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

PHYS 212 - GSG exam review with Robert (GSG Leader); Monday, October 17th from 6:30-9:30pm in 362 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.  

KINES 360 and GSG:  We are pleased to partner with the Kinesiology Department this fall and offer students an opportunity to join our free weekly study groups.  Session times and locations can be found below and on our full GSG course schedule.  Taylor, our KINES 360 GSG leader, looks forward to meeting and working with you!


CHEM 210 - GSG Review with Natalie (GSG Leader); Sunday, October 2nd from 3:00-5:00pm in 100 Thomas. 

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.

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.  [NOTE:  GSG for this course will not offered for Fall '14.]

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
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 Address:  212B Boucke
814-865-2017 or ;
814-865-1841 (Student Receptionist – 220 Boucke Building)


Subject Sessions

CoursesDay/TimeLocationTutor/LeaderAvailable From
PHYS 211LSun 6:00pm-7:30pm011 Life SciJacob9/11/2016 to 12/4/2016
CHEM 110Sun 6:00pm-7:00pm210 FergusonCastle9/11/2016 to 12/4/2016
PHYS 251LSun 6:00pm-7:00pm106 OsmondAdrian9/11/2016 to 12/4/2016
PHYS 212LSun 6:30pm-8:00pm103 OsmondRobert9/11/2016 to 12/4/2016
CHEM 210Sun 7:00pm-8:30pm117 OsmondNatalie9/11/2016 to 12/4/2016
CHEM 110Sun 7:30pm-8:30pm210 FergusonDerek9/11/2016 to 12/4/2016
PHYS 251LMon 3:35pm-4:25pm312 BouckeAdrian9/12/2016 to 12/5/2016
PHYS 250LMon 6:30pm-8:00pm013 Life SciTrand9/12/2016 to 12/5/2016
CHEM 110Mon 12:20pm-1:10pm301 BouckeDerek9/12/2016 to 12/5/2016
PHYS 211LTue 4:20pm-5:40pm115 OsmondJacob9/13/2016 to 12/6/2016
CHEM 110Tue 6:00pm-7:00pm010 Life SciCastle9/13/2016 to 12/6/2016
PHYS 250LTue 6:30pm-8:00pm115 OsmondTrand9/6/2016 to 12/6/2016
PHYS 212LWed 6:00pm-7:30pm116 OsmondRobert9/7/2016 to 12/7/2016
KINES 360Wed 6:30pm-7:30pm216 BouckeTaylor9/7/2016 to 12/7/2016
PHYS 251LWed 12:20pm-1:10pm113 OsmondAdrian9/14/2016 to 12/7/2016
KINES 360Thu 6:00pm-7:00pm013 Life SciTaylor9/8/2016 to 12/8/2016
CHEM 110Thu 6:00pm-7:00pm115 OsmondDerek9/8/2016 to 12/8/2016
CHEM 110Thu 7:30pm-8:30pm115 OsmondCastle9/8/2016 to 12/8/2016
CHEM 210Thu 7:30pm-9:00pm112 BuckoutNatalie9/8/2016 to 12/8/2016