Taylor will be offering a StudySmarter workshop specifically for students in CHEM 110 on Thursday, November 8th from 6-8pm in room 069 Willard. All are welcome to attend.


- CHEM 110: Sunday, 11/4/18, 10am-1pm, 117 Osmond (Taylor)

GSG Thanksgiving Break

No guided study groups will be held Sunday, November 18th through Sunday, November 25th. Sessions will resume as scheduled on Monday, November 26th.

GSG Employment - Fall 2018

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Guided Study Group leader! We are not currently hiring GSG leaders for Fall 2018. Please check back mid-Fall semester for Spring 2019 openings.

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

Dr. Kaitlin Quigley
Coordinator, Guided Study Groups Program
Office Location: 212B Boucke
814-865-6779 or

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

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



Subject Sessions

CoursesDay/TimeLocationTutor/LeaderAvailable From
PHYS 250Sun 6:00pm-7:30pm220A BouckeTrand8/26/2018 to 12/2/2018
CHEM 110Sun 6:00pm-7:30pm106 OsmondHarini8/26/2018 to 12/2/2018
PHYS 211Sun 7:30pm-9:00pm115 OsmondEmily8/26/2018 to 12/2/2018
CHEM 110Mon 5:30pm-7:00pm010 Life SciTaylor8/27/2018 to 12/3/2018
CHEM 210Mon 7:00pm-8:30pm106 BouckeSong8/27/2018 to 12/3/2018
PHYS 212Tue 6:00pm-7:30pm115 OsmondAlex8/28/2018 to 12/4/2018
CHEM 210Tue 6:00pm-7:30pm073 WillardLexie8/28/2018 to 12/4/2018
CHEM 112Tue 6:00pm-7:00pm220A BouckeAlex8/28/2018 to 12/4/2018
PHYS 251Tue 6:00pm-7:30pm307 BouckeCatherine8/28/2018 to 12/4/2018
PHYS 250Tue 6:30pm-8:00pm106 BouckeTrand8/28/2018 to 12/4/2018
CHEM 112Tue 12:30pm-1:30pm220A BouckeAlex8/28/2018 to 12/4/2018
CHEM 110Wed 5:30pm-7:00pm010 Life SciTaylor8/22/2018 to 12/5/2018
CHEM 210Wed 7:00pm-8:30pm106 OsmondSong8/22/2018 to 12/5/2018
CHEM 112Thu 1:00pm-2:00pm220A BouckeAlex8/23/2018 to 12/6/2018
CHEM 110Thu 6:00pm-7:30pm106 OsmondHarini8/23/2018 to 12/6/2018
PHYS 251Thu 6:00pm-7:30pm307 BouckeCatherine8/23/2018 to 12/6/2018
CHEM 210Thu 6:00pm-7:30pm075 WillardLexie8/23/2018 to 12/6/2018
PHYS 212Thu 6:00pm-7:30pm220A BouckeAlex8/23/2018 to 12/6/2018
PHYS 211Thu 7:30pm-9:00pm115 OsmondEmily8/23/2018 to 12/6/2018