SI-PASS Programme

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.

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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."

SI-PASS Schedule

Click here to check the program schedule for SI-PASS MATH 119 & MATH 120.

SI-PASS Leaders

Hamza Abu Ali, SI-PASS Leader, Computer Engineering – 4th Year
I am Hamza, ardent about teaching and helping others excel in their courses. I have always found pleasure in helping others understand a challenging topic, which is why I chose to be an SI Pass leader. In SI Pass, we prepare for you fun and beneficial sessions full of active learning methods that will help you top your class. Let’s ace your courses together.
Saeed Al-Qudaimi, SI-PASS Leader, Computer Engineering – 4th Year
Hi there! I am Saeed Al-Qudaimi, I am a very adventurous person, I love exploring new things and meeting new people. SI PASS is a place to learn and practice in a friendly environment and not only that, but SI pass is a great opportunity to build friendship that will last throughout the university years. The reason I joined SI-PASS is because I was an SI-PASS student, who benefitted well from the program and that's why I decided that I want to become an SI-PASS leader to assist students the same way.

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.