Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

Do you want to improve your marks, meet other students and study your unit content in a relaxed, friendly and focussed way?

If so, why not join a Peer Assisted Study Session (PASS)?

What is PASS?

PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) are group study sessions conducted by PASS leaders – current students who have successfully completed the targeted unit.

PASS sessions are designed to maximise your understanding of the unit content, in a fun, informal environment. PASS sessions will also help you to develop study skills, as well as exam and assessment techniques specific to the unit. Students who regularly attend sessions often see a significant improvement in their results.

For information on the times and venues for sessions, see the timetable below.

PASS Leaders

PASS Leaders are current students who are trained to run weekly group study sessions. They scored a high mark in the unit they support and have a high GPA overall.

By participating in PASS, you will learn the secrets of their success while developing independent learning skills.

PASS timetable

Please use a headset with a microphone to get the most out of online PASS Sessions.

PASS Sessions Do not begin until Week 2

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PASS Sessions For ACT102 have been cancelled for the rest of semester.

DayTimeRoom
Tuesday7pm - 8pmOnline via Blackboard Collaborate
Thursday7pm - 8pmOnline via Blackboard Collaborate

pass-leader-samantha-frederiksen

I'm a Literature major studying a Bachelor of Arts, this is my third degree. I graduated as a registered nurse in 2009 from QUT in Brisbane and I'm now completing my Masters of Counselling course at the same time as my Arts degree.

My best piece of study advice (from the experience of changing courses four times before finding the Arts course at CDU), is study what you are passionate about. If you're not passionate about your course, you won't have the motivation to complete your assignments.

Samantha Frederiksen.

DAYTIMEROOM
Tuesday4.15pm - 5.15pm

Purple 12.3.14

Thursday7pm - 8pmOnline via Blackboard Collaborate

pass-leader-alex-nathan

I am currently studying electrical and electronics engineering internally through the Bachelor of Engineering Science/Master of Engineering. I developed an interest in electrical engineering when working as a technician in Defence.

I am looking forward to supporting CUC106 students succeed in their studies through group study sessions.

Alex Nathan

DAYTIMEROOM
Monday7pm - 8pmOnline via Blackboard Collaborate

pass-leader-toby-snaire

I started studying Engineering with CDU while working full-time and living in Perth. Eventually I came to my senses, quit work and moved to Darwin. I’m really pleased to be leading PASS for Statics because it is an important unit that can set students up for a successful path through their Engineering degree.

All Statics students are invited to join the PASS sessions and work together towards great results. Look forward to seeing you!

Toby Snaire

 

DAYTIMEROOM
Tuesday12pm - 1pmRed 6.1.08
Wednesday1pm - 2pmOnline via Blackboard Collaborate
Thursday7pm - 8pmOnline via Blackboard Collaborate
Friday10am - 11amRed 6.1.08

I am currently in my second year of the Bachelor of Psychological Science at CDU. I am interested in pursuing a career in clinical psychology.

I have wanted to be a doctor since I was young. Following my experiences at medical appointments I knew that helping people mentally, instead of physically, was the right path for me. I find that with each passing semester I become even more passionate and driven to get out there and help people feel more mentally secure.

Natalie Lim.

pass-leader-alicia-follet

I am an external student, studying part time from rural Victoria. After an extended absence from study, I completed the Tertiary Enabling Program before commencing a Bachelor of Psychological Science in 2016. I currently run external PASS sessions for 'Introduction to Psychology' A and B.

Alicia Follet.

DAYTIMEROOM
Wednesday5.30pm - 6.30pmOnline via Blackboard Collaborate
Thursday1.30pm - 2.30pmRed 6.1.17

pass-leader-benjamin-fox

I am studying a Bachelor of Nursing as an internal student here in Darwin. After working in the Information Technology / Banking arena for 30 years, I made the choice to ‘escape’ and act of my long time desire and passion to embark on a career that helps others.  I am passionate about simplification! Make sure you talk to me about ‘Active Recall’ and ‘Spaced Repetition’. The understanding and utilisation of these two concepts = better memory retention!

I’m really looking forward to working with you to enable you to achieve your academic goals!

Benjamin Fox

DAYTIMEROOM
Monday2pm - 3pmOnline via Blackboard Collaborate
Wednesday2pm - 3pmOnline via Blackboard Collaborate

pass-leader-sheri-lochner

I'm in my final year of the Bachelor of Nursing. I've been a teacher and educator for the past 25 years here in the NT and in WA, I'm now having a career change.

Sheri Lochner

DAYTIMEROOM
Tuesday6pm - 7pmOnline via Blackboard Collaborate
Thursday7pm - 8pmOnline via Blackboard Collaborate

pass-leader-sowmya-kalase

Sowmya is in her last semester studying a Bachelor of clinical sciences and will be starting medicine (Northern Territory Medical Program-NTMP) next year.  She nas been a PASS leader for SCH102 previously.  She is glad to share her experiences studying SBI171 and is eager to have  enjoyable, fun and student centred PASS sessions.

Sowmya Kalase

DAYTIMEROOM
Monday4pm - 5pmOnline via Blackboard Collaborate
Tuesday4pm - 5pmOnline via Blackboard Collaborate
Wednesday4pm - 5pmOnline via Blackboard Collaborate

pass-leader-sheri-lochner

I'm in my final year of the Bachelor of Nursing. I've been a teacher and educator for the past 25 years here in the NT and in WA, I'm now having a career change.

Sheri Lochner

DAYTIMEROOM
Monday6.30pm - 7.30pmOnline via Blackboard Collaborate
Tuesday2pm -3pmRed 6.1.11

pass-leader-senuri-pinto

I am a second year Bachelor of Clinical Sciences student starting Medicine (Northern Territory Medical Program) next year. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and experience with my peers. Chemistry being one of my favourite subjects, I look forward to having informative and enjoyable PASS sessions. 

Senuri Pinto

DAYTIMEROOM
Tuesday7.30pm - 8.30pmOnline via Blackboard Collaborate
Thursday6.30pm - 7.30pmOnline via Blackboard Collaborate

pass-leader-adelheid-bennet

I'm an education student (Secondary Maths) with many years of teaching experience. I can identify with the challenges of juggling external study, work, raising a family and keeping sane! I love journeying with people in learning, as learning is social. Humour also helps for memory retention, so I try to find fun ways to understand and remember maths. I like to incorporate study and motivational tips in my sessions and actively involve participants. See you in a session soon!

Adelheid Bennet

DAYTIMEROOM
Tuesday6pm - 7pmOnline via Blackboard Collaborate
Thursday6pm - 7pmOnline via Blackboard Collaborate

pass-leader-samantha-frederiksen

I'm a Literature major studying a Bachelor of Arts, this is my third degree. I graduated as a registered nurse in 2009 from QUT in Brisbane and I'm now completing my Masters of Counselling course at the same time as my Arts degree.

My best piece of study advice (from the experience of changing courses four times before finding the Arts course at CDU), is study what you are passionate about. If you're not passionate about your course, you won't have the motivation to complete your assignments.

Samantha Frederiksen.

DAYTIMEROOM
Monday12pm - 1pmBlue 2.1.50
Thursday6pm - 7pmOnline via Blackboard Collaborate

pass-leader-rachel-tuthill

Rachel Tuthill is dedicated to enhancing the personal growth of others by helping them develop  an academic voice. Rachel’s study journey began as a mature age student.  Over the course of several years she became curious as to why people make decisions that are harmful to themselves in stressful situations.  This was the starting point to enrol in a Bachelor of Psychological Science.  Now three years along in her course Rachel is looking forward to finishing her undergraduate studies to have a positive influence in people’s lives.  


DAYTIMEROOM
Tuesday6.30pm - 7.30pmOnline via Blackboard Collaborate
Thursday6pm - 7pmOnline via Blackboard Collaborate

pass-leader-benjamin-fox

I am studying a Bachelor of Nursing as an internal student here in Darwin. After working in the Information Technology / Banking arena for 30 years, I made the choice to ‘escape’ and act of my long time desire and passion to embark on a career that helps others.  I am passionate about simplification! Make sure you talk to me about ‘Active Recall’ and ‘Spaced Repetition’. The understanding and utilisation of these two concepts = better memory retention!

I’m really looking forward to working with you to enable you to achieve your academic goals!

Benjamin Fox

DAYTIMEROOM
Wednesday3pm - 5pmPurple 12.2.19
Thursday8.30pm-9.30pmOnline via Blackboard Collaborate

 pass-leader-bijaya-paudel

Hi, my name is Bijaya. I completed my Master of Engineering (Electrical and Electronics) and now I’m a PhD candidate at Charles Darwin University. My academic interests include analogue electronics, digital systems and communications. My passion for becoming a PASS leader stems from the personal satisfaction that I obtain by helping students to learn and achieve good grades. Hence, I am very motivated and looking forward to help you excel in this difficult unit.

Bijaya Paudel

DAYTIMEROOM
Tuesday3pm - 5pmPurple 12.2.19

pass-leader-bijaya-paudel

Hi, my name is Bijaya. I completed my Master of Engineering (Electrical and Electronics) and now I’m a PhD candidate at Charles Darwin University. My academic interests include analogue electronics, digital systems and communications. My passion for becoming a PASS leader stems from the personal satisfaction that I obtain by helping students to learn and achieve good grades. Hence, I am very motivated and looking forward to help you excel in this difficult unit.
Bijaya Paudel

Contact

E: andrew.stechmann@cdu.edu.au

P: (08) 8946 6197 (Monday - Wednesday)