The Fall 2017 Guided Study Groups will begin on August 23rd. The schedule will be posted the first week of classes.

When GSG sessions are up and running, 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 Review (alpha order by course):

GSG Employment - Fall 2017

We currently do not have any positions open for the fall semester.  Please check back in November to inquire about Spring 2018 openings.  Thank you for your interest in becoming a Guided Study Groups leader.

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 Principles II (3)  
Continuation of CHEM 110, including an introduction to the chemistry of elements.  

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.  

KINES 360 - The Neurobiology of Motor Control and Development (3)
The neurobiological foundations of human movement, with an emphasis on applications in rehabilitation and athletics.

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

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

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

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

Learning Assistance Resources for Science and Engineering Students

Many colleges at Penn State provide advising and tutoring resources 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.

Here are some links to college-based academic assistance resources.

Contact Information:

Dr. Brendaly Drayton
Scholar in Residence-Learning Communities/Cocurricular Programs Coordinator - Guided Study Groups (GSG)
Office Location: 212B Boucke
814-863-6313 or

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


Subject Sessions

CoursesDay/TimeLocationTutor/LeaderAvailable From
CHEM 210Mon 7:00pm-8:30pmOsmond 106Jose 8/28/2017 to 12/4/2017
PHYS 250Tue 5:00pm-6:30pmOsmond 115Trand8/29/2017 to 12/5/2017
CHEM 210Tue 7:00pm-8:30pmOsmond 106Ayush8/29/2017 to 12/5/2017
CHEM 210Wed 7:00pm-8:30pmOsmond 109Jose8/23/2017 to 12/6/2017
PHYS 250Thu 7:00pm-8:30pmOsmond 115Trand8/24/2017 to 12/7/2017
CHEM 210Thu 7:00pm-8:30pmOsmond 106Ayush8/24/2017 to 12/7/2017