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Dear students, best wishes for the second half of the semester!

Refer to the GSG schedule below for supported courses, times, and zoom links. Your PSU email is required for access.

Click here for the full GSG session schedule.  Also, please consult your faculty and TAs during office hours for additional support .

EXAM REVIEWS - the schedule of upcoming exam reviews can be accessed via the Exam Review Schedule page or via the following link. Check regularly for updates. https://pennstatelearning.psu.edu/exam-review-schedule.

GSG Employment - Fall 2021

Thank you for your interest in the Guided Study Group leader position! Vacant positions for fall 2021 are CHEM 112, 210; ECON 102, MATH 110, 140/141B; PHYS 212, 250, 251; and STAT 200. To apply, refer to PSU jobs#0000012416 - Part Time Undergraduate Guided Study Group Leader.

Tutorial assistance for the courses below can be obtained by participating in Guided Study Groups (GSG) during the fall and spring semesters.  GSG sessions are free and are led two to three times a week by an undergraduate peer leader, who has previously met success in the course.  Click on the "Study Groups" tab for detailed information.

 

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:

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
 

  

 


 

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