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!

Fall 2020 PASS schedule

PASS for Finite Math M118, D116, and D117 is running in Fall 2020. We have both face-to-face sessions (highlighted in green) as well as Zoom sessions (highlighted in yellow) each week. 

MATH-D116 Class Day/TimeLocationInstructor1st Weekly PASS session and location2nd Weekly PASS session and location
317388:45-9:35a MWFwebStees, RMondays, 7:55-8:45p, Global GA1112Wednesdays, 5-5:50p, Zoom 928 1321 1811
1036710:00-10:50a MWFwebFreese, DTuesdays, 6:50-7:40p, Zoom 910 0263 9116Thursdays, 6:50-7:40p, Global GA0003
248111:15-12:05p MWFwebKarnick, N.Mondays, 6:50-7:40p, Global GA1106Thursdays, 5-5:50p, Zoom 910 5056 4412
248212:30-1:20p MWFwebHarriger, J.Tuesdays, 6:50-7:40p, Global GA1122Wednesdays, 9-9:50p, Zoom 915 4161 4804
24831:45-2:35p MWFwebCakar, ATuesdays, 7:55-8:45p, Global GA1112Thursdays, 6:30-7:20p, Zoom 916 0021 1162

MATH-D117Day/TimeLocationInstructor1st weekly PASS session and location2nd weekly PASS session and location
3173911:15-12:05p MWFwebAmbrosi, VTuesdays, 5:30-6:20p, Zoom 964 4414 0868Wednesdays, 6:50-7:40p, Global GA0003
1030612:30-1:20p MWFwebTawri, KTuesdays, 7:30-8:20p, Zoom 942 9746 7421Wednesdays, 7:55-8:45p, Global GA1112

MATH-M118Day/TimeLocationInstructor1st weekly PASS session and location 2nd weekly PASS session and location
948110:00-10:50a MWFwebDabrowski, AMondays, 6:30-7:20p, Zoom 928 5478 1129Wednesdays, 6:50-7:40p, Global GA1128
25057:45-9:00a TRwebKattner, GTuesdays, 6:50-7:40p, Global GA0003Wednesdays, 6-6:50p, Zoom 749 441 6225
25099:25-10:40a TRwebNoquez, VTuesdays, 7:55-8:45p, Global GA1106Wednesdays, 7-7:50p, Zoom 994 9022 5881
67669:25-10:40a TRwebKattner, GMondays, 5-5:50p, Zoom 943 5687 0792Wednesday, 6:50-7:40p, Global GA1100 temporary link for quarantine
431711:30-12:45p TRwebDemeter, IMondays, 7:55-8:45p, Global GA1100Wednesdays, 7-7:50p, Zoom 943 1368 1853
25081:10-2:25p TRwebIsaacson, EWednesdays, 7:55-8:45p, Global GA1122Thursdays, 8:30-9:20p, Zoom 968 7305 6743
92161:10-2:25p TRwebNoquez, VMondays, 6-6:50p, Zoom 994 4563 2094Wednesdays, 7:55-8:45p, Global GA1106
38034:55-6:10p TRwebIsaacson, EMondays, 6:50-7:40p, Global GA0003Wednesdays, 4-4:50p, Zoom 928 1321 1811

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.