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 2024 PASS schedule

Welcome to PASS for Spring 2024! Students can attend any session, and can attend as many as you like!

We are hosting study sessions for final exams during finals week. Here's the schedule:

  1. MATH-D116 on Sat, April 27, 11:30a-1:30p, Global 007.
  2. MATH-D117 on Mon, April 29, 10a-12p, Ballantine 134.
  3. MATH-M118 on Sun, April 28, 4-6p, Global 1100.
  4. MATH-M119 on Wed, May 1, 4-6p, Global 1106.
  5. MATH-M119 on Thurs, May 2, 6-8p, Global 1106.

Day TimeLocation
Mondays5:20-6:10pGlobal 0013
Tuesdays6:30-7:20pWells 026
Wednesdays5:20-6:10pGlobal 0013
Thursdays6:30-7:20pWells 026

Mondays3-3:50pGlobal 1100
Mondays4:10-5pGlobal 0005
Tuesdays5:20-6:10pGlobal 0005
Wednesdays3-3:50pGlobal 1100
Wednesdays4:10-5pSpea PV 273
Thursdays5:20-6:10pGlobal 0005

Mondays6:30-7:20pGlobal 0005
Tuesdays5:20-6:10pGlobal 0009
Tuesdays6:30-7:20pGlobal 0005
Wednesdays6:30-7:20pGlobal 0007
Thursdays5:20-6:10pGlobal 0013
Thursdays6:30-7:20pGlobal 0005

Mondays3-3:50pBallantine 215
Mondays4:10-5pPsychology 111
Tuesdays3-3:50pSPEA 275
Tuesdays4:10-5pSycamore 0009
Tuesdays6:30-7:20pGeology 4069
Wednesdays4:10-5pPsychology 111
Thursdays3-3:50pBalantine 138
Thursdays3-3:50pBiology A107
Thursdays4:10-5pSycamore 0009
Thursdays6:30-7:20pOn Zoom

Mondays5:20-6:10pWoodburn 009
Wednesdays5:20-6:10pWoodburn 009

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 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 Edfinity homework at PASS?
PASS does not focus on Edfinity homework. We focus on the tests, which are a bigger part of your final grade. While there are many campus resources that focus on Edfinity (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.