Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) is a voluntary academic assistance program that utilizes peer-led group study. PASS offers weekly out-of-class review sessions to students enrolled in a targeted course. The PASS sessions are facilitated by PASS Peer Leaders, students who have previously completed the targeted subject (or a higher level version of it) and have demonstrated strong competency. In these sessions, students work together to consolidate understanding, reinforce key concepts and develop study skills specific to the course.
PASS is based on Supplemental Instruction (SI) developed in the US in the 70’s and has been widely adopted in the US, Canada, UK and Australia since. In CUHK, PASS has been implemented in the General Education Foundation Programme, three subjects offered by the School of Public Health and Primary Care and three subjects by the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.