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!

Fall 2023 PASS schedule

Welcome to PASS for Fall 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
10789MWF 9:10-10aBH203SheuMon 3-3:50p SPEA 275Wed 4:10-5p SPEA 270
8454MWF 10:20-11:10aBH203PaulyTues 4:10-5p Hodge 3075Thurs 4:10-5p Hodge 3075
2235MWF 11:30a-12:20pBH203Duffieldattend anyattend any
2236MWF 12:40-1:30pBH203Glickfieldattend anyattend any
2237MWF 1:50p - 2:40pBH203DoigTues 6:30-7:20p Global 0005Thurs 6:30-7:20p Global 0005

MATH-D117Day/TimeLocationInstructor1st weekly PASS session and location2nd weekly PASS session and location
10790MWF 11:30a-12:20pBH304LowryMon 4:10-5p Ballantine 318Wed 4:10-5p Ballantine 318
2430MWF 12:40-1:30pBH304KovalevMon 5:20-6:10p Ballantine 318Wed 5:20-6:10p Ballantine 318

Early in the week
Later in the week
Mon 6:30-7:20p Global 0005Wed 6:30-7:20p Global 0005
Sun 3-3:50p Global 0009Wed 5:20-6:10p SPEA A223

MATH-M119Day/TimeLocationInstructor1st Weekly PASS Session and Location2nd Weekly PASS Session and Location
2247MWF 9:10-10aFA015HillMon 3-3:50p Lindley 025Wed 5:20-6:10p Ballantine 237
2248MWF 10:20-11:10aBH013HillSun 4-4:50p Luddy 0117Wed 6:30-7:20p Ballantine 139
5574MWF 11:30a-12:20pJH124Felderattend anyattend any
13854MWF 12:40-1:30pFA102LeeTues 5:20-6:10p Hodge 3075Thurs 5:20-6:10p Hodge 3075
14658MWF 1:50-2:40pCh122AgarwalMon 4:10-5p Ballantine 134Wed 4:10-5p Ballantine 134
30954TR 8-9:15aJH124YuanTues 3:05-3:55p Ballantine 134Thurs 3:05-3:55p Ballantine 134
30953TR 9:45-11aJH124JenkinsMon 5:20-6:10p Global 0009Thurs 4:25-5:15p SPEA A203
14181webwebDonaattend anyattend any

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.