What is Supplemental Instruction (SI) – Peer Assisted Study Session (PASS) Programme?
An academic assistance programme in which regular group study sessions are facilitated by an SI- PASS leader. During the sessions, students in company with SI-leaders discuss the course topics and work on sample questions collaboratively to consolidate what they learn in class in a friendly environment. SI-PASS Leaders provide structure to the session by conducting collaborative learning activities and assist students on their problem solving struggles and questions.
How does SI-PASS effect course grades?
Our SI-PASS Programme pays off and continues with full speed. For MATH 119 course, the students who attended 5 or more study sessions had significantly higher course grades (Average = 78.06, Standard Deviation = 28.57) than non-participants (Average = 56.15, Standard Deviation = 26.31). The same is true for MATH 120 with students attending 5 or more study sessions had significantly higher course grades (Average = 75.6, Standart Deviation = 22.54) than non-participants (Average = 57, Standart Deviation = 27.31).
Quotes from participants about SI-PASS at METU NCC
"A time to work on the most difficult and hard-to-grasp content of the course at an understandable rate especially for content I couldn't understand alone."
"A group study with a peer guide of better knowledge and understanding"
"Studying with other students in a friendly environment"
"Meeting for solving questions with peers by discussing together & sharing results. Summary of what was taught in class."
Click here to check the program schedule for SI-PASS MATH 119 & MATH 120.
How do I become an SI-PASS Leader?
SI-PASS Leaders are required to pass the relevant course with a good grade. Each leader has to attend a 2-day training in the beginning of the fall term which is conducted by the SI-PASS supervisor. Facilitating 1,5 hours study sessions weekly, attending to regular group meetings with the supervisors, carrying out some clerical work during office hours, on-site observation and giving feedback to fellow SI-PASS leaders are some of the primary tasks of an SI-PASS leader during the semester.
If you believe you can fulfill these responsibilities and interested in to be an SI-PASS Leader, all you need to do is to fill in the application form.
The application time is shared with you via e-mail.