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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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PASS Session Schedule for 2020 Winter Term 1 (Starting September 2020)

MondayWednesdayThursday


MATH 190*

3:00-4:00pm
Leader: Nina

Zoom Link
Passcode 123456

MATH 184
5:00-6:00pm
Leader: Olivia
Zoom Link
Passcode: 123456

MATH 190
12:00-1:00pm
Leader: Nina

Zoom Link
Passcode 123456


MATH 102
3:00-4:00pm
Leader: August

Zoom Link
Passcode 123456



CHEM 120
5:00-6:00pm
Leader: Gili

Zoom Link
Passcode: 123456
MATH 184

1:00-2:00pm
Leader: Olivia

Zoom Link
Passcode 123456


CHEM 120
2:00-3:00pm
Leader: Gili
Zoom Link
Passcode 123456


MATH 102

3:00-4:00pm
Leader: August

Zoom Link
Passcode 123456
Zoom links will be updated the week of September 21st

*Sessions will begin the week of September 21st, 2020. Sessions will not run on statutory holidays.

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