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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 will 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

Michelle Rist
Guided Study Groups Math Coordinator
Office Location: 212 Boucke
mlr5971@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
Boucke 109
Taylor Hufnagel 08/26/2021 to 12/11/2021
CHEM 210
Monday, Wednesday 5:00pm - 6:30pm
HHD 350
Ashley Swope 08/30/2021 to 12/11/2021
CHEM 210
Tuesday, Sunday 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Zoom
Zoom Session
Tim Hamilton 08/29/2021 to 12/11/2021
PHYS 212
Thursday 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Life Science 010
Ethan Ritchey 08/31/2021 to 12/11/2021
PHYS 212
Tuesday 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Life Science 009
Ethan Ritchey 08/31/2021 to 12/11/2021
PHYS 251
Wednesday 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Osmond 106
Monica Vazquez 09/01/2021 to 12/11/2021
PHYS 211
Monday, Wednesday 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Osmond 109
Julius McBride 08/25/2021 to 12/11/2021
PHYS 250
Monday, Wednesday 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Osmond 115
Kyle Linn 08/30/2021 to 12/11/2021
PHYS 251
Monday 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Osmond 110
Monica Vazquez 08/30/2021 to 12/11/2021
CHEM 112
Thursday, Sunday 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Boucke 109
Marc Lussier 08/29/2021 to 12/11/2021
Course Day/Time Location Tutor/Leader Available From
CHEM 110 CHEM 110 Boucke 109 Taylor Hufnagel Thursday, August 26, 2021 to Saturday, December 11, 2021
CHEM 210 CHEM 210 HHD 350 Ashley Swope Monday, August 30, 2021 to Saturday, December 11, 2021
CHEM 210 CHEM 210 Zoom Tim Hamilton Sunday, August 29, 2021 to Saturday, December 11, 2021
PHYS 212 PHYS 212 Life Science 010 Ethan Ritchey Tuesday, August 31, 2021 to Saturday, December 11, 2021
PHYS 212 PHYS 212 Life Science 009 Ethan Ritchey Tuesday, August 31, 2021 to Saturday, December 11, 2021
PHYS 251 PHYS 251 Osmond 106 Monica Vazquez Wednesday, September 1, 2021 to Saturday, December 11, 2021
PHYS 211 PHYS 211 Osmond 109 Julius McBride Wednesday, August 25, 2021 to Saturday, December 11, 2021
PHYS 250 PHYS 250 (Smitka) Osmond 115 Kyle Linn Monday, August 30, 2021 to Saturday, December 11, 2021
PHYS 251 PHYS 251 Osmond 110 Monica Vazquez Monday, August 30, 2021 to Saturday, December 11, 2021
CHEM 112 CHEM 112 Boucke 109 Marc Lussier Sunday, August 29, 2021 to Saturday, December 11, 2021
Course Day/Time Location Tutor/Leader Available From
CHEM 110 CHEM 110 Boucke 109 Taylor Hufnagel Thursday, August 26, 2021 to Saturday, December 11, 2021
CHEM 210 CHEM 210 HHD 350 Ashley Swope Monday, August 30, 2021 to Saturday, December 11, 2021
CHEM 210 CHEM 210 Zoom Tim Hamilton Sunday, August 29, 2021 to Saturday, December 11, 2021
PHYS 212 PHYS 212 Life Science 010 Ethan Ritchey Tuesday, August 31, 2021 to Saturday, December 11, 2021
PHYS 212 PHYS 212 Life Science 009 Ethan Ritchey Tuesday, August 31, 2021 to Saturday, December 11, 2021
PHYS 251 PHYS 251 Osmond 106 Monica Vazquez Wednesday, September 1, 2021 to Saturday, December 11, 2021
PHYS 211 PHYS 211 Osmond 109 Julius McBride Wednesday, August 25, 2021 to Saturday, December 11, 2021
PHYS 250 PHYS 250 (Smitka) Osmond 115 Kyle Linn Monday, August 30, 2021 to Saturday, December 11, 2021
PHYS 251 PHYS 251 Osmond 110 Monica Vazquez Monday, August 30, 2021 to Saturday, December 11, 2021
CHEM 112 CHEM 112 Boucke 109 Marc Lussier Sunday, August 29, 2021 to Saturday, December 11, 2021