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Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

Winter semester changes 

PASS drop-in sessions will be offered online only for the remainder of Winter 2020. View a list of courses that offer PASS and the online drop-in information

Academic support from peer tutors and academic specialists will continue to be available by appointment on the Student Life Portal.

What is a Peer Assisted Study Session?

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) are weekly review sessions that are available to students in historically challenging courses. Sessions are informal, fun and interactive. They are designed to help students succeed by improving understanding of course material, developing study strategies, and preparing for tests and exams.

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Why should I attend?

Students who attend PASS regularly gain a better understanding of course content, earn better grades and learn useful study strategies for other courses.

PASS sessions provide students with an opportunity to:

  •        Ask questions
  •        Compare lecture notes
  •        Discuss course content
  •        Interact with other students
  •        Solve practice problems
  •        Study smarter
What is a PASS leader?

PASS sessions are led by trained peer facilitators, known as PASS leaders. These are students who have already taken and earned an A in the class. They attend every class all over again, then go over the difficult concepts and help new students in an interactive learning environment.

 If you need further details, please contact studentlearning@ontariotechu.ca or call 905.721.8668 ext. 6578.