Peer Assisted Study Sessions

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

What is PASS?

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) are free, drop-in, structured group study sessions designed to help students understand key concepts and practice the skills necessary for success in traditionally challenging courses. PASS sessions complement what you learn while attending lectures, but are not a replacement, and are a great way to meet other Forestry or Land and Food Systems students in your classes.

Our sessions are welcoming, supportive and engaging, and help students understand course concepts and develop study strategies for the specific subject matter. They are facilitated by upper-year Forestry and Land and Food Systems students who have been successful in the course in previous years.

In 2019/20, PASS Leaders will be offering small group sessions to support students taking:

Term 1: CHEM 121, MATH 190, MATH 102
Term 2: APBI 200, MATH 103, CHEM 103

Sessions are designed to help students:

  • Gain a more in-depth understanding of the course content
  • Meet students from their class in a small group setting
  • Test their knowledge about their 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 you at one or more of our sessions each week!

Who facilitates PASS sessions?

Sessions are run by senior undergraduate students in Forestry and Land and Food Systems who have been trained to incorporate a variety of different activities, games, practice questions, mock quizzes and techniques to help you progress each week throughout the semester. PASS sessions are not like lectures or tutorials; they are not structured as a passive review session or a FAQ.

PASS Session Schedule for 2019 Winter Term 2 (Starting January 2020)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

*MATH 103

12:00-1:00pm
MCML 358
Leader: Rabeeah

CHEM 123

2:00-3:00pm
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Leader: Franco

APBI 200

1:30-2:30pm
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Leader: Sky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APBI 200

2:00-3:00pm
FSC 1402
Leader: Sky

MATH 103

3:00-4:00pm
FSC 1402
Leader: Rabeeah

CHEM 123

11:30-12:30pm
MCML 358
Leader: Franco

APBI 200

12:00-1:00pm
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Leader: Nina

APBI 200

1:00-2:00pm
MCML 102A
Leader: Nina

 

*Sessions will begin the week of January 13th, 2020. Sessions will not run on statutory holidays.

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PASS Session Schedule for 2019 Winter Term 1 (2019W1)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

*MATH 102 

11:00am-12:00pm
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Leader: August

CHEM 121

2:00-3:00pm
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Leader: Rabeeah

MATH 190

3:00-4:00pm
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Leader: Nina

MATH 102 

11:00-12:00pm
MCML 318
Leader: Franco

MATH 102 

1:00-2:00pm
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Leader: August

 

 

 

 

 

MATH 190

12:00-1:00pm
FSC 1402
Leader: Nina

 

CHEM 121

3:30-4:30pm
FSC 1402
Leader: Rabeeah

MATH 102 

4:00-5:00pm
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Leader: August

MATH 102 

12:00-1:00pm
MCML 358
Leader: Franco

*starting November 18th, MATH 102 sessions with August will run on Mondays and Thursdays (Tuesday afternoon sessions cancelled)

note: sessions will begin the week of September 16th. Sessions will not run on statutory holidays (Thanksgiving and Remembrance Day).

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In 2018/19, PASS Leaders will be offering small group sessions to support students taking:

Term 1: CHEM 111 and CHEM 121
Term 2: APBI 200 CHEM 123

PASS Session Schedule for 2018 Winter Term 2 (2018W2)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

 

APBI 200*

2:00-3:00PM

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Leader: Fernanda

CHEM 123

4:00-5:00PM
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Leader: Tony

APBI 200

1:00-2:00PM
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Leader: Bridget

 

 

CHEM 123

1:00-2:00PM

FSC 1002
Leader: Tony

APBI 200

3:00-4:00PM
FSC 1402
Leader: Bridget

 

 

APBI 200

3:00-4:00PM

MCML 102A
Leader: Fernanda

*note: sessions will begin the week of January 14th. Session dates and times are subject to change until January 14th.

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PASS Session Schedule for 2018 Winter Term 1 (2018W1)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

 

CHEM 121*

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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Leader: Bridget

CHEM 111

11:00 AM-12:00 PM
MCML 358
Leader: Fernanda

CHEM 121

11:00 AM-12:00 PM
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Leader: Tony

 

CHEM 121

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

FSC 1002
Leader: Bridget

 

CHEM 111

11:00 AM-12:00 PM
MCML 358
Leader: Fernanda

CHEM 121*

11:00 AM-12:00 PM
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Leader: Tony

*note: regular sessions for CHEM 121 will be cancelled on Mon. November 26th in lieu of CHEM 121 Final Exam Prep Session (see below)

*note: regular sessions for CHEM 121 will be cancelled on Thurs. November 1st and Mon. November 5th in lieu of CHEM 121 Midterm Review Sessions (see below).

Alternate session times may be held for midterm review sessions. Confirmed midterm review sessions are as follows:

CHEM 121 Exam Prep Session

  • Friday, November 30th 12:00-1:00pm MCML 154

CHEM 111 Exam Prep Sessions

  • Tuesday November 27th and Thursday November 29th, 11:00am-12:00pm in MCML 358

CHEM 111 Midterm Review Sessions:

  • Thursday, October 25th, 11:00am-12:00pm MCML 358

CHEM 121 Midterm Review Sessions:

  • Thursday, November 1st, 12:30-1:30PM in FSC 1002
  • Friday, November 2nd, 12:00-1:00PM in FSC 1002

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