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PASS Leader Employment Opportunities

We are not currently accepting applications from undergraduate students who would like to serve as Peer Assisted Study Session (PASS) leaders. PASS leaders design and facilitate weekly study sessions for selected challenging courses. During their sessions, leaders engage learners in collaborative learning activities and model successful study strategies in the classroom.


To be a PASS leader, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student;
  • Earned a grade of A- or higher in the selected course (or honors equivalent);
  • Demonstrated experience in peer teaching, facilitation, tutoring and/or leadership
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to participate in new leader training workshops at the beginning of the semester;
  • Ability to attend all lectures for the selected course (ensure lecture times do not conflict with your own class schedule).

Hours & Compensation

PASS leaders earn $12/hour and typically work 8-10 hours per week including preparing lesson plans, running weekly sessions, attending course lectures, and attending mandatory trainings.

PASS Courses

The PASS program is offered for particular courses each semester. The full list of courses with openings for PASS leaders is available at the bottom of this website.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for a PASS leader position, fill out our application form, and attach your resume (or CV), cover letter, unoffical transcript, and course schedule for Spring 2018.  Application materials should be emailed to Deirdre Kelleher at

Your cover letter should tell us, briefly, a little about you—what interests you in being a PASS leader; your experiences with peer teaching, facilitation, tutoring, and/or leadership; your academic interests; and your involvement in on-campus or off-campus organizations or activities. 

The application form asks for the contact information for two faculty references.  Ideally these should be faculty who can speak to your academic skills in the PASS subject area, your general academic engagement, and your ability to work with peers. 

Application Deadline: 12pm Wednesday, December 6th.

Questions? Call or email Deirdre Kelleher at (215) 204-3210 or


Current PASS Course Openings:

SPRING 2018 - Course
Course Time




*Students who got an A- in PHYS 2021/2022 or 1061/1062 (or honors equivalent) can apply to be a PASS leader for PHYS 1021/1022 or 1061/1062. Students who got an A- in PHYS 1021/1022 can apply to be a be PASS leaders for PHYS 1021/1022