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Sciences

The following courses are supported by guided study groups in fall and spring semesters except for Phys 211 and 250 which have summer sessions. Refer to your syllabus or canvas page for zoom session times and links.

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:

  • Eberly College of Science - Academic Help -
  • College of Earth and Mineral Sciences – Ryan Family Student Center -
  • College of Engineering-Academic Excellence Center -

Contact Information:

Dr. Brendaly Drayton
Scholar in Residence - Learning Communities
Office Location:  212A Boucke
814-863-6313 or bed156@psu.edu

Dr. Shannon Frey
Coordinator for Guided Study Groups
Office Location: 212B Boucke
ssf124@psu.edu

814-865-2582 Administrative Assistant

Subject Sessions

Course Day/Time Location Tutor/Leader Available From
CHEM 110
Tuesday, Thursday 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Zoom
Zoom Session
Taylor Hufnagle 01/13/2022 to 04/28/2022
CHEM 210
Monday, Wednesday 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Zoom
Zoom Session
Ashley Swope 01/12/2022 to 04/27/2022
CHEM 210
Tuesday, Sunday 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Zoom
Zoom Session
Tim Hamilton 01/18/2022 to 04/26/2022
PHYS 212
Monday, Wednesday 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Zoom
Zoom Session
Ethan Ritchey 01/12/2022 to 04/27/2022
PHYS 211
Tuesday, Thursday 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Zoom
Zoom Session
Julius McBride 01/13/2022 to 04/28/2022
PHYS 250
Tuesday, Thursday 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Zoom
Zoom Session
Kyle Linn 01/13/2022 to 04/28/2022
CHEM 112
Wednesday, Sunday 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Zoom
Zoom Session
Marc Lussier 01/12/2022 to 04/27/2022
CHEM 112B
Thursday, Sunday 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Zoom
Zoom Session
Emily Correa 01/20/2022 to 04/28/2022
PHYS 251
Wednesday 7:15pm - 8:45pm
Zoom
Zoom Session
Monica Vazquez 01/12/2022 to 04/27/2022
Course Day/Time Location Tutor/Leader Available From
CHEM 110 CHEM 110 Zoom Taylor Hufnagle Thursday, January 13, 2022 to Thursday, April 28, 2022
CHEM 210 CHEM 210 Zoom Ashley Swope Wednesday, January 12, 2022 to Wednesday, April 27, 2022
CHEM 210 CHEM 210 Zoom Tim Hamilton Tuesday, January 18, 2022 to Tuesday, April 26, 2022
PHYS 212 PHYS 212 Zoom Ethan Ritchey Wednesday, January 12, 2022 to Wednesday, April 27, 2022
PHYS 211 PHYS 211 Zoom Julius McBride Thursday, January 13, 2022 to Thursday, April 28, 2022
PHYS 250 PHYS 250 (Smitka) Zoom Kyle Linn Thursday, January 13, 2022 to Thursday, April 28, 2022
CHEM 112 CHEM 112 Zoom Marc Lussier Wednesday, January 12, 2022 to Wednesday, April 27, 2022
CHEM 112B CHEM 112B Zoom Emily Correa Thursday, January 20, 2022 to Thursday, April 28, 2022
PHYS 251 PHYS 251 Zoom Monica Vazquez Wednesday, January 12, 2022 to Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Course Day/Time Location Tutor/Leader Available From
CHEM 110 CHEM 110 Zoom Taylor Hufnagle Thursday, January 13, 2022 to Thursday, April 28, 2022
CHEM 210 CHEM 210 Zoom Ashley Swope Wednesday, January 12, 2022 to Wednesday, April 27, 2022
CHEM 210 CHEM 210 Zoom Tim Hamilton Tuesday, January 18, 2022 to Tuesday, April 26, 2022
PHYS 212 PHYS 212 Zoom Ethan Ritchey Wednesday, January 12, 2022 to Wednesday, April 27, 2022
PHYS 211 PHYS 211 Zoom Julius McBride Thursday, January 13, 2022 to Thursday, April 28, 2022
PHYS 250 PHYS 250 (Smitka) Zoom Kyle Linn Thursday, January 13, 2022 to Thursday, April 28, 2022
CHEM 112 CHEM 112 Zoom Marc Lussier Wednesday, January 12, 2022 to Wednesday, April 27, 2022
CHEM 112B CHEM 112B Zoom Emily Correa Thursday, January 20, 2022 to Thursday, April 28, 2022
PHYS 251 PHYS 251 Zoom Monica Vazquez Wednesday, January 12, 2022 to Wednesday, April 27, 2022