Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

Practice applying concepts from courses in a new way with senior Kinesiology students

What is PASS?

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) are anonymous, free, structured group sessions designed to help students understand key concepts and practice the skills necessary for success in traditionally challenging courses.  PASS sessions compliment what you learn while attending lectures, meeting with your TA and attending office hours, and but are not a replacement.

Our learning environments are welcoming, supportive and fun and we focus on helping you gain a deeper understanding of the course material and improving your study skills without concerns about being graded.

In the Winter 2017/18 semester, PASS leaders will be offering small group sessions to support students taking KIN 191 — Anatomy & Physiology II.

Why should I come to PASS?

PASS focuses on utilizing active learning techniques, which means you will be engaging with the course materials in a variety of different ways that promotes collaboration with your peers.

Sessions are designed to:

  • Gain a more indepth understanding of the course content
  • Meet students from your class in a small group setting
  • Test your knowledge about your course prior to tests and exams
  • Develop transferable study skills

Research has shown that the more PASS sessions students attend, the greater likelihood they are of improving their overall understanding of key concepts, which results in achieving higher grades.  We hope that we see out at one or more of our sessions each week!

Who facilitates PASS Sessions?

Sessions are run by senior undergraduate students who have been trained to incorporate a variety of different activities, games, mock quizzes and techniques to help you progress each week throughout the semester.   PASS sessions are not like lectures or tutorials. Here’s what you can expect a PASS leader to do:

  • Plan sessions that cover key concepts in your course
  • Encourage you and the group to collaborate on different activities to encourage your learning. They will not lecture or host FAQ sessions
  • Provide a supportive environment where you can work towards progressing in your course and achieving your academic goals

Come and join our fun and dynamic learning community, spend time with other Kinners and work together to build your academic base in Anatomy and Physiology.

PASS Sessions for Term 2

Monday* Tuesday Wedesday Thursday Friday
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
West Mall Swing Space – 105
Leader: Phillip
12:00 PM – 1:00PM
Frank Forward 317
Leader: Delon
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Leader: Phillip
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Scarfe 203
Leader: Larissa
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Scarfe 1328
Leader: Delon
  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Frank Forward 317
Leader: Larissa

*PASS sessions begin Monday, January 15, 2018.

Download the schedule in PDF format