Zoom: 637-425-7638
Wednesdays, 6:50-7:40p
Zoom: 863-711-1089
280011:15-12:05p MWFAC C002Tawri, KTuesdays, 11:00a-12:00p
Zoom: 538-089-8120
Thursdays, 6:50-7:40p
Zoom: 296-661-0881
280112:20-1:10p MWFAC C114Cao, YTuesdays, 6:50-7:40p
Zoom: 296-661-0881
Wednesdays, 6-6:50p
Zoom: 999-075-7613
28021:25-2:15p MWFPY 109Zhan, STuesdays, 5:45-6:35p
Zoom: 999-075-7613
Mondays, 5:45-6:35p
Wednesdays, 5:45-6:35p
Zoom: 532-095-7188
28038-8:50p MWFAC C002Parks, CTuesdays, 10:00-11:00a
Zoom: 924-818-4064
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:20p
Fridays, 2-3p
Zoom: 417-596-4433

MATH-J113Day/TimeLocationInstructor1st weekly PASS session and location2nd weekly PASS session and location
43229:05-9:55a, dailySW 218Kurkoglu, CMondays, 6-6:50p
Zoom: 328-679-1840
Wednesdays, 6-6:50p
Zoom: 328-679-1840

MATH-M118Day/TimeLocationInstructor1st weekly PASS session and location 2nd weekly PASS session and location
28071-2:15p, TRJH 124Demeter, IMondays, 5:45-6:35p
Zoom: 563-234-6504
Wednesdays, 5:45-6:35p
Zoom: 563-234-6504
28082:30-3:45p, TRJH 124IsaacsonMondays, 7:30-8:20p
Zoom: 449-427-3900
Wednesdays, 7:30-8:20p
Zoom: 449-427-3900
28099:05-9:55a, MWFSE 240Ho, CMondays, 7:55-8:45p
Zoom: 762-338-4773
Wednesdays, 7:55-8:45p
Zoom: 762-338-4773
28101:25-2:15p, MWFCH 001Dabrowski, ATuesdays, 5:45-6:35p
Zoom: 426-526-4026
Thursdays, 5:45-6:35p
Zoom: 426-526-4026
281210:10-11a, MWFWH 005Ho, CMondays, 5:45-6:35p
Zoom: 479-813-6854
Wednesdays, 5:45-6:35p
Zoom: 479-813-6854
124809:30-10:45a, TRJH 124HendricksonTuesdays, 11:00a-12:00p
Zoom: 924-818-4064
Thursdays, 10:00-11:00a
Zoom: 924-818-4064
1248312:20-1:10p, MWFLH 130Freese, DMondays, 7-7:50p
Zoom: 818-938-0838
Wednesdays, 7-7:50p
Zoom: 818-938-0838

What if my section of finite is not listed?
If your section of finite is not listed, then a PASS Leader is not assigned to your section. But rest assured that the PASS Leaders are attending other sections, and so their knowledge of content and upcoming tests is current. Feel free to attend any PASS session.

Can I go over my webwork and homework at PASS?
PASS does not focus on webwork or homework. We focus on the tests, which are a bigger part of your final grade. While there are many campus resources that focus on homework or webwork (such as the Math Learning Center or the Academic Support Centers), only PASS focuses on the tests.

What happens at a PASS session?
The PASS Leader will have selected several math problems that will be showing up on an upcoming test. Students practice these problems and explain how to solve them, thereby creating durable knowledge and experience with the problems. Usually there is time at the end to go over a tough problem of the students' choice.

How effective is PASS?
Our studies on IUB campus have shown that if a student goes to PASS once per week, their grades improve as much as 12% over the course of the semester. That's more than a full letter grade! Give it a try.