Guided Study Groups @ Penn State Learning


Have a wonderful summer break. GSG sessions will resume the first week of the fall semester.

Refer to the GSG schedule for supported courses, session times, locations or links.

GSG sessions are in-person and via zoom depending on the course. Your PSU email is required to access zoom sessions.

EXAM REVIEWS - all exam reviews are via zoom. Your PSU single sign-on is required to access all exam reviews. Refer to the  Exam Review Schedule page for links and times. Check regularly for updates.

What students love about GSGs: 

“My grades became better and better after joining GSG”  

“It has helped me succeed on exams”  

“simplified and easy bite-sized explanations”  

“Helped me do better on the tests” 


GSG Employment - Fall 2023

We currently have vacancies for Math 34, Econ 104, Stat 200 and 250. If you are interested in supporting students in these courses, please apply through Workday:$392530/9925$118292.htmld





Guided Study Groups (GSG): Students Helping Students Succeed!

Guided Study Groups @ Penn State Learning  (GSG) is part of a collaborative learning program designed to support students who are seeking additional support for larger lecture courses. Ninety-five percent of students report satisfaction or extreme satisfaction with our resources. GSGs are led by trained student leaders who use their own experience to provide the most effective support in a variety of courses (more information on this in our FAQ). Read on to discover how GSGs can help you succeed.  

Find a Session for You

GSGs are available in person and on Zoom depending on the course. Attendance is voluntary and confidential, so come and go as you please. 

  • All exam reviews are via Zoom. Check review schedule regularly for updates. 

  • Recordings will be made available for students enrolled in supported courses. 

  • Session times are found on our session schedule or  on your course Canvas page or syllabus.

How to Suceed

Guided Study Groups @ Penn State Learning is here to help you reach your goals. However, your success will be determined by how you use our resources. Here are some tips to stay committed and be ready to learn!  

  • Prepare for sessions and attend regularly.   

  • Read your course materials! Bring questions to ask your GSG leader.  

  • Be willing to work with your peers in a group setting. You are here to help each other!   

  • Attend course lectures and visit faculty and TA office hours and department resource rooms for additional guidance.  

GSGs can help you:

  • Think more critically about your course material, class lectures, and homework  

  • Learn how to question yourself and others to better understand a subject 

  • Easily recognize key concepts 

  • Collaborate with peers to gain multiple perspectives and work towards solutions  

  • Articulate your knowledge on and questions about a subject 

  • Productively build on foundational material  

  • Prepare for quizzes and exams with weekly review sessions 

Additional Information

Contact Information

Dr. Brendaly Drayton
Scholar in Residence-Learning Communities
Office Location: 212A Boucke
814-863-6313 or


Annette Threeton
Mathematics Cocurricular Coordinator
Office Location: 205B Boucke