Study Groups


GSG Sessions and exam reviews are canceled today, Wednesday, February 20th due to university closure.

GSG Sessions will resume tomorrow, Thursday, February 21st.

Refer to the schedule for locations and times. We wish you a successful Spring 2019 semester!

GSG Employment - Spring 2019

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Guided Study Group leader! We currently have the following vacancies: PHYS 250 - Please visit to learn more about the position and to apply; ECON 102 and CHEM 210 - the position posting can be found here:


MATH 110

- Monday, February 18th: 6-9pm, 100 Thomas (Jordan & Wenrui)

CHEM 210

Friday, February 15th: 4-6pm, 112 Borland (Obi)

- Monday, February 18th: 5-8pm, 111 Wartik (Obi)

MATH 140

- Monday, February 18th: 6-9pm, 119 Osmond (Nic)

STAT 200

Tuesday, February 19th: 6-8pm, 108 Chambers (Luc)

                                       7-9pm, 101 Thomas (Sam)

- Wednesday, February 20th: 6-8pm, 112 Buckhout (Emma)

                                            6:30-8:30pm, 108 Forum (Makayla)

ECON 104

Wednesday, February 20th: 5-6:30pm, 112 Borland (Julia)

PHYS 211

Sunday, February 24th: 1-3pm, 117 Osmond (Emily)

CHEM 110

Sunday, February 24th, 4-7pm, 117 Osmond (Taylor)

Guided Study Groups (GSG):  Students helping students succeed! 

Guided Study Groups or GSG is a collaborative learning program designed to support students, who are enrolled in challenging larger lecture courses.  Basically, GSG is a study group led by a trained student leader (more information on this in our FAQ).  Please take a few minutes to read the information below and discover how GSG can help you meet academic success. 

How do I use the services offered through GSG?

GSG sessions are scheduled for set times and locations throughout the semester.  You are welcome to come and go from the sessions because your attendance is voluntary and confidential.

  • GSG leaders will make a few announcements in your class lectures and share session times or they’ll distribute promotional flyers.
  • Your faculty member may have the GSG session times on his/her syllabus or course website.

NOTE:  If a leader is not attending your specific class lecture time [e.g., MATH 110 at 10:10am MWF], but is attending an earlier or later time [9:05am or 1:25pm], you may not hear a verbal announcement.  However, your faculty member may let you know that GSG sessions are available through other means.

Recommendations for a Successful GSG Experience

Your personal preparation and regular attendance at the sessions is highly recommended.  Read your course materials, bring questions to seek better understanding and clarification, and be willing to work with your peers in a group setting.  In addition, you are highly encouraged to attend all course lectures, and visit faculty and TA office hours and department resource rooms. 

How can GSG sessions help me meet academic success?

GSG sessions can help you:

  • think more critically about your course material, class lectures, homework problems, etc.
  • learn how to question yourself and others in discovering the unknowns and solutions of the subject matter.
  • better understand key concepts, especially through multiple perspectives of your peers.
  • to articulate what you know and what you don’t know about the subject.
  • build on foundational material and integrate newer knowledge as the content becomes more complex.
  • prepare for and review for quizzes and exams.

Additional Information

Contact Information

Please call the Penn State Learning (PSL) numbers that are listed below.  A member of our student and professional staff will be happy to assist you.

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