Guided Study Groups (GSG) is a collaborative learning community that supports and enhances the academic work of students enrolled in challenging or “high-risk" first-year courses. Historically, GSG sessions have been offered in a variety of larger lecture courses in business, math, statistics and the sciences.
These study groups are guided by an undergraduate leader, who has successfully completed the course, and attends the course lectures to review and remain current with the material as the information is shared today. Our trained leaders facilitate two to three free weekly study sessions throughout the semester. In addition, supervisors (professional staff and graduate students) observe and provide constructive feedback regularly to ensure the students have a meaningful out-of-class academic experience.
Important Note Regarding Training
Tutor training is a vital component to any successful tutoring program. Professional staff in Penn State Learning encourage you to participate in a one-credit course that will help you develop an awareness of the needs of the students you will tutor. The Peer Tutoring (C I 200) course is designed to review and discuss setting-up and organizing a tutoring session, individual versus group tutoring, understanding learning preferences, communicating cross-culturally with students, the importance of study skills and more. Course information is available upon request.
GSG Employment - Spring 2023
Thank you for your interest in the Guided Study Group leader position! Vacant positions are Chem 112B, Econ 102, Math 140, Phys 212 & 251, Stat 200 and 250. To apply, refer to the job posting Undergraduate Guided Study Group Leader.