PASS Leaders

PASS leaders design and facilitate weekly study sessions for select challenging courses. (See the bottom of this page for a full list of the courses with openings for PASS leaders.) PASS leaders prepare lesson plans for their study sessions focusing on creative ways to help students review lecture notes, study course content, work on practice problems, and discuss study skills. Leaders also attend the lecture for the course they are supporting, participate in trainings throughout the semester, and complete various administrative tasks such as tracking attendance and writing reports about sessions. The goal of PASS sessions is for students to study together in a collaborative environment - PASS leaders do not re-teach or lecture on course material.

PASS leaders earn $12/hour and typically work 7-10 hours per week including preparing lesson plans, running weekly sessions, attending course lectures, and attending mandatory trainings.

Who can apply:

All undergraduate students who have earned a grade of A- or higher in the selected course are eligible to apply to be PASS leaders. If you are currently enrolled in the course, you can apply for that course; hiring would be dependent of final course grade. We particularly welcome applicants who

  • have demonstrated experience in peer teaching, facilitation, tutoring and/or leadership
  • have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • can attend new leader training workshops at the beginning of the semester
  • can attend all lectures for the selected course

How to apply:

Submit the following materials (by email attachment) to Deirdre Kelleher:

  • Application form (You must be logged into your Temple email address to fill out and submit the form.)
  • Resume
  • Cover letter

In your cover letter, briefly tell us 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.

Current openings and application deadlines:

Accepting applications for Spring 2020 from November 15- December 2, 2019

Spring 2020 - Course
Course Time

CHEM 1031: General Chemistry I



MWF 8:00-8:50am

MWF 12:00-12:50p

TR 9:30-10:50am

CHEM 1032: General Chemistry II



MWF 9:00-9:50am

MWF 11:00-11:50am

MWF 3:00-3:50pm

ECON 1101: Macroeconomic Principles
MW 10:00-10:50am
ECON 1102: Microeconomic Principles
MW 11:00-11:50am
KINS 1223: Anatomy and Phys I
TR 12:30-1:50pm
KINS 1224: Anatomy and Phys II
TR 2:00-3:20pm

PHYS 1021: Intro to General Physics I*


TR 2:00-3:20pm

MWF 10:00-10:50

PHYS 1022: Intro to General Physics II*




MWF 9:20-10:30

MWF 12:00-1:10pm

MWF 10:40-11:50am

TR 1:30-2:10pm

PHYS 1061: Elementary Classical Phys I*





MWF 8:00-9:10AM

MWF 9:20-10:30am

MWF 1:20-2:30pm

TR 11:40am-1:20pm

TR 3:30-5:10pm

PHYS 1062: Elementary Classical Phys II*




TR 8:00-9:40am

TR 9:50-11:30am

MWF 10:40-11:50pm

MWF 2:40-3:50pm

MATH 1022: Precalculus
Multiple times see application form

MATH 1041: Calculus

Multiple times see application form

*Students who received an A- in PHYS 2021/2022 or 10/611062 (or honors equivalent 29621/2922 or 1961/1962) can apply to be a PASS leader for both PHYS 10/211022 and 1061/1062. Students who got an A- in PHYS 1021/1022 can only apply to be a be PASS leaders for PHYS 1021/1022 .


Questions? Contact Deirdre Kelleher.