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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at 610-409-3400.