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 2022 PASS schedule

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

Posted Monday, 26 Sept: PASS for MATH-D117 section 8871 (Glickfield) is canceled for today.

Posted Monday, 26 Sept: Beginning Oct 3, PASS for Demeter (section 2304) will no longer be in Ballantine 306, but will move to Auditorium A152 for the remainder of the semester.

MATH-D116 Class Day/TimeLocationInstructor1st Weekly PASS session and location2nd Weekly PASS session and location
11693MWF 9:10-10aAC C002LowryTues 4-5p, Global 1112Thurs 4-5p, Cedar C118
8928MWF 10:20-11:10aAC C002PaulyTues 5:20-6:20p, Hodge 1059Thurs 5:00-6:00p, SPEA A203
2292MWF 11:30a-12:20pAC C002LinMon 5-6p, Global 0007Thurs 5:35-6:35p, Wells 028
2293MWF 12:40-1:30pAC C002GlickfieldTues 6:20-7:20p, Global 0011Thurs 6:30-7:30p, Teter F106
2294MWF 1:50-2:40pAC C002LiTues 4:35-5:35p, Cedar C002Thurs 4:35-5:35p, Cedar C002

MATH-D117Day/TimeLocationInstructor1st weekly PASS session and location2nd weekly PASS session and location
11694MWF 11:30a-12:20pBH304PampreenTues 6:45-7:45p, Ballantine 010Thurs 6:45-7:45p, Ballantine 104
8871MWF 12:40-1:30pBH304GlickfieldMon 4:10-5:10p, Global 0005Thurs 7-8p, Global 0011

MATH-M118Day/TimeLocationInstructor1st weekly PASS session and location2nd weekly PASS session and location
32069MWF 10:20-11:10aSB150ToMon 6-7p, Global 0009Wed 6:20-7:20p, Global 0003
2306TR 8-9:15aBH013WilliamsSun 5:30-6:30p, Spruce B109Thurs 5:30-6:30p, Spruce B109
2304TR 11:30a-12:45pRH100DemeterMon 5:30-6:30p, Ballantine 306Wed 5:30-6:30p, Ballantine 306
anyanyanyanyTues 5-6p, ZoomThurs 3-4p, Zoom
Fri 9-10a, Zoom

EDUC-X101Day/TimeLocationInstructor1st Weekly PASS Session and Location2nd Weekly PASS Session and Location
1738TR 10:20-11:10aED3125PaulyTues 4-5p, Spruce B109Thurs 4-5p, Spruce B109
37058TR 6-6:50pWH008SavichTues 7-8p, Woodburn 119Thurs 7-8p, Woodburn 119

MATH-M119Day/TimeLocationInstructor1st Weekly PASS Session and Location2nd Weekly PASS Session and Location
2308MWF 9:10-10aJH124KattnerTues 4-5p, Ballantine 245Thurs 4-5p, Ballantine 245
5796MWF 10:20-11:10aFA102AgarwalMon 5-6p, Teter F106Wed 5-6p, Global 0007
35985MWF 1:50-2:40pCH122JenkinsMon 4:35-5:35p, Wells 026Wed 4:35-5:35p, Wells 026
anyanyanyanyTues 9:40-10:40a, Zoom
Tues 4:30-5:30p, Zoom
Thurs 9:40-10:40a, Zoom
Thurs 4:30-5:30p, Zoom

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.