THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY/BREAK HOURS:  GSG sessions WILL NOT not be offered on Sunday, Nov. 30th when students return from the Thanksgiving holiday/break!  Sessions will resume on Monday, Dec. 1st.

FALL 2014 GSG WEEKLY SESSIONS END ON FRIDAY, DEC. 12th.  Please see the schedule below for final exam reviews offered by the GSG leaders and/or our Penn State Learning tutors.  Best wishes on your finals!


PHYS 250:  Avery, GSG leader, will facilitate an exam review on Saturday, Dec. 13th from 6:00-9:00pm in 119 Osmond.

PHYS 251: Michael, GSG leader, will facilitate the following exam reviews --

  • Sunday, Dec. 7th from 6:00-9:00pm in 117 Osmond
  • Monday, Dec. 8th from 6:00-9:00pm in 110 Wartik

ATTENTION CHEM 110 STUDENTS:  Effective Tuesday, September 30th, Kevin's Tuesday evening GSG session will begin at 8:00pm instead of 9:00pm in 109 Osmond.  This change is permanent for the remainder of the semester.

The Guided Study Groups (GSG) schedule can be found by subject or full course listing. You are also encouraged to consult your faculty and TAs during office hours and visit your department learning resource rooms (e.g., Chemistry Resource Room, Physics Resource Room).

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.  [NOTE:  GSG for this course will not offered for Fall '14.]

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. 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

Guided Study Groups
CoursesDay/TimeLocationTutor/LeaderAvailable From
PHYS 211LSun 6:30pm-8:00pm005 Life ScienceYingYing Zheng9/14/2014 to 12/7/2014
PHYS 251LSun 6:30pm-8:00pm115 OsmondMichael Munschy9/14/2014 to 12/7/2014
CHEM 110 - Dr SykesSun 8:00pm-9:00pm010 Life SciKevin Jansen9/14/2014 to 12/7/2014
CHEM 110 - Dr. BarberMon 1:25pm-2:15pm312 BouckeDylan Phillips9/15/2014 to 12/8/2014
BIOL 110Mon 6:00pm-7:00pm009 Life ScienceBrady Boyer9/15/2014 to 12/8/2014
PHYS 250LMon 6:00pm-7:30pm012 Life ScienceAvery Kundrick9/15/2014 to 12/8/2014
CHEM 110 - Dr. BarberTue 6:00pm-7:00pm109 OsmondDylan Phillips9/16/2014 to 12/9/2014
CHEM 210Tue 7:30pm-9:00pm106 OsmondAdam Uliana9/16/2014 to 12/9/2014
CHEM 110 - Dr SykesTue 8:00pm-9:00pm109 OsmondKevin Jansen9/16/2014 to 12/9/2014
BIOL 110Wed 6:00pm-7:00pm005 Life ScienceBrady Boyer9/17/2014 to 12/10/2014
PHYS 250LWed 6:30pm-8:00pm013 Life ScienceAvery Kundrick9/17/2014 to 12/10/2014
PHYS 251LWed 7:30pm-9:00pm307 BouckeMichael Munschy9/17/2014 to 12/10/2014
CHEM 110 - Dr SykesWed 8:00pm-9:00pm115 OsmondKevin Jansen9/17/2014 to 12/10/2014
BIOL 110Thu 2:30pm-3:30pm319 HHD-EastBrady Boyer9/18/2014 to 12/11/2014
CHEM 110 - Dr. BarberThu 6:00pm-7:00pm109 OsmondDylan Phillips9/18/2014 to 12/11/2014
PHYS 211LThu 7:00pm-8:30pm005 Life ScienceYingYing Zheng9/18/2014 to 12/11/2014
CHEM 210Thu 7:30pm-9:00pm109 OsmondAdam Uliana9/18/2014 to 12/11/2014