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We are committed to the academic success of students in the college's courses and undergraduate programs.

Students should consult their course syllabi and websites for detailed information, including professors', learning assistants' (LA), and/or teaching assistants' (TA) office hours and locations.

 

Attend a Study Smarter not Harder Workshop

Utilize college and university-wide resources for learning assistance; below are helpful resources for students. Students are encouraged to contact specific departments for additional details.

 

Resource Rooms and Study Spaces:

Ritenour: the lower level of the east wing of Ritenour Building has a dedicated collaborative learning center for students in the Eberly College of Science! Smart boards, white boards, small collaboration rooms, and space is available throughout the day and on weekends.
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics: The Astronomy Learning Center (TALC) is available for student use in 442 Davey. TAs hold office hours there on weekdays for the introductory astronomy courses. Check the schedule on the door for times.
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: A student lounge and computer lab is in 101 South Frear Lab and is available to all department majors. It offers an area to study alone or with classmates.
  • Biology: A department student study space is available in 115 Mueller lab. Course coordinator and lab TA office hours for BIOL 110, 220W, 230W, and 240W are located in 615 Mueller lab.
  • Chemistry: The Chemistry Resource Room is located in 205 Whitmore lab. TAs hold office hours there on weekdays. Evening tutorial sessions for the CHEM 100-level and 200-level courses are from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m., Sundays through Thursdays.
  • Physics: The Physics Academic Resource Center (PARC) is located in 215 Osmond lab. The Center is staffed by 6-8 graduate students that are available to help with coursework for PHYS 001, 211-214, 250, and 251 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Sundays through Thursdays.

 

Private Tutors:

 

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics: Private tutors are listed on the department’s website or can be obtained by emailing ndb2@astro.psu.edu
  • Chemistry: Private tutors are listed in the Undergraduate Chemistry Office in 130 Davey, 814-865-9391.

 

Additional University Resources:
  • Penn State Learning: Find on-campus collaborative learning via peer tutoring, guided study groups, and team project work spaces. Support is available for some lower level subject areas including biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, statistics, and astronomy.
  • Tech Tutors: Turn to students trained by ITS Training Services who can assist students with technology-related assignments.
  • Academic Success: Identify factors that can be obstacles to academic success and develop strategies to overcome them
  • Disability Services: Pursue reasonable accommodations and services provided by The Office for Disability Services for students with disabilities who are enrolled at University Park.
  • iStudy for Success: Read through tutorials designed to advance students' knowledge and skills in areas that can promote overall academic achievement.
  • Emergency Support Services for Students: Determine how Student and Family Services can advocate for your missed classes in emergency situations.

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