What is PASS?
Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) is for everyone! Whether your grades are top-notch or could use improvement, PASS will help you get the grade you want by reviewing specific course content as well as transferable study skills.
PASS provides a welcoming and supportive environment where you can work through difficult material or ask that question that you didn’t ask in the lecture. It’s different from tutorials, discussion groups and labs; it is a relaxed, informal environment, where students are not being graded or judged in any way. PASS Facilitators incorporate a variety of engaging activities that show students how to integrate new academic skills with important course content.
In the average PASS workshop, students can expect to work through a handout with their peers and with guidance from a peer facilitator who took the course and received an A- or above. The PASS Facilitator does not re-lecture, but instead encourages students to participate and collaborate with one another, in order to encourage independent learning.
Why Should You Attend PASS?
PASS focuses on active learning, by reviewing course material in a variety of ways that are engaging and collaborative. PASS workshops are led by well-trained and knowledgeable facilitators who have taken the course themselves. Attending PASS has been shown to raise your grade, on average, by a full letter grade – that can be the difference between passing and failing, or in keeping your academic scholarship next year. Attendance is voluntary and anonymous; you will not be graded and your professor or your TA won’t know if you do or do not attend. PASS aims to create a welcoming and supportive environment where you can work through difficult material or ask that question that you didn’t ask in lecture.
- In the 2017-18 PASS Program, 139 class sections were offered of 60 different courses for a total of 48 total credits totaling over 158 hours of weekly workshops!
- Final grades increased by 1.9 GPA points across all Faculties who participated in a PASS workshop regularly.
- The percentage of students receiving a D grade, a failing grade or who withdrew from their course was lowered by 21.68% for students across all faculties who participated in a PASS workshop regularly.
Who Are Your PASS Facilitators?
PASS workshops are led by well-trained and knowledgeable Facilitators who have taken the course themselves and are prepared to share their tips and tricks for success with you. Your Facilitator will create various (and fun!) activities, which will show you how to integrate new academic skills/practical study skills with content from their specific course.
You can expect that your PASS Facilitator will:
- Cover the core content from lectures and readings
- Not re-lecture, but will instead encourage students to participate and collaborate together, in order to encourage independent learning
- Help you achieve whatever grade you are aspiring for, whether you want to ensure that you keep your scholarship, or simply pass the course.
2019 Fall PASS Learning Sessions Schedule:
Note: Office Hours take place at CSAS (4th Floor MacOdrum Library)
These times are subject to change – Facilitators will contact the class in case of a time/location change.
|Course||Facilitator||Workshop 1||Workshop 2||Office Hours|
|BIOL 1103 AT||Rebecca Prowse||Mondays 5:35 pm-6:55 pm in PA 118||Wednesdays 4:35-5:55 pm in TB 219||Tuesdays 1:05-1:55 pm|
|BIOL/BIOC 2200 A||Erica O’Neill||Mondays 4:05-5:25 pm in ML 402||Wednesdays 6:05-7:25 pm in SA 402||Mondays 1:35-2:25 pm|
|CGSC 1005 A||Sameer Ladha||Mondays 1:05-2:25 pm in PA 218||Wednesdays 2:35-3:55 pm in PA 218||Mondays 11:05-11:55 am|
|CIVE 2200 AB||Neil Douglas||Tuesdays 1:05-2:25 pm in PA 218||Wednesdays 4:05-5:25 pm in SA 402||Tuesdays 12:05-12:55 pm|
|COMS 1001 A||Rheann Quenneville||Mondays 5:35-6:55 pm in PA 114||Tuesdays 2:35-3:55 pm in ML 402||Thursdays 2:05-2:55 pm|
|COMS 1001 B||Emma Holder||Tuesdays 4:05-5:25 pm in PA 112||Thursdays 4:05-5:25 pm in TB 219||Wednesdays 2:05-2:55 pm|
|CRCJ 1000 A||Emmalene Kitagawa-Froese||Tuesdays 10:05-11:25 am in PA 218||Wednesdays 4:35-5:55 pm in PA 112||Wednesdays 1:05-1:55 pm|
|CRCJ 1000 C||Neely Jarvis||Mondays 4:05-5:55 pm in PA 114||Tuesdays 4:35-5:55 pm in PA 118||Tuesdays 3:05-3:55 pm|
|ECON 1001 A||Rodala Aranya||Mondays 10:05-11:25 am in PA 218||Tuesdays 4:05-5:25 pm in TB 215||Thursdays 12:35-1:25 pm|
|ECON 1001 B||Dede Huang||Wednesdays 6:05-7:25 pm in TB 215||Thursdays 4:35-5:55 pm in ML 402||Thursdays 1:35-2:25 pm|
|ECON 1001 C||Emily Van Hoeve||Mondays 5:35-6:55 pm in TB 215||Tuesdays 6:05-7:25 pm in TB 215||Tuesdays 1:05-1:55 pm|
|ECON 1001 D||Elisabeth Guthrie||Mondays 2:35-3:55 pm in PA 218||Tuesdays 1:05-2:35 pm in TB 219||Tuesdays 3:05-3:55 pm|
|ECON 1002 E||Ana Vukadin||Tuesdays 6:05-7:25 pm in PA 114||Wednesdays 4:35-5:55 pm in PA 118||Fridays 11:35-12:25 pm|
|ELEC 2501 ABC||Prionzita Chakraborty||Mondays 6:05-7:25 pm in TB 219||Tuesdays 5:35-6:55 pm in PA 218||Wednesdays 1:05-1:55 pm|
|ELEC 3509 A||Amr Nosir||Tuesdays 6:05-7:25 pm in ML 402||Thursdays 4:35-5:55 pm in PA 218||Thursdays 6:05-6:55 pm|
|GEOG 1010 A||Yeazna Ahmed||Mondays 5:35-6:55 pm in PA 111||Wednesdays 2:35-3:55 pm in TB 219||Tuesdays 12:05-12:55 pm|
|LAWS 1001 AT||Mackenzie Dawson||Mondays 4:35-5:55 pm in PA 112||Thursdays 2:35-3:55 pm in TB 219||Mondays 3:05-3:55 pm|
|LAWS 1001 B||Hannah Beltran||Wednesdays 4:35-5:55 pm in PA 114||Thursdays 1:05-2:25 pm in TB 219||Fridays 1:35-2:25 pm|
|LAWS 1001 C||Simone Bardonner||Mondays 4:05-5:25 pm in TB 215||Tuesdays 2:35-3:55 pm in PA 218||Mondays 2:35-3:25 pm|
|LAWS 1001 D||Kelsey Drummond||Mondays 4:05-5:25 pm in PA 118||Thursdays 4:05-5:25 pm in PA 114||Fridays 12:35-1:25 pm|
|LAWS 1002 A||Aji Nair||Tuesdays 5:35-6:55 pm in PA 111||Wednesdays 6:05-7:25 pm in PA 112||Fridays 12:05-12:55 pm|
|MAAE 2202 A||Philip Okotete||Mondays 5:35-6:55 pm in PA 218||Wednesdays 6:05-7:25 pm in PA 218||Thursdays 11:35-12:25 pm|
|MAAE 2300 AB||Santiago Martinez-Acevedo||Mondays 5:35-6:55 pm in SA 402||Thursdays 6:05-7:25 pm in ML 402||Fridays 3:05-3:55 pm|
|MAAE 2400 ABC||Meagan Schlottke||Mondays 4:05-5:25 pm in PA 218||Wednesdays 6:05-7:25 pm in ML 402||Thursdays 11:35-12:25 pm|
|MAAE 3004 AB||Aislinn MacKay||Mondays 6:05-7:25 pm in ML 402||Wednesdays 6:05-7:25 pm in TB 219||Wednesdays 12:05-12:55 pm|
|MAAE 3202 AB||Tran-Vu Nong||Wednesdays 4:35-5:55 pm in PA 218||Thursdays 6:05-7:25 pm in SA 402||Wednesdays 2:05-2:55 pm|
|MATH 1004 F||Jordan Stanfield||Tuesdays 6:05-7:25 pm in SA 402||Wednesdays 10:05-11:25 am in PA 218||Thursdays 12:35-1:25 pm|
|MATH 1007 D||Jennifer Armstrong||Wednesdays 6:05-7:25 pm in PA 114||Thursdays 1:05-2:25 pm in PA 218||Thursdays 4:35-5:25 pm|
|PHYS 1007 AB||David Bell||Tuesdays 6:05-7:25 pm in PA 118||Wednesdays 1:05-2:25 pm in TB 219||Tuesdays 4:05-4:55 pm|
|PSYC 1001 ABC||Jill Turner||Mondays 1:05-2:25 pm in TB 219||Thursdays 6:05-7:25 pm in TB 219||Fridays 2:35-3:25 pm|
|PSYC 1001 DM||Mark Sindle||Mondays 11:35-12:55 pm in PA 218||Wednesdays 6:05-7:25 pm in PA 118||Fridays 1:05-1:55 pm|
|PSYC 2002 AT||Marisa Artuso||Mondays 11:35-12:55 pm in TB 219||Wednesdays 10:05-11:25 am in TB 219||Mondays 1:05-1:55 pm|
|PSYC 2307 AT||Rachel Moreau||Tuesdays 11:35-12:55 pm in PA 218||Wednesdays 11:35-12:55 pm in TB 219||Tuesdays 2:05-2:55 pm|
|PSYC 3000 A||Laura Polakova||Wednesdays 5:35-6:55 pm in PA 111||Thursdays 6:05-7:25 pm in TB 215||Thursdays 5:05-5:55 pm|
|PSYC 3000 C||Julia Fraser||Tuesdays 10:05-11:25 am in TB 219||Thursdays 11:35-12:55 pm in TB 219||Tuesdays 9:05-9:55 am|
|PSYC 3000 E||Aubrey Davis||Mondays 10:05-11:25 am in TB 219||Wednesdays 11:35-12:55 pm in PA 218||Mondays 2:05-2:55 pm|
|SOCI 1001 AB||Christina Jane||Mondays 6:05-7:25 pm in ME 3174||Tuesdays 6:05-7:25 pm in ME 3356||Fridays 2:05-2:55 pm|
|SYSC 2004 AB||Caleb Turcotte||Mondays 4:35-5:55 pm in TB 219||Wednesdays 4:35-5:55 pm in ML 402||Wednesdays 3:35-4:25 pm|
|SYSC 2006 B||Sean Kirkby||Tuesdays 6:05-7:25 pm in TB 219||Thursdays 6:05-7:25 pm in PA 218||Mondays 3:35-4:25 pm|
|SYSC 3600 AB||Paola Quiroga-Jesus||Mondays 4:05-5:25 pm in SA 402||Thursdays 11:35-12:55 pm in PA 218||Tuesdays 4:05-4:55 pm|