Study Groups



ECON 104 - Tuesday Room Change:  Rosemary's (GSG Leader with Dr. Goffe) regularly scheduled sessions which meet on Tuesdays from 6:15-7:15pm in 112 Buckout will relocate to 111 Chambers on November 1st.

ECON 104 -  Thursday Room Changes:  Rosemary's (GSG Leader with Dr. Goffe) regularly scheduled sessions which meet on Thursdays from 6:15-7:15pm in 112 Buckout will relocate to 010 Life Sciences on the the following dates:  September 29th, October 20th & 27th and November 3rd.

MATH 034 - Colleen's (GSG leader) regularly scheduled session on Wednesday, October 26th is canceled.  Colleen will host a make-up session on Tuesday, October 25th from 6:00-7:00pm in 109 Osmond. 

MATH 110 - Beginning the week of October 24th, a second GSG leader (Rahul P.) will lead 3 weekly study sessions in addition to Cassandra's sessions.  Please listen to in class announcements and view the full GSG schedule for session times and locations.  In addition to one-on-one drop-in tutoring in 220 Boucke, MATH 110 students will now have access to 6 GSG study sessions per week!  Click here to view the MATH 110 GSG schedule.

STAT 200 - Students enrolled in Ms. Buchanan's lectures:  GSG sessions that were led by Zach M. on Mondays (6:00-7:00pm in 311 Boucke) and Wednesdays (6:00-7:00pm in 107 Ag Sci In) are canceled for the remainder of the fall 2016 semester.   Beginning October 19th, you can attend Zach R.'s GSG session on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30pm in 107 Ag Sci Industries building.  Also, please participate in the STATISTICS SHARED OFFICE HOURS that are held in 220 Boucke and/or visit faculty office hours.  We apologize for any inconvenience that this change may impose.

UPCOMING GSG EXAM REVIEWS (alpha order by course name and number):

CHEM 210 - GSG exam review with Natalie (GSG leader); Sunday, October 23rd from 3:00-5:00pm in 100 Thomas.

ECON 102 - GSG exam review with Erik (GSG leader with Dr. Boyle);  Sunday, October 30th from 6:00-8:00pm in 121 Sparks.

KINES 360 - GSG exam review with Taylor (GSG leader); Wednesday, October 19th from 7:00-9:00pm in 112 Buckout.

MATH 140 - GSG exam review with Varnita and David (GSG leaders); Sunday, October 30th from 2:30-5:30pm in 105 Forum.

MATH 140B - GSG exam review with Vincent (GSG leader); Sunday, October 30th from 1:30-4:30pm in 108 Forum.

MATH 141 - GSG exam review with Joanne (GSG leader); Thursday, October 27th from 5:00-8:00pm in 111 Wartik.

STAT 200 -  GSG exam review with YongYang (GSG leader with Dr. Lord); Sunday, October 23rd from 2:30-4:30pm in 262 Willard.

GSG Fall 2016:

GSG sessions are up and running!  We are still adjusting the schedule as we secure additional times and classroom locations.  Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated.   Please listen to in-class announcements and re-visit our website for updates.  Also, be sure to consult your faculty, TAs or learning assistants during office hours and visit course related resource rooms such as the Chemistry Resource Room (211 Whitmore) or the Physics Learning Resource Center (207 Osmond).  We look forward to seeing you at the free GSG sessions!  Click here to view the weekly schedule.

GSG Employment - Fall 2016

Guided Study Groups (GSG) leader positions are filled for fall 2016.  Thank you for your interest!  Please visit our Penn State Learning employment site in the future for spring or fall 2017 openings.

Guided Study Groups (GSG):  Students helping students succeed! 

Guided Study Groups or GSG is a collaborative learning program designed to support students, who are enrolled in challenging larger lecture courses.  Basically, GSG is a study group led by a trained student leader (more information on this in our FAQ).  Please take a few minutes to read the information below and discover how GSG can help you meet academic success. 

How do I use the services offered through GSG?

GSG sessions are scheduled for set times and locations throughout the semester.  You are welcome to come and go from the sessions because your attendance is voluntary and confidential.

  • GSG leaders will make a few announcements in your class lectures and share session times or they’ll distribute promotional flyers.
  • Your faculty member may have the GSG session times on his/her syllabus or course website.

NOTE:  If a leader is not attending your specific class lecture time [e.g., MATH 110 at 10:10am MWF], but is attending an earlier or later time [9:05am or 1:25pm], you may not hear a verbal announcement.  However, your faculty member may let you know that GSG sessions are available through other means.

Recommendations for a Successful GSG Experience

Your personal preparation and regular attendance at the sessions is highly recommended.  Read your course materials, bring questions to seek better understanding and clarification, and be willing to work with your peers in a group setting.  In addition, you are highly encouraged to attend all course lectures, and visit faculty and TA office hours and department resource rooms. 

How can GSG sessions help me meet academic success?

GSG sessions can help you:

  • think more critically about your course material, class lectures, homework problems, etc.
  • learn how to question yourself and others in discovering the unknowns and solutions of the subject matter.
  • better understand key concepts, especially through multiple perspectives of your peers.
  • to articulate what you know and what you don’t know about the subject.
  • build on foundational material and integrate newer knowledge as the content becomes more complex.
  • prepare for and review for quizzes and exams.

Additional Information

Contact Information

Please call the Penn State Learning (PSL) numbers that are listed below.  A member of our student and professional staff will be happy to assist you.

Dr. Brendaly Drayton
Cocurricular Programs Coordinator - Guided Study Groups (GSG)
Office Location:  205D Boucke
814-863-6313 or

Dr. Angelique M. Bacon-Woodard
Scholar in Residence – Learning Communities
Office Location:  212B Boucke
814-865-2017 or
814-865-1841 (Student Receptionist – 220 Boucke Building)