NOTICE: Guided Study Groups will not meet Sunday, November 19 through Sunday, November 26 due to Thanksgiving. GSG's resume Monday, November 27.

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.).

GSG Upcoming Exam Reviews:

PHYS 212

Sunday, Nov. 12, 7:00-9:00pm, 117 Osmond (Jacob)

CHEM 210

Sunday, Nov. 12, 3:00-4:30pm, 105 Forum (Ayush)

Sunday, Nov. 12, 8:00-10:00pm, 108 Forum (Jose)

GSG Employment - Spring 2018

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Guided Study Groups leader! We currently have openings for a GSG leader for PHYS 250. If you would like to submit an application for this position, please do so by visiting and searching for job #71838. Please also email Emily Hobbs, GSG Program Coordinator, at to express your interest.

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 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.

Learning Assistance Resources for Science and Engineering Students

Many colleges at Penn State provide advising and tutoring resources 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.

Here are some links to college-based academic assistance resources.

Contact Information:

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

814-865-1841 (Student Receptionist – 220 Boucke Building)

Emily Hobbs
Co-Curricular Programs Coordinator- Guided Study Groups
212B Boucke
814-863-6779 or



Subject Sessions

CoursesDay/TimeLocationTutor/LeaderAvailable From
CHEM 110Sun 6:00pm-7:00pmOsmond 106Derek8/27/2017 to 12/3/2017
PHYS 212LSun 7:00pm-8:30pmLife Sciences 009Alex8/27/2017 to 12/3/2017
PHYS 211LMon 6:00pm-7:30pmOsmond 115Jacob8/28/2017 to 12/4/2017
CHEM 110Mon 6:00pm-7:30pmLife Sciences 005David8/28/2017 to 12/4/2017
CHEM 210Mon 7:00pm-8:30pmBorland 112Jose 8/28/2017 to 12/4/2017
CHEM 110Tue 2:30pm-3:30pmBoucke 220ADerek8/29/2017 to 12/5/2017
PHYS 250Tue 5:00pm-6:30pmOsmond 115Trand8/29/2017 to 12/5/2017
PHYS 251LTue 6:00pm-7:30pmOsmond 201Jadyn8/29/2017 to 12/5/2017
CHEM 210Tue 7:00pm-8:30pmChambers 111Ayush8/29/2017 to 12/5/2017
PHYS 211LWed 6:00pm-7:30pmOsmond 115Jacob8/23/2017 to 12/6/2017
PHYS 212LWed 6:00pm-7:30pmLife Sciences 009Alex8/23/2017 to 12/6/2017
CHEM 210Wed 7:00pm-8:30pmChambers 111Jose8/23/2017 to 12/6/2017
CHEM 110Wed 7:30pm-8:30pmLife Sciences 011Derek8/23/2017 to 12/6/2017
CHEM 110Thu 6:00pm-7:30pmLife Sciences 014David8/24/2017 to 12/7/2017
PHYS 251LThu 6:00pm-7:30pmOsmond 201Jadyn8/24/2017 to 12/7/2017
CHEM 210Thu 7:00pm-8:30pmWillard 158Ayush8/24/2017 to 12/7/2017
PHYS 250Thu 7:00pm-8:30pmOsmond 115Trand8/24/2017 to 12/7/2017