We hope you had a successful spring semester! The schedule for fall will be posted by August 24th and sessions will begin Wednesday, August 26th.

Summer GSG Sessions via Zoom:

Chem 112 - Fridays 3:00-4:00pm - Refer to the resources section of your canvas page for the link.

Sessions for PHYS 211, 212, 213, 214, and 250 will begin the week of June 15th.  Scroll down to see the full GSG schedule. 

GSG Employment - FALL 2020

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Guided Study Group leader!  Vacancies are Chem 110, 210; Econ 102, 104; Math 34, 140, 141, 140E, 200/201; Phys 211, 212, 250; Stat 200 and 250. Refer to the Undergraduate Guided Study Group Leader job posting in the Penn State Jobs website to apply. For additional information contact


Click here for the full 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.).


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

814-865-2582 Administrative Assistant




Subject Sessions

CoursesDay/TimeLocationTutor/LeaderAvailable From
PHYS 211Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00am-10:00amVia ZoomEmily6/15/2020 to 8/12/2020
PHYS 250Wed 10:00am-11:00amVia ZoomJulia6/17/2020 to 8/12/2020
PHYS 212Wed 6:00pm-7:00pmVia ZoomAlex R. 6/17/2020 to 8/12/2020
PHYS 214Wed 7:00pm-8:00pmVia ZoomAlex B. 7/15/2020 to 8/12/2020