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Peer Assisted Study Sessions and Course Mentors

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Peer Assisted Study Sessions and Course Mentors

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) and the Course Mentor program are two content-based academic resources provided by the Center for Academic Excellence. PASS Leaders are student peer educators selected by faculty and placed into a course for which they are providing support. Course Mentors are also selected by faculty for particular courses, but they do not attend class sessions. Both PASS leaders and Course Mentors work closely with teaching faculty to develop training and tutoring sessions that are relevant and supportive of class goals. 

PASS Leaders

PASS Leaders attend class sessions and produce support materials that align with the current syllabus topics. These students work closely with faculty to develop and host weekly group study sessions for students within their class. In addition, PASS leaders also have weekly open availability to support students in their classes with general tutoring.

To schedule a session or join a PASS group study session, select your course on:

Course Mentors 

Course Mentors work closely with teaching faculty and have weekly availability to support students within a particular course context. A Course Mentor can assist a student with content questions and work from across the semester. In addition to individual tutoring sessions, mentors are also available for group sessions as requested by students.

To schedule a session with a Course mentor, select your course on:

Joining the PASS/Course Mentor Programs 

Eligibility for becoming a PASS Leader or Course Mentor: the student must have earned a B+ or higher in the course they would be covering, and currently have a 3.0+ GPA.

If you have any questions, or are interested in working as a Peer Educator, contact academic support,