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Remote tutoring and study groups provided through spring semester. Please see details in the announcement.



UPDATE: GSG sessions will begin on Wednesday, March 18th via zoom webinar. Refer to your course Canvas page for links to sessions and upcoming exam reviews.


Upcoming Exam Reviews:

  • CHEM 210-Sunday, March 22nd from 7:00-9:00 pm


Scroll to the bottom of the page for GSG session times and locations.

GSG Employment - SPRING 2020

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Guided Study Group leader!  Refer to the Penn State Jobs website to apply . For additional information contact


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.

Helpful Links:

Contact Information:

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


Gerald Hinerman
Guided Study Groups Math Coordinator
Office Location:  212 Boucke
814-863-8183 or


814-865-2582 Administrative Assistant




Subject Sessions

CoursesDay/TimeLocationTutor/LeaderAvailable From
CHEM 210Sun 5:00pm-6:30pm101 OsmondAndrew1/26/2020 to 4/26/2020
CHEM 112Sun 6:00pm-7:30pm115 OsmondFrank1/26/2020 to 4/26/2020
PHYS 251Sun 7:00pm-8:30pm009 Life ScienceJana2/2/2020 to 4/26/2020
CHEM 110Mon 6:00pm-7:30pm010 Life ScienceHarini1/27/2020 to 4/27/2020
PHYS 250Mon 6:00pm-7:30pm106 OsmondJulia1/27/2020 to 4/27/2020
CHEM 110Tue 5:00pm-6:30pm106 OsmondTaylor1/21/2020 to 4/28/2020
PHYS 212Tue 6:00pm-7:30pm012 Life ScienceAlex R. 1/21/2020 to 4/28/2020
PHYS 211Tue 7:30pm-9:00pm115 OsmondEmily1/21/2020 to 4/28/2020
CHEM 110Wed 6:00pm-7:30pm012 Life ScienceHarini1/15/2020 to 4/29/2020
PHYS 250Wed 6:00pm-7:30pm106 OsmondJulia1/15/2020 to 4/29/2020
PHYS 251Wed 6:00pm-7:30pm009 Life ScienceJana1/29/2020 to 4/29/2020
CHEM 112Wed 6:00pm-7:30pm115 OsmondFrank1/15/2020 to 4/29/2020
CHEM 110Thu 5:00pm-6:30pm115 OsmondTaylor1/16/2020 to 4/30/2020
PHYS 212Thu 6:00pm-7:30pm009 Life ScienceAlex R. 1/16/2020 to 4/30/2020
CHEM 210Thu 7:30pm-9:00pm111 WartikAndrew1/16/2020 to 4/23/2020
PHYS 211Thu 7:30pm-9:00pm115 OsmondEmily1/16/2020 to 4/30/2020