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Be a PASS Leader

Share your skills and knowledge with fellow students and help them succeed academically. As part of this exciting New College team, PASS Leaders conduct weekly group learning sessions for difficult courses in ADMS, HRM, ITEC and DEM. You'll help students collaborate, develop learning strategies and prepare for exams. PASS stands for Peer-Assisted Study Sessions, and you'll be familiar with the course because you'll have already completed it and earned an A or A+.

PASS Leader is a paid position and requires a minimum commitment of five hours per week during Fall and Winter terms.

How it works

Peer-Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) are weekly group-learning sessions for difficult courses facilitated by a "PASS Leader"–a student who has completed the respective course in a previous term with an A or A+. For ADMS, HRM, ITEC, and DEM students at York University, these PASS sessions are organized by New College and are normally offered throughout the academic year.

Take part in mandatory training sessions held before and throughout the term.

Plan and prepare for each session by reviewing the coursework and preparing handouts.

Hold at least one two-hour session for your course per week during the term.

Lead activities and discussions to review the course material and prepare you for exams.

Check in regularly with the PASS Supervisor and attend weekly team meetings to share concerns and tips.

Frequently Asked Questions

As a PASS Leader, you will conduct at least one two-hour PASS session for your "course" per week. In the session, you will facilitate activities and group discussions among attending students to review weekly course material and prepare them for upcoming exams. You will also be required to review the course materials and prepare or revise handouts for your PASS sessions in advance (normally another two hours per week, to be done at New College Office of the College Head). You also may have to attend one hour of bi-weekly meetings, attend a lecture each week and also advertise for your PASS Sessions (e.g., by classroom visits).

Before the term starts, you will receive training in facilitating group-study sessions and in administrative procedures.

You must:

  • have achieved an A or A+ in the course for which you facilitate PASS sessions.
  • possess superior communication skills (written and oral) and superior attention to detail.
  • students must meet the Registrar's Office and Student Financial Services student eligibility requirements for work-study positions, including requirements for ongoing enrolment at York University (typically 9 credits per term).

You must have achieved an A or A+ in the course for which you facilitate the PASS session, have superior written and oral communication skills and attention to detail. PASS Leaders must be eligible for work-study and meet the requirements for ongoing enrolment at York.

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Absolutely. Before the term starts, you will receive mandatory training in facilitating group-study sessions and administrative procedures.

Yes. You'll find more details in the job posting.

You'll be required to give a minimum commitment of five hours per week during each term.