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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Tuesday7pm - 8pm

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Thursday7pm - 8pmOnline - Click here to enter

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
Wednesday7pm - 8pmOnline - Click here to enter
Thursday5pm - 6pmOnline - Click here to enter

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
Tuesday5.45pm - 6.45pm

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Thursday5.45pm - 6.45pmOnline - Click here to enter

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
Tuesday8pm - 9pmOnline - Click here to enter

I am studying a Bachelor of Education Graduate Entry (BEDGE)  - Primary stream.

This is my 3rd year studying part time.

I have been PASS leader for EMA100 for three semesters.

I love seeing students go from being petrified about maths to being confident and highly successful.

 

DAYTIMEROOM
Tuesday12pm - 1pmRed 6.1.09
Wednesday11.30am - 12.30pmOnline - Click here to enter
Thursday10am - 11amRed 6.1.09
Thursday8pm - 9pmOnline - Click here to enter

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
Monday1pm - 2pmOnline - Click here to enter
Tuesday1pm - 2pmOnline - Click here to enter

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
Monday3pm - 4pmOnline - Click here to enter
Tuesday3pm - 4pmOnline - Click here to enter

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
Monday11.30am - 12.30pmRed 6.1.11
Tuesday6.30pm - 7.30pmOnline - Click here to enter

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
Thursday2.30pm - 3.30pm (note time change)Red 6.1.10 (note room change)
Thursday6pm - 7pmOnline - Click here to enter

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
Wednesday8pm - 9pmOnline - Click here to enter
Thursday8pm - 9pmOnline - Click here to enter

kate-rawlings-pass-leader

Hi, my name is Kate and I am studying a Batchelor of Social Work degree, full time externally from Darwin, NT.

As a mature age student, a wife, and mother to three children, I understand the importance of time management skills and effective study methods.

I am looking forward to supporting and working with SOC145 students to develop their study skills in a fun, relaxed, and friendly environment.

Kate Rawlings

DAYTIMEROOM
Tuesday7.30pm - 8.30pmOnline - Click here to enter
Thursday6.30pm - 7.30pmOnline - Click here to enter

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
Check HSC210 Announcements - session times will vary over the next few weeks while Ben is on placementCheck HSC210 Announcements - session times will vary over the next few weeks while Ben is on placementOnline - Click here to enter
Check HSC210 Announcements - session times will vary over the next few weeks while Ben is on placementCheck HSC210 Announcements - session times will vary over the next few weeks while Ben is on placementOnline - Click here to enter

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
Tuesday7pm - 8pmOnline - Click here to enter
Thursday1pm - 2pmOnline - Click here to enter

kimberly-drake-pass-leader

I am studying a Bachelor of Nursing as an external student while living in Canberra, and have just commenced my second year. I previously lived in Darwin and studied my first year as an internal student at the Casuarina Campus. Prior to commencing my studies, I worked in a variety of executive administration and management positions over 7 years. When I felt I had reached my full potential within this career, I decided to change careers and become a Nurse, so that I could help others and learn new skills, while integrating skills I had already obtained from my previous career.

 

I am excited to be studying Nursing and am passionate about sharing my knowledge, skills and experiences with others.

 

I look forward to seeing you in PASS and can’t wait to help you achieve personal and academic success!

Kimberly Drake



DAYTIMEROOM
Monday5pm - 6pmOnline - Click here to enter
Friday5pm - 6pmOnline - Click here to enter

cindy-theveny-pass-leader

I am in my final semester of the Bachelor of Nursing. I will be a PASS leader for the first time this semester and I am looking forward to working with you!

Cindy Theveny

DAYTIMEROOM
Wednesday2.30pm - 3.30pmOnline - Click here to enter
Thursday2.30pm - 3.30pmOnline - Click here to enter

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
Tuesday2.30pm - 4.30pmPink 7.1.05
Wednesday6pm - 7pmOnline - Click here to enter

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
Wednesday3pm -5pmPink 7.1.05

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)