Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) for General and Organic Chemistry

Each semester, the Center for Academic Support offers peer-assisted study sessions (PASS) for General Chemistry I & II and Organic Chemistry I & II.  ASS sessions are held once a week for 90 minutes and are organized by course and professor.  A student tutor facilitates the session and provides guidance for homework and will review class material. 

In order to participate in PASS, you must register for a session!  

  • PASS is not a drop-in program.  You will receive an email the first week of classes with information on how to register. 
  • You should register as soon as possible to reserve a seat.  Students are placed in groups on a first-come, first-served basis.  If a session becomes full, you will be placed on a waiting list and emailed when a spot opens.  If placed in a PASS group, you must attend the same session every week. 
  • If needed, one-on-one tutoring for Chemistry is also available.  However, if you request one-on-one tutoring, it is expected that you will simultaneously attend a PASS session. 

PASS is a great way to supplement your own studying and preparation. 

Here is what past students said about the program: 

  • Invaluable tool for going over homework problems and studying for the exams.
  • It is helpful to have someone to ask questions to besides the professor.
  • It helped me get started on my chemistry assignments in advance and helped me understand some material that I didn't understand in class.
  • PASS improved my grade.
  • It helps with learning new concepts, and also gives you a chance to work in a smaller group.
  • It’s very helpful to work in a small group with a tutor. We had a lot of the same questions so it was a good use of everyone’s time. 

If you have any questions about PASS or one-one tutoring, please contact Melissa LoRusso, Tutoring Coordinator at mlorusso@ursinus.edu or at 610-409-3400.