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GSG Winter Break Schedule

The last regular GSG sessions for the semester will be held on Thursday, 12/6. Sessions will resume again on Wednesday, 1/9. Please check back for our spring session schedule.

GSG Employment - Spring 2019

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Guided Study Group leader! We currently have openings for STAT 200, MATH 200/201, and PHYS 250 Guided Study Group Leaders for the Spring of 2019. Please visit https://psu.jobs/job/84150 to learn more about the position and to apply. We are also hiring for ECON 102, CHEM 210 and MATH 022. The posting can be found here: https://psu.jobs/job/84590

Click here for the full 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.).

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 bed156@psu.edu

Dr. Kaitlin Quigley
Coordinator, Guided Study Groups Program
Office Location: 212B Boucke
814-865-6779 or kag317@psu.edu

Gerald Hinerman
Guided Study Groups Math Coordinator
Office Location:  212 Boucke
814-863-8183 or gqh5126@psu.edu


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

  


 

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