GSG Employment - Fall 2018

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Guided Study Group leader! We currently have openings for Fall 2018 Guided Study Group Leaders in the following courses: CHEM 110, CHEM 210, PHYS 211, PHYS 251. If you are interested, please email Emily Hobbs at with a brief statement of interest and which courses you would be able to support. 

Announcement: We are now offering a Guided Study Group (GSG) for CHEM 112! Alex K. will be holding CHEM 112 GSG sessions on Mondays from 5:00-6:00p in 220A Boucke, Wednesdays from 1:30-2:30pm in 220A Boucke, and Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00 in 109 Osmond.

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.).

GSG Upcoming Exam Reviews:

CHEM 110

Sunday, April 22, 5:00-8:00p, 105 Forum (Derek)

Saturday, April 28, 2:00-5:00p, 108 Forum (David)

CHEM 210

Wednesday, April 25, 7:00-9:00p, 010 Sparks (Jose)

PHYS 212

Sunday, April 29, 1:00-4:00p, 100 Life Sciences (Alex R.)

CHEM 112

Sunday, April 29, 2:00-5:00p, 111 Forum (Alex K.)

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.

Helpful Links:

Contact Information:

Dr. Brendaly Drayton
Scholar in Residence - Learning Communities
Office Location:  212A Boucke
814-863-6313 or

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

Emily Hobbs
Co-Curricular Programs Coordinator- Guided Study Groups
212B Boucke
814-863-6779 or



Subject Sessions

CoursesDay/TimeLocationTutor/LeaderAvailable From
PHYS 251Sun 4:00pm-5:30pm307 BouckeJadyn1/11/2018 to 4/29/2018
CHEM 110Sun 5:00pm-6:00pm109 OsmondDerek 1/21/2018 to 4/29/2018
CHEM 112Wed 1:30pm-2:30pm220A BouckeAlex2/28/2018 to 4/25/2018
PHYS 211Wed 6:00pm-7:30pm106 BouckeJacob1/10/2018 to 4/25/2018
CHEM 112Wed 6:00pm-7:00pm109 OsmondAlex2/28/2018 to 4/25/2018
PHYS 250Wed 7:00pm-8:30pm220 A BouckeTrand1/24/2018 to 4/25/2018
CHEM 210Wed 7:00pm-8:30pm073 WillardJose1/10/2018 to 4/25/2018
CHEM 110Wed 12:20pm-1:10pm005 Life ScienceDerek1/10/2018 to 4/25/2018
PHYS 212Thu 6:00pm-7:30pm115 OsmondAlex1/11/2018 to 4/26/2018
CHEM 110Thu 6:00pm-7:30pm109 BouckeDavid1/11/2018 to 4/26/2018
PHYS 251Thu 6:30pm-8:00pm014 Life ScienceJadyn1/18/2018 to 4/26/2018
CHEM 210Thu 7:00pm-8:30pm158 WillardAyush1/11/2018 to 4/26/2018