Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

PASS sessions are meant to be a time saver and help you focus your study effort. Use our free peer leader sessions as dedicated study time to stay on top of your academic workload. Sessions are held weekly and ran by a student who has aced this course. Whether you attend the full 2-hour session or drop in for 20 minutes, you can use this time to study for this course and save valuable study time.

All sessions are currently held on Zoom. All information needed to access the Zoom meetings can be found on eClass. Access Zoom Here.

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The Fall/Winter 2020-2021 PASS Program is coordinated by Armita Sheikhi, a Kinesiology and Health Science student in the Faculty of Health.


Winter 2021 PASS Schedule

Please click here to view a pdf of the PASS Winter Schedule (pdf)

Below you will find more information on sessions held for each individual course.

Kinesiology and Health Science Courses

KINE 1020 6.00 – Fitness and Health

Section A/B – Baraa Mohammed

Mondays and Thursdays • 1:00pm – 3:00pm

“Use a whiteboard and verbally pretend like you are teaching the material to someone else! By doing this, you are not only reinforcing key concepts, but you will also realize where your weaknesses and strengths lie.”

KINE 3012 3.00 – Human Physiology II

Section M/N – Sanaz Azadpour

Tuesdays • 2:30pm – 4:30pm, Fridays • 1:00pm – 3:00pm

“Use summary charts and diagrams. Do lots of practice questions and constantly quiz yourself. Also, find the connection between different topics that you are studying.”

KINE 3030 3.00 – Biomechanics of Human Movement

Section M/N – Anthony Matter

Wednesdays and Thursdays • 2:30pm – 4:30pm

“Before answering any practice problems, always write out the information that is given in the question and required, then try to write down any formulas which you believe will be necessary to the problem. This initial brainstorming will summarize all the necessary information, making the question appear less overwhelming.”

Psychology Courses

PSYC 1010 6.00 – Introduction to Psychology

SSection B/F – Taylor Alves

Mondays and Tuesdays • 3:00pm – 5:00pm

“Write out a study plan and break the material into chunks to study each day. Do not cram! Set a realistic schedule and give yourself enough time to review the material without rushing it. This helps you have lots of time to study and go over the material without feeling overwhelmed!”

PSYC 2020 6.00 – Statistical Methods I and II

Section C – Sam Grenon

Tuesdays and Thursdays • 3:00pm – 5:00pm

“To-do lists are amazing! I start every to-do list with "1. Wake up, 2. Get coffee" so that I can immediately scratch things off and feel accomplished. I then follow with my actual to-do list, such as reading specific chapters. It is so satisfying!!”


Section D/F/H – Gary Bold

Mondays • 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Tuesdays • 6:00pm – 8:00pm

“1) Don't neglect the theory. You need to understand how concepts connect to each other. How does ‘Sample Size’ affect ‘the likelihood of rejecting the null’ or how does ‘Variability’ affect ‘Effect Size’ 2) The real trick is to learn the ‘recipe’. Develop a method for solving the problems, break it down by small steps. Then it comes down to practice, practice, practice. A useful resource is the Freedom App/Program ( It is designed to block problematic websites for a specified time (i.e. 25min Pomodoro) so you can get work done with no distractions.


Section E/G – Rupkatha Basu

Mondays • 12:00pm – 2:00pm, Fridays • 3:00pm – 5:00pm

“Try the Pomodoro Technique. Study in 15-20min blocks, then take a 5 min break. After 2 blocks, take a longer break. Then repeat. Increases sense of accomplishment and helps with focus!”

PSYC 2021 3.00 – Statistical Methods I

Section M/N/O – Gennaro Quintieri

Mondays • 12:00pm – 2:00pm, Thursdays • 3:00pm – 5:00pm

“Mood is often overlooked when it comes to studying. Plan days, weeks, or even months ahead to compensate for the days you may feel sluggish or unmotivated.”


Section P – Farida Madhosh

Mondays and Wednesdays • 3:30pm – 5:30pm

“Summarize your notes by hand-writing them. Try to have fun studying by creating fun mnemonic devices and even singing your notes like a song. If singing is not ideal even just reading your notes out loud can really help.”

PSYC 2022 3.00 – Statistical Methods II

Section M/N – Samantha Gylys

Mondays • 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Thursdays • 3:00pm – 5:00pm

“Set achievable goals for each study session and be sure to mix up the topics. This approach prepares you for exams because you have to stop and think about which strategy you are going to use and why.”


Summer 2021 PASS Schedule

For more information about the PASS Program, please contact:
Calumet and Stong College Office