ALL weekly GSG sessions will end on Friday, Dec. 9th.  Please see our GSG exam review schedule below and be sure to visit faculty and TA office hours and exam reviews.  Best wishes with finals!

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

CHEM 110 - Castle and Derek (GSG leaders) will facilitate a final exam review on Saturday, Dec. 10th from 2:00-5:00pm in 105 Forum.

CHEM 210 - Natalie (GSG leader) will facilitate a final exam review on Sunday, Dec. 4th from 3:00-5:00pm in 100 Thomas.

GSG Fall 2016:

GSG sessions are up and running!  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!

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.  

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 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
CHEM 110Thu 6:00pm-7:00pm115 OsmondDerek9/8/2016 to 12/8/2016
KINES 360Thu 6:00pm-7:00pm013 Life SciTaylor9/8/2016 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