Study Groups


We are now offering a Guided Study Group (GSG) for CHEM 112! Alex K. will be holding CHEM 112 GSG sessions on Mondays from 5:00-6:00p in 220A Boucke, Wednesdays from 1:30-2:30pm in 220A Boucke, and Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00 in 109 Osmond.

Click here for the GSG session schedule.  Also, please consult your faculty and TAs during office hours or stop by departmental resource rooms (e.g,, Chemistry Resource Room in 211 Whitmore, Physics Learning Resource Room in 207 Osmond, etc.).

GSG Upcoming Exam Reviews:

CHEM 210

Monday March 19, 7:00-9:00p, Forum 102 (Jose)

STAT 200

Tuesday March 20, 7:00-9:00p, Forum 105 (Luc)

Wednesday March 21, 5:00-7:00p, Forum 105 (Melissa)

Wednesday March 21, 7:00-9:00p, Forum 105 (Zach)

MATH 034

Tuesday March 20, 7:00-9:00p, Wartik 105 (Karen)

ECON 102 (Kagundu)

Friday March 23, 5:00-7:00p, Thomas 100 (Lisa)

ECON 102 (Brown)

Sunday March 25, 7:00-9:00p, Forum 105 (Lexie)

MATH 140

Sunday March 25, 2:00-5:00p, Forum 108 (Kim)

MATH 141

Sunday March 25, 6:00-9:00p, Forum 108 (Gerald)

MATH 200

Monday, March 26, 5:30-8:00p, Chambers 111 (Rachel B.)

PHYS 212

Tuesday, March 27, 7:30-9:30p, Osmond 119 (Alex R.)

ECON 104 (Goffe)

Tuesday, March 27, 7:30-8:30p, Buckhout 112 (Rosemary)

MATH 110

Sunday, April 1, 5:30-8:30p, Thomas 100 (Alex S.)

Monday, April 2, 6:00-9:00p, Kern 112 (Jordan)

MATH 201

Monday, April 2, 5:30-8:00p, Chambers 111 (Rachel B.)

GSG Employment - Spring 2018

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Guided Study Groups leader! We do not currently have any position openings. Please check back in early April for position openings for Fall 2018. 

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
Scholar in Residence- Learning Communities
Office Location:  212A Boucke
814-863-6313 or

Emily Hobbs

Co-Curricular Programs Coordinator

212B Boucke

814-863-6779 or