Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

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.


CHEM 101

PASS leader: Rebecca Na

Jepson 313:  Sundays 7-8 pm, Tuesdays 8-9 pm,  and Thursdays 7-8 pm

PASS leader: Kevin Perera

Jepson 313:  Tuesdays – 6-7 pm, Thursdays – 6-7 pm, and Saturdays – 2-3 pm


CHEM 111

PASS leader: Abbygail Brooks

Jepson 313: Sundays 7-8 pm, Tuesdays 6-7 pm, and Wednesdays 6-7 pm

PASS leader: Andrea Patten

Sundays 5-6 pm, Tuesdays 5-6 pm, and Thursdays 5-6 pm


MATH 121

PASS leader: Amy Bowden

Trinkle 140:  Sundays 7-8 pm and Thursdays  7:30 – 8:30 pm

Trinkle Education Computer Lab: Tuesdays 2-3 pm

PASS leader: Hannah Hagy

Trinkle B52: Sundays 4:30-6:00 pm and  Tuesdays 7 – 8:30 pm

PASS leader: Nick Gabriel

Trinkle B52:  Sundays 6 – 7pm,  Tuesdays 6 – 7 pm, and Thursdays 7 – 8 pm


 MATH 200

PASS leader: Marina Castro-Meirelles

Trinkle B52:  Wednesdays 6:30 – 8pm and Saturday 1 – 2:30 pm



Questions? Please contact Dr. Venitta McCall, PASS Mentor

Trinkle 221 654.1346