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GSG Employment - Fall 2018

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Guided Study Group leader! We currently have openings for Fall 2018 Guided Study Group Leaders in the following courses:  CHEM 210, MATH 140, MATH 141, PHYS 251, STAT 200. If you are interested, please email Emily Hobbs at esh165@psu.edu with a brief statement of interest and which courses you would be able to support. 

Click here for the 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.).


GSG Upcoming Exam Reviews:

ECON 104 (Goffe)

Monday, April 23, 6:00-7:00p, 112 Buckhout (Rosemary)

CHEM 110

Saturday, April 28, 2:00-5:00p, 108 Forum (David)

STAT 200 (Exam 7)

Tuesday, April 24, 7:00-9:00p, 105 Forum (Alexa)

Wednesday, April 25, 7:00-9:00p, 108 Forum (Courtney)

MATH 034

Tuesday, April 24, 7:00-9:00p, 062 Willard (Karen)

CHEM 210

Wednesday, April 25, 7:00-9:00p, 010 Sparks (Jose)

MATH 200

Wednesday, April 25, 5:30-8:00p, 102 Chemistry (Rachel)

MATH 201

Thursday, April 26, 6:00-8:30p, 102 Chemistry (Rachel)

MATH 141

Thursday, April 26, 6:30-8:30p, 112 Buckhout (Gerald)

Sunday, April 29, 6:00-8:00p, 102 Forum (Gerald)

MATH 110

Thursday, April 26, 6:00-9:00p, 100 Thomas (Alex S./Jordan)

ECON 102 (Kagundu)

Saturday, April 28, 2:00-5:00p, 100 Thomas (Lisa)

MATH 140

Saturday, April 28, 2:00-5:00p, 010 Sparks (Kim)

PHYS 212

Sunday, April 29, 1:00-4:00p, 100 Life Sciences (Alex R.)

CHEM 112

Sunday, April 29, 2:00-5:00p, 111 Forum (Alex K.)

STAT 250

Sunday, April 29, 4:00-7:00p, 258 Willard (Miranda)

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 bed156@psu.edu

Emily Hobbs

Co-Curricular Programs Coordinator
212B Boucke
814-863-6779 or esh165@psu.edu