PHYS 250

Thursday, December 12th from 6-8pm in 102 Forum (Julia)



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GSG Employment - SPRING 2020

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Guided Study Group leader!  Vacancies for Math 140, Math 110, and Phys 251. Refer to the Penn State Jobs website to apply . For additional information contact


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Tutorial assistance for the courses below can be obtained by participating in Guided Study Groups (GSG) during the fall and spring semesters.  GSG sessions are free and are led two to three times a week by an undergraduate peer leader, who has previously met success in the course.  Click on the “Study Groups” tab for detailed information.


CHEM 110 - Chemical Principles I (3)
Basic concepts and quantitative relations.

CHEM 112-Chemical Principals II (3)
Reaction rates and chemical kinetics, catalysis, acid-base equilibria, the pH scale, common-ion effect, acid-base titrations, factors that affect solubility, buffers, chemical thermodynamics, entropy, free energy, electrochemistry, oxidation-reduction reactions, oxidation numbers, voltaic cells, batteries, corrosion, electrolysis, chemistry of the nonmetals such as hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, halogens, noble gases, transition metals, modern materials, alloys and metallurgy, nuclear chemistry, fission and fusion. 

CHEM 210 - Organic Chemistry I (3)
Bonding theories for organic molecules; stereochemistry and conformational analysis; reactions (and mechanisms) of alkyl halides, alkenes, alkynes, aromatics, alcohols, and ethers), organic reaction mechanisms focusing on electrophiles and nucleophiles, and aromaticity.  

PHYS 211 - General Physics: Mechanics (0)  
Calculus-based study of the basic concepts of mechanics: motion, force, Newton’s laws, energy, collisions, and rotation.  

PHYS 212 - General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism (0)
Calculus-based study of the basic concepts of electricity and magnetism.  

PHYS 250  - Introductory Physics I (0) 
Selected topics in mechanics, heat, and sound.

PHYS 251  - Introductory Physics II (0) 
Selected topics in light, electricity, and magnetism.

Other On-Campus Resources:

Many colleges at Penn State provide advising and tutoring locally for students who take their courses. Some departments also provide private tutor lists. So if you do not find exactly what you need, please ask your classmates and instructors if they know how you can find available tutors.

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Contact Information:

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


Dr. Kaitlin Quigley
Coordinator, Guided Study Groups Program
Office Location: 212B Boucke
814-865-6779 or


Gerald Hinerman
Guided Study Groups Math Coordinator
Office Location:  212 Boucke
814-863-8183 or


814-865-1841 (Student Receptionist – 220 Boucke Building)




Subject Sessions

CoursesDay/TimeLocationTutor/LeaderAvailable From
CHEM 110Tue 5:00pm-6:30pm101 Ag Sci InTaylor9/3/2019 to 12/10/2019
PHYS 212Tue 6:00pm-7:30pm116 OsmondAlex R.9/3/2019 to 12/10/2019
CHEM 112Tue 6:00pm-7:30pm012 Life ScienceFrank9/3/2019 to 12/10/2019
BMB/MICROB 251Tue 6:30pm-8:00pm109 OsmondWajid9/3/2019 to 12/10/2019
PHYS 250Tue 6:30pm-8:00pm115 OsmondJulia9/3/2019 to 12/10/2019
CHEM 210Tue 6:45pm-8:15pm112 BorlandAlex B. 9/3/2019 to 12/10/2019
PHYS 251Tue 7:30pm-9:00pm311 BouckeCatherine9/3/2019 to 12/10/2019
CHEM 110Wed 6:00pm-7:30pm109 BouckeHarini8/28/2019 to 12/11/2019
CHEM 110Thu 5:00pm-6:30pm350 Health & Human DevelopmentTaylor8/29/2019 to 12/12/2019
PHYS 251Thu 6:00pm-7:30pm109 OsmondCatherine8/29/2019 to 12/12/2019
PHYS 212Thu 6:00pm-7:30pm116 OsmondAlex R.8/29/2019 to 12/12/2019
CHEM 112Thu 6:00pm-7:30pm012 Life ScienceFrank9/5/2019 to 12/12/2019
PHYS 250Thu 6:30pm-8:00pm106 OsmondJulia9/5/2019 to 12/12/2019
BMB/MICROB 251Thu 6:30pm-8:00pm311 BouckeWajid9/5/2019 to 12/12/2019
CHEM 210Thu 7:00pm-8:30pm111 WartikAndrew9/5/2019 to 12/12/2019
PHYS 211Thu 7:30pm-9:00pm115 OsmondEmily8/29/2019 to 12/26/2019