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 2022 PASS schedule

Welcome to PASS for Spring 2022! Students can attend any session, and can attend as many as you like!

PASS for Finite Final Exams:

Sunday, May 1, 5-7p in Global 1100

Tuesday, May 3, 11a-12:30p in Global 1106

Monday, May 2, 5-7p in Global 1106



MATH-D116 Class Day/TimeLocationInstructor1st Weekly PASS session and location2nd Weekly PASS session and location
7023MWF 12:40-1:30pGA1128SpenceMondays, 6:30-7:30p, SPEA PV A203Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30p, SPEA PV A203
2549MWF 1:50-2:40pGA1122PharesTuesdays, 4:30-5:30p, Ballantine 012Thursdays, 4:30-5:30p, Ballantine 012

MATH-D117Day/TimeLocationInstructor1st weekly PASS session and location2nd weekly PASS session and location
2553MWF 8-8:50aAC C002ZhangSundays, 5-6p, Global 0007Thursdays, 5:30-6:30p, Ballantine 134
2554MWF 9:10-10aAC C002WoodSundays, 5-6p, Global 0007Thursdays, 5:30-6:30p, Ballantine 134
2550MWF 10:20-11:10aAC C002KimMondays, 5:30-6:30p, Woodburn 114Thursdays, 5-6p, Global 0009
2551MWF 11:30-12:20pAC C002LowryMondays, 4-5p, Woodburn 106Wednesdays, 4-5p, Woodburn 106
2552MWF 12:40-1:30pAC C002GlickfieldTuesdays, 6-7p, Global 0009Thursdays, 6-7p, Global 1128

MATH-M118Day/TimeLocationInstructor1st weekly PASS session and location2nd weekly PASS session and location
11990MWF 9:10-10aBH013BertrandTuesdays, 5-6p, Education 1002Thursdays, 5-6, Education 1002
35136MWF 11:30a-12:20pBH013NoquezMondays, 6:30-7:30p, Wells 026Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30p, Wells 026
9709TR 8-9:15aRH100BertrandMondays, 6-7p, Global 0009Wednesdays, 5-6p, Woodburn 104
2558TR 11:30a-12:45pRH100DemeterMondays, 4-5p, Global 0003Thursdays, 7-8p, Global 1128
anyanyanyanyMondays, 6-7p, ZoomWednesdays, 6-7p, Zoom

EDUC-X101Day/TimeLocationInstructor1st Weekly PASS Session and Location
3129911:30a-12:20pSY210PaulyThursdays, 12:20-1:20p, SY210

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 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.

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.