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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 PASS Mentor Support 

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

Online PASS Mentor support is available Monday through Friday, times vary by mentor.  Appointments should be made 24-hours in advance.  Appointments can be made using the Online  form (see menu below). In some cases, PASS Mentors will contact the student with a code required to join the PASS session.  

*Please note that PASS mentors assist students with general content questions, as well as student services support questions.

Meet the PASS Mentors

Please click on the drop down menu below to expand the list of our Pass Mentors. Click on the Google form link to schedule a tutoring appointment

Pass Mentor Joe Aguilar

Joe Aguilar

Subject: English (All Courses)
Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Other Languages: Spanish (Speak & Write)
Google Form:


Pass Mentor Emma Duane

Emma Duane

Subject: Computer Science (1 & 2), Physics (2a), Math (180, 190, 191, 220)
Availability: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
Google Form:


Pass Mentor Agustin Meza

Agustin Garcia Meza

Subject: History 101
Availability: Tuesday & Thursday (10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
Google Form:


Pass Mentor Nicole Gutierrez

Nicole Gutierrez

Subject: Philosophy (101, 103, 105), Sociology (101, 102, 104, 118), Political Science (7), Human Development  (110), Communication Studies (120)
Availability: Friday (1:00 to 3:00 p.m.)
Google Form:


Pass Mentor Josepy Lloyd

Joseph Lloyd

Subject: Philosophy (103, 106, 112)
Availability: Monday through Friday
Google Form:


Pass Mentor Franciso Ramirez Cisneros

Francisco Ramirez Cisneros

Subject: Spanish (4 & 52A)
Availability: Wednesday & Thursday (10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
Google Form:


Pass Mentor Emilia Riveros

Emilia Riveros

Subject: Psychology 5
Availability: Monday through Thursday (11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
Google Form:


Pass Mentor Anthony Rojo

Anthony Rojo

Subject: Communication Studies (130), English (1A, B), History (all courses), Political Science (1)
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (after 3:00 p.m.)
Google Form:


Pass Mentor Jacqueline Rouillard

Jacqueline “Jac” Rouillard

Subject: Political Science (1, 2, 3, 7, 10)
Availability: Mondays & Wednesdays (9:00 to11:00 a.m. & 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.) Fridays (8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
Google Form:


Pass Mentor Ara Tobias

Ara Tobias

Subject: History (140) Human Development (101,115)
Availability: Monday to Friday
Google Form:


Pass Mentor Gavin Quan

Gavin Quan

Subject: History (101, 102, 108, 110, 112, 114, 122, 128, 129, 140, 141, 154)
Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (12:00 to 4:00 p.m.) Tuesday & Thursday (12:00 to 3:00 p.m.)
Google Form:


Pass Mentor Caitlin Waters

Caitlin Waters

Subject: English (all courses)
Availability: Tuesday & Thursday (3:30 to 6:30 p.m.)
Friday (11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Google Form:




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 Meet

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 learning 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