Peer Assisted Study Sessions

The University of Mary Washington has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), STEM Talent Expansion through Research, Engagement, Preparation and Scholarships (STEREPS).  The purpose of STEREPS is to build upon and enhance current University programs and initiatives that promote diversity and STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education.

One component of STEREPS is the PASS program:

PASS (Peer-Assisted Study Session) is a series of weekly review sessions for students taking historically difficult courses. PASS is provided for all students who want to improve their understanding of course material and improve their grades. For students, it’s a chance to get together with people in your class to compare notes, to discuss important concepts, to develop strategies for studying the subject and to test yourselves before your professor does, so that when he/she does, you’ll be ready. At each session, students will be guided through this material by your PASS Leader, a competent student who has previously taken the course.




Candice Benshoff – Math 121 Dr. Chiang

Abby Brooks – Chemistry 111 – Dr. Oldham

Lavar  Edmonds – Math 121 Dr. Lee

Casey  Howren – Math 200 Dr. Hydorn

Kim Hildebrand – Math 121 Dr. Lehman

Juliana Laszakovits  – Chem 111 Dr. Crowder

Holly Perucci – Chem 101 Dr. Scott

Orlando Stewart – Chem 101 Dr. Giancarlo

Rachel Youmans  - Math 122 Dr. Helmstutler



Meet and Greet for Mathematics PASS

Wednesday, August 28

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Trinkle 204


Meet and Greet for Chemistry PASS

Sunday, September 1

4:00 -6:00 pm

Jepson 100


Questions? Please contact Dr. Venitta McCall, PASS Mentor

Trinkle 221 654.1346