About SLA & PASS
Structured Learning Assistance (SLA) and Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) are forms of peer-led Supplemental Instruction that are available in some high-risk courses at GVSU. Supplemental Instruction is a form of peer-tutoring that focuses on collaboration, group learning, and interaction to help students succeed in historically difficult courses with high rates of poor grades or withdrawals. In their SLA and PASS sessions, students are provided with course-specific learning and study strategies like note-taking, test-taking, reading skills, and more while also engaging in structured review and study time with a group of their peers.
The goal of our SLA and PASS programs is to help students build foundational knowledge and skills that will improve their course performance and help retain them through graduation.