Guided Study Group (GSG) sessions will begin during the week of September 8th (after the Labor Day holiday weekend). Listen to in-class announcements and revisit this web site for the GSG semester schedule. Sessions are free and are available each week. Also, please consult your faculty and TAs during office hours and visit department resource rooms for assistance (e.g., Chemistry Resource Room in 211 Whitmore or Physics Learning Resource Center in 207 Osmond).
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.
BIOL 110 - Biology: Basic Concepts and Biodiversity (4)
A study of the evolution of the major groups of organisms including the fundamental concepts of biology.
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.
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.
- Learning Assistance for Eberly College of Science Courses - http://science.psu.edu/advising/success/eberlyassistance
- College of Earth and Mineral Sciences – Ryan Family Student Center - http://www.ems.psu.edu/student_center
- College of Engineering Advising - http://www.engr.psu.edu/mep/AEC.html
Dr. Brendaly Drayton
Cocurricular Programs Coordinator - Guided Study Groups (GSG)
Office Location: 205D Boucke
814-863-6313 or email@example.com
Dr. Angelique M. Bacon-Woodard
Scholar in Residence – Learning Communities
Office Address: 212B Boucke
814-865-2017 or firstname.lastname@example.org
814-865-1841 (Student Receptionist – 220 Boucke Building)