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Peer-Assisted Study Sessions

Peer-Assisted Study Sessions

Access academic support for many first-year courses through the Peer-Assisted Study Session Program offered by the Faculty of Forestry.

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.

For 2020 Winter Term 1, PASS will be offered online.

In 2020-21, PASS Leaders will be offering small group sessions to support students taking:

Term 1: CHEM 121, MATH 190, MATH 102, MATH 184
Term 2: APBI 200, MATH 103, FRST 231

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.

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Final Exam Prep Sessions (April 2021)

  • MATH 103: April 17th, 3:00pm PST Zoom Link Passcode 123456
  • FRST 231: April 25th, 11:30am-1:00pm PST Zoom Link Passcode 123456

PASS Session Schedule for 2021 Winter Term 2 (Starting January 2021)

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursday


FRST 231*

2:00-3:00pm
Leader: Olivia

Zoom Link
Passcode 123456

MATH 103
5:00-6:00pm
Leader: Gili
Zoom Link
Passcode: 123456

APBI 200
12:00-1:00pm
Leader: Nina

Zoom Link
Passcode 123456


FRST 231*
1:00-2:00pm
Leader: Olivia

Zoom Link
Passcode 123456
*cancelled on April 14th



APBI 200
4:00-5:00pm
Leader: Nina

Zoom Link
Passcode: 123456
APBI 200
11:00am-1:00pm
Leader: Nina
Zoom Link
Passcode 123456



MATH 103

1:00-2:00pm
Leader: Gili

Zoom Link
Passcode 123456


APBI 200
2:00-3:00pm
Leader: August
Zoom Link
Passcode 123456


APBI 200

5:00-6:00pm
Leader: August

Zoom Link
Passcode 123456
The last day of regular PASS sessions is Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

*Sessions will begin the week of January 18th, 2021. Sessions will not run on statutory holidays or during Reading Week (February 15-19).

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Questions? Contact Lydia Braam at lydia.braam@ubc.ca