Attention Students:

Thank you to those of you who participated in Guided Study Groups (GSG) during the fall 2016 semester.  We plan to have our spring 2017 sessions up and running during the second or third week of the semester.  Please check back to this site, listen to in-class announcements or read your syllabus for updates.

GSG Spring 2017 Session Schedule:

A spring 2017 GSG session schedule will be posted shortly after the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday (January 16; no classes in session).  Please check back to this site, listen to in class announcements or read your syllabus for updates.  For immediate assistance with your course needs, 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 Employment - Spring 2017

We are seeking to fill the following STAT 200 Guided Study Groups (GSG) leader positions only for spring 2017.  Please note that the GSG leader must be available to attend the course lectures for one of the instructors listed below:

One position open for Dr. Philtron – 8:00-8:50 am, Wed & Fri

One position open for Dr. Buchanan – 8:00-8:50am, Tues & Thurs or 9:05-9:55am, Mon & Wed

Click here to review job responsibilities and to submit an application on the University's Employment Job Management System.

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 250LSun 6:00pm-7:30pm109 OsmondTrand1/22/2017 to 4/23/2017
PHYS 212LSun 6:00pm-7:30pm216 BouckeRob1/22/2017 to 4/23/2017
PHYS 211LSun 6:00pm-7:30pm106 OsmondJacob1/22/2017 to 4/23/2017
PHYS 251LSun 7:00pm-8:30pm009 Life SciAdrian1/22/2017 to 4/23/2017
CHEM 110Sun 7:00pm-8:00pm106 BouckeDerek1/22/2017 to 4/23/2017
CHEM 110Mon 2:30pm-3:20pm304 BouckeCastle1/23/2017 to 4/24/2017
PHYS 250LMon 6:30pm-8:00pm109 OsmondTrand1/23/2017 to 4/24/2017
CHEM 110Tue 1:30pm-2:20pm302 BouckeDerek1/17/2017 to 4/25/2017
PHYS 211LTue 6:00pm-7:30pm307 BouckeJacob1/17/2017 to 4/25/2017
CHEM 110Wed 2:30pm-3:20pm302 BouckeCastle1/18/2017 to 4/26/2017
PHYS 212LThu 6:00pm-7:30pm012 Life SciRob1/19/2017 to 4/27/2017
CHEM 110Thu 7:30pm-8:30pm109 OsmondDerek1/19/2017 to 4/27/2017