Peer Assisted Supplemental Study (PASS) helps students in traditionally difficult classes – 90% of Lynchburg students surveyed in fall 2017 said PASS helped them improve their class grades!
We offer peer assisted supplemental study in a variety of subjects in the School of Sciences and the School of Business and Economics. It is a popular and widely used resource with over 3,200 visits logged in the 2016-17 academic year.
PASS leaders attend class lectures and work closely with their professor in order to provide the most effective help. PASS sessions supplement what you learn in class, focusing on both content and study skills.
PASS leaders lead group tutoring sessions multiple times per week. In addition, PASS leaders provide office hours to meet one-on-one with any student who would like more assistance.
I like PASS because I feel supported by my peers!
PASS has been very beneficial for me because I get to ask questions that I am unable to ask in class.
Becoming a PASS Leader
Working as a PASS leader is great training for a teaching career, or attending graduate school because it allows students to sit through core courses again and strengthen base knowledge of the subject, as well as strengthen relationships with faculty.
The position also sets students apart as they apply to graduate teaching assistantships.
- Firm understanding of the subject/course
- Earned grade of a B or better in the class that you will be tutoring and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Able to attend all lectures of the specified course and keep up with notes and assigned readings
- Conduct two regularly scheduled study sessions per week
- Model a professional attitude concerning the professor, students, staff, class standards, grades, and student concerns
- Possess strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills
New PASS leaders must attend weekly training sessions during the semester. We provide ongoing training and support throughout the year.
The wage is slightly above the minimum and PASS leaders work approximately eight hours per week.
For additional information about courses that have PASS openings, contact Dr. Edith L. Simms, Learning Resources Specialist, at .