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Peer Assisted Study Sessions


Due to concerns raised by COVID-19, PASS Sessions are no longer being offered on-campus. 


Online Tutoring 

Students are welcome to sign up for online tutoring using the Online Tutoring form (see below). Students will need a computer with camera and audio in order join a tutoring session. 

Online tutoring is available Monday through Thursday, 9am to 3pm.  Appointments should be made 24-hours in advance.  Appointments can be made using the Online Tutoring form (see below). In some cases, tutors will contact the student with a code required to join the tutoring session.  

Tutors available in the following subjects:

*Please note that PASS mentors assist students with general content questions.

Last name

First name


Google form link



PHIL 103






HIST 101



History 140



This is a free, online tool that allows for video conferencing and an interactive workspace.  Students can upload work to a shared workspace by snapping a photo and texting it in or share files from a computer.  Tutors and students can see and hear each other.

Tutors will contact students with a code to join a tutoring session. 

Works on Google Chrome, Firefox, and Apple  iPad.


This is an online tool that allows for video conferencing.  The Basic Plan is free, but students need to create an account using an email address. Tutors and students can see and hear each other. 

Tutors will contact students with a code to join a tutoring session. 

 Google Hangouts

This an online tool that allows group video calls for free. Video calls are easy to join.  Students must have or create a Google email account, which is free.Tutors and students can see and hear each other.


This is an online tool that allows for video conferencing.  Students can sign in using their Google account or create a free account using an email address.  Tutors and students can see and hear each other.

Tutors will contact students with a code to join a tutoring session. 


Contact Information

Wendy Lozano
Student Services Specialist/
PASS Mentor Program Coordinator
(310) 660-3593 ext. 3579


Why study alone, when you can study with your classmates!

PASS aims to provide a learning atmosphere which differs from the traditional tutorial environment. The focus is on integrating the course content (what to learn) with academic reasoning and study skill (how to learn) 

PASS sessions are peer-facilitated, structured study sessions designed to help students in and outside of the classroom. In PASS, students learn from experienced peers who have been successful in that subject and are recommended by a professor.

  • PASS is free to all ECC students
  • PASS is a welcoming and inclusive environment
  • PASS mentors will help you find the  answers to your questions about difficult course material or problems
  • PASS mentors provide test preparation and review
  • PASS mentors will help you build strong study skills
  • PASS sessions are a place to get to know other students in your major and learn with friends!


What is the PASS Mentor Program?

The PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) Mentor Program assists students with course content in the classroom and in PASS sessions by providing faculty with class mentor. In addition to discussing course content, PASS mentors also address study-related problems student may face and provide general advice on a wide range of topics relating to student equity and student success. 


What is the Role and Function of PASS Mentors?

PASS Mentors meet on a weekly basis with faculty to discuss specific issues, content or directed activities to be covered in PASS sessions and to address specific challenges students are facing in mastering course content. During these sessions, both faculty member and PASS mentor will discuss the means by which to best secure equitable outcomes in the course. All PASS mentors are trained in the following:

Equity-minded dialog and  action planning

Brain-Based Learning

Overcoming personal barriers

Threshold concepts


What do PASS Mentors Specifically do?

PASS Mentors facilitate avenues for student equity through the following:

Help the students in the class during individual or group activity time when it is appropriate to do so.

Plan and facilitate PASS sessions using interactive learning strategies rather than re-lecturing or completing students' assignments for them.

Attend all class lectures for the semester. Take notes and pay attention to what students may be having difficulty with.

Attend weekly staff meetings and ongoing training.

Attend de-briefing sessions with the PASS Coordinator for feedback and evaluation.

Demonstrate good learning strategies and share appropriate materials with students and faculty