Winter 2017: Math 123, Math 133, Math 140, Math 141, Math 222, Math 262, Math 263, Math 314, Math 315 … !

Registration is now open for the following courses for the Winter 2017 semester:

& you can register for weekly mastery lectures and other sessions directly on their respective course page now!

Registration for the following courses will be open by midweek or sooner:

  • Math 133
  • Math 222
  • Math 262
  • Math 263
  • Math 264
  • Math 314
  • Math 315

with updates (here) following soon. If you’re interested in these classes & would like to be kept up-to-speed on weekly mastery lectures, webwork sessions, midterm prep etc. Simply fill out the registration form on the respective course page.

Whether you just want to be more efficient in your studying; want to get an extra edge on the material; improve your intuitive understanding of the course content or need a bit of help sorting out the concepts and preparing for quizzes and exams – I look forward to meeting students of all types at the beginning of every semester & hope you’ll join us – I’m sure you’ll be glad you did!

Wishing you tons of success in 2017!

  • Jacob B.



McGill Math Tutorials Fall 2016

Another summer that has passed way too quickly &nd now the fall semester is getting underway!

Start the new academic year off on the right foot: register early for the weekly tutorials, quiz prep & midterm review sessions: across the board, the most frequent comment from members of the Weekly Mastery Lectures is “I wish I had joined earlier” – mastering the material in any math class is really just a question of clear explanation and practice, so avoid crashing & cramming when midterms come along: you’ll be glad to have at least your math classes under control!

Register for Math 122, Math 123, Math 133, Math 139, Math 140, Math 141, Math 222, Math 262, Math 263, Math 264 or Math 315 on their respective homepage, or get in touch for more info at Help@McGillMathHelp.com – we’re here to help!

Winter 2016 Sessions

Welcome back!

Only a few days into the winter semester, but things get moving quickly, don’t they?

I’m launching a new site with improved registration interface, over the next month. In the meantime, individual course pages will be updated for temporary use over the course of the week of Jan. 11th.

That being said, I will be running weekly Mastery Lectures for all the usual courses, so if you are interested and would like to register immediately, feel free to use the forms that are currently posted (even if they have not been updated for 2016). If there is no “weekly Mastery Lecture” option, simply leave a comment to let me know.

I’ve also created FB group pages for most of the weekly Lectures. As usual, each group will be launched once we have 9 committed members, so be sure to tell your friends and classmates about the sessions – they will thank you. You can also get in touch with me to help spread the word: with your help, we can get started early and avoid cramming for midterms or assignments etc.

Very much looking forward to working with you all (again!) and trying out some new ideas for helping you understand and succeed!

Best wishes for 2016,


McGill MATH 263 – Final Exam Review

As promised, registration for McGill Math 263 ODEs for Engineers is now open. Full details below; register here. NB. the following outlines are approximate and tentative and subject to review and requests from participants; check the Math 263 page for updates.

Mastery 1: Methods for 1st and 2nd Order Linear ODEs

Thursday Dec. 4th, 4:45-7:45pm (M3-37A; $60*): in this three hour session, we’ll review the techniques for solving first and second order ODEs, focusing on representative practice problems. Topics will include: integrating factors; separable equations; autonomous equations; exact equations; exact equations requiring an integrating factor; the method of undetermined coefficients; the method of variation of parameters. This will include a very quick overview of the three types of 2nd order, constant-coefficient DEs, but basic familiarity will be assumed so that we can focus on advanced applications of the less familiar topics. More information will be provided upon registration. *Discounts available, see here for details.

Mastery 2:  Euler, Series, Frobenius & Bessel

Sunday Dec. 7th, 7:15-10:15pm (M3-37A; $60*): in this second three hour session, we’ll continue the review of the various methods for solving DEs with further examples applied to non-homogenous equations, and special focus on their application to higher-order DEs. The rest of the session will look at the series solution of the general, homogenous, 2nd order DE about ordinary points; general Euler equations and Frobenius series solutions about regular singular points. Familiarity with the 3 basic cases for Euler’s equations will be assumed and additional preparation will be recommended to help you get the most out of the session. *Discounts available, see here for details.

Mastery 3:  Laplace & Systems of Equations (all types)

Wednesday Dec. 10th, 6-9pm (M3-37A; $60*): in this third three hour session, we’ll look at exam-level Laplace Transform problems with special emphasis on finding transforms and their inverses (although we will also solve a few advanced IVPs to illustrate the complete method), including step functions, discontinuous forcing functions, impulse functions, the convolution of two functions and combinations thereof. Finally, the balance of the session will focus on the solution of linear systems of DEs and all cases with which you should be familiar for the exam (exact details will be provide upon registration). *Discounts available, see here for details.

Mastery 4:  Mock Exam

Thursday Dec. 11th, 1-4pm (M3-37A; $60): This last session will attempt to recreate some of the stress of the exam by presenting you with a mock final in an exam-like setting. Some of the stress of your exam will be approximated by providing an insufficient amount of time to solve the questions, where your goal will be to identify the correct method and setup the appropriate equations and/or anticipate the general form of the solution; we will then solve the questions together. Questions will not be grouped by theory or content, but will reflect the realistic structure of the exam. Additional variations on each question will be provided to help you practice sections that proved most challenging. *Discounts available, see here for details.

MATH 263 Webwork Session

McGill MATH 263 Ordinary Differential Equations for Engineers – don’t let webwork get you down. This Thursday Nov. 13th from 6-8pm we’ll whip through your webwork assignment so you can finish well before midnight. We also have a weekly MATH 263 tutorial on Saturdays from 2:30-4:30pm where we cover all the theory you need to know to ace the exam, in an easy-to-understand way. Special promotion: register for your first weekly MATH 263 tutorial at the same time as the Webwork Session and save $5!

Need help with MATH 262 Assignment 3 as well? Sign up for both sessions & save $5 off each!

MATH 222 – Assignment 3

A workshop for the cal 3 written assignment

McGill MATH 222 Cal 3 students: an assignment due 2 nights after the midterm?! They must really love  you guys :D Thursday night we’ll be running a workshop covering questions exactly parallel to your written assignment: $15 for 1.5h – save yourself the wasted time & unnecessary frustration, it’s really not so bad when properly explained. RSVP using the link below:

Thursday Nov. 6th, 2014 4:30-6pm in M3-37F; $15 for 1.5h

McGill MATH 263 Quiz 2 Prep

ODEs for Engineers: Prep Session Tuesday Night

McGill MATH 263 Ordinary Differential Equations for Engineers students come join us Tuesday night for a systematic and comprehensive review of the material that will be covered on your second quiz. Full details below. Register at this link or under the MATH 263 tab, above.

  • Quiz 2 Prep:
    • Theory: Abel’s Theorem & the Wronskian. Second-Order, Linear ODEs (Fundamental Sets of Solutions; General Solutions).
    • Homogenous Equations: Constant Coefficients with Distinct, Complex and Repeated Roots); Reduction of Order.
    • Non-Homogenous Equations: Undetermined Coefficients & Variation of Parameters.
    • Higher-Order Equations (same content as for second-order ODEs)
    • Series Solutions (& basic manipulation of power series).

The session will run Tuesday evening October 28th, 2014 from 8:30-11pm and will place an emphasis on solving problems and applying the theory. The cost will be $50 for the 2.5h, including notes. RSVP here.

First Timer’s Discount!

If this is your first time attending one of our sessions, save 40% on the quiz prep session and only pay $30.