Peer-Assisted Study Sessions

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 2023 PASS schedule

Welcome to PASS for Spring 2023! Students can attend any session, and can attend as many as you like! 



MATH-D116 Class Day/TimeLocationInstructor1st Weekly PASS session and location2nd Weekly PASS session and location
6582MWF 12:40p -1:30pBH 304BaughTues 6-7p Global 0005Thurs 6:20-7:20p Global 0007
2427MWF 1:50p - 2:40pBH 304JohnsonTues 4-5p Ballantine 231Thurs 4:10-5:10p Ballantin 238

MATH-D117Day/TimeLocationInstructor1st weekly PASS session and location2nd weekly PASS session and location
2431MWF 8-8:50aBH304KangMon 4-5p Ballantine 233Wed 4:10-5:10p Ballantine 237
2432MWF 9:10-10aBH304WoodMon 4-5p Wylie 111Wed 4-5p Wylie 111
2428MWF 10:20-11:10aBH304PaulyMon 5:20-6:20p Global 0011Thurs 4-5p Global 0005
2429MWF 11:30a-12:20pBH304LinTues 5-6p Global 0005Thurs 5-6p Global 0013
2430MWF 12:40-1:30pBH304RonnenbergMon 4:50-5:50p Global 0007Thurs 4-5p Ballantine 240

MATH-M118Day/TimeLocationInstructor1st weekly PASS session and location2nd weekly PASS session and location
9008TR 8-9:15aRH100NeeseTues 4-5p SPEA PV 151Thurs 4-5p SPEA PV 151
35173MWF 9:10-10aRH100FosterMon 5:20-6:20p Global 0005Wed 5:20-6:20p Global 0007
2436TR 11:30a - 12:45pRH100DemeterMon 4:20-5:15p Wells 028Wed 4:20-5:15p Wells 028
anyanyzoomanyMon 5:20-6:20p ZoomWed 5:20-6:205p Zoom

MATH-M119Day/TimeLocationInstructor1st Weekly PASS Session and Location2nd Weekly PASS Session and Location
anyanyanyJenkinsTues 5:15-6:15p Psychology 113Thurs 5:15-6:15p Psychology 113

Is PASS free?
Yes! You may attend as many sessions as you would like, at no cost. Indeed, it is useful to attend two or three PASS sessions each week. Think of it like practicing for a sport: steady, weekly work has a big payoff.

What if my section of the class is not listed?
If your section 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.

What if I have a conflict with my PASS Leader's schedule?
That happens sometimes. Please 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.