A Particular Subject

You will see that Guided Study Groups through Penn State Learning is listed as a resource under several subjects. Here's a quick list of information about Penn State Learning:

  1. Offered each week (2-3 sessions per week) and are FREE
  2. You can just drop in; you do not have to sign-up in advance
  3. Taught by undergraduate students who have previously taken and met success in the course
  4. Leaders are trained to help you problem-solve, collaborate with others, and study better
  5. Leaders attend your course lectures to remain current with the material (although your leader may not attend your specific lecture time, you are welcome to attend the sessions and can attend as often as you'd like)
  6. Bring your questions and be prepared to work in a group environment

IMPORTANT NOTE: GSG leaders are not TAs. You are encouraged to attend your TA's and faculty office hours for additional assistance.

Accounting

Accounting Tutoring List

Other Accounting Information

  1. You can attend any ACCTG 211 section, regardless of the section you are registered for.
  2. If you were only able to get into a WEB section, but would rather attend in person, you may do that.

Astronomy

Faculty/TA Assistance: Consult your course syllabus or contact your specific instructor for instructor and TA office hours. Astronomy TAs hold open office hours for students in all introductory astronomy courses Monday to Friday afternoons in room 510 Davey. Please contact Dr. Christopher Palma (814-865-2255) for the current semester's schedule.

Internet Assistance: Ask your specific course instructor if any notes or exam review are posted to a Web site or ANGEL.

Private Tutors: A list of private tutors can be obtained from the Departmentor by e-mail ndb2@astro.psu.edu

Penn State Learning: offers Guided Study Groups (GSG) for certain sections of introductory astronomy courses. See Penn State Learning , call 814-865-1841, or visit 220 Boucke Building for additional details.

Chemistry

Teaching assistants and tutors are available in the Department Resource Room, 211 Whitmore Lab. Resource Room hours, free tutoring schedule, and private tutor list can be found at Chemistry Department Advising and Tutoring. (Scroll down to Chemistry Department Course Help)

Penn State Learning Tutoring
Penn State Learning Guided Study Groups
Internet Assistance: Consult the Course Home Pages for information including study groups, office hours and sample exams.

Economics

Penn State Learning Economics

English/Writing/Reading/Humanities

Penn State Learning Writing Tutors
Reading Comprehension
Critical Reading
Critical Reading II
Resume Writing
Writing and the College Experience

Math

Penn State Learning Guided Study Groups
Penn State Learning Tutoring
Faculty/TA Assistance: Faculty and TAs can be consulted during office hours and other specified times. Many courses have Core Office hours - see the Course Home Page for schedules.
Private Tutors: A list of private tutors is available in 104 McAllister
Other: In the past, Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, has provided tutoring in basic math and science courses. Visit the Tau Beta Pi website or contact the Engineering Advising Center (208 Hammond Building / 814-863-1033) for more information. Also, the Penn State Math Club may be of assistance.
Math Course Preparation
Self-Help Math Study Skills

Physics

Graduate students are available to help with introductory physics courses in the Physics Learning Resource Center, 207 Osmond Lab. Go to Physics Department Learning Resource Center for a schedule.

Learning Resource Center

Public Speaking/Presentations/Interviews

Speaking Center
Oral Presentations
Lynda.com
Public Speaking

Statistics

Penn State Learning Tutoring
Penn State Learning Guided Study Groups

Foreign Language

Chinese, Japanese, and Korean
French and Italian
Spanish
Arabic and Hindi

Sciences

Tutoring Programs
Eberly Assistance
Penn State Learning

Other Information

The following is adapted from Adapted from resources found on University Parent

Office Hours: If you are having trouble in a class, the first stop should be to visit your instructor during office hours (found your syllabus for the class). By seeking extra help from the instructor, you will receive one-on-one instruction as well as form a relationship with the instructor. If you need more help, your instructor may know of a junior or senior who might be willing to meet with you for tutoring sessions.

Check Bulletin Boards: Physical and virtual bulletin boards boast student services for tutors. Facebook groups, college networks and walls in the HUB or dorms will provide contact information for students and teachers' assistance that provide tutoring services.

Meet with the Tutor First: If you contact a tutor, before committing for a semester, you should meet with him or her to discuss your needs and the tutor;s availability. In addition, you should be aware of personality conflicts and teaching methods that will impact success. Building rapport will be important for being committed to the tutoring process.

Tutoring is Not a Substitute for Class: On average, tutoring might be one hour, once a week. During finals or midterms, the time might increase. This will supplement going to class, reading and studying throughout the week. Be sure to have specific questions. Dialogue is an important part of tutoring. The tutor will not teach you for an hour; rather, he or she will help you ask questions, find answers and explore the subject material. The more prepared you are for each session, the more you will get out of it.

Come Prepared: You should bring class notes, textbooks, syllabi and other materials, like a calculator, to all tutoring sessions. You'll be expected to turn off your cell phone, and also need to decide on a quiet place to meet where friends won't be stopping by to interrupt the session.