UPDATE: Additional Quiz 2 Prep Session on Sunday 11am-1pm. Due to high interest, a repeat of the quiz 2 prep session has been scheduled for Sunday 11am-1pm. Looking forward to seeing you there!
McGill Math 141, Cal 2 – it’s that time again. Quiz 2 is coming up next week & covers a lot more topics that quiz one. So if you need help with substitutions; integration by-parts, combinations of the two; trig-integrals or volumes of revolution, or just want to get that extra edge on the material so you can ace the quiz, then this is the place to start.
Quiz #2 Prep Session
Saturday Feb. 14th, 5:00-7:00pm (M3-37A; $25/$20*): this 2h session will whip through the concepts and theory included in the second quiz and focus on solving a number of highly representative problems based on quizzes from the previous years (drawing on a bank of >10 years): substitution; by-parts (and combinations of both); trig-integrals & volumes of revolution. Acing quizzes right from the start is an easy way to take off some of the pressure on the final exam. Space is limited and sessions are usually full within 12h of posting. *$25 for non-weekly members; $20 for fully-paid weekly members.
Math 141 Weekly Tutorial #6: Trig Integrals & Trig-Subs
Sunday Feb. 15th, 3-5pm (M3-37A): This will be yet another awesome session covering the concepts and theory associated with the intimidating topic of trigonometric integrals *and* integration via trigonometric-substitution. A clear breakdown of the trig integrals will drastically simplify all those integrals that seem unrelated, & my own unique method of identifying and executing trig subs will actually have you looking forward to these questions on the quiz & final exam! As a special promotion: register for both the weekly tutorial and the quiz prep for only $40.
McGill Math 141, Cal 2, this is your week to get things moving! Three sessions to help you recover from the busyness of the start of term, get ready for that first quiz, take care of that first webwork and keep up with the material so far! & it’ll be e-z! Full details and registration on the Math 141 page.
Weekly Tutorial #2: Definite Integrals & the FTC
Friday Jan. 23rd, 5:30-7:30pm (M3-37A; $35/$40/$50*): this will be the second of 12 weekly tutorials covering all the theory and concepts from Math 141. We’ll be focusing on evaluating definite integrals and their relationship to FTC, as well as developing you intuitive understanding of the FTC. Detailed notes with fully developed solutions to highly representative practice problems included. *Registration and full details about pricing options on the Math 141 page.
Quiz #1 Prep Session
Saturday Jan. 24th, 1:00-3:00pm (M3-37A; $20/$15*): this 2h session will whip through the concepts and theory covered by the first quiz and focus on solving a number of highly representative problems based on quizzes from the previous years (drawing on a bank of >10 years). Acing quizzes right from the start is an easy way to take off some of the pressure on the final exam. Space is limited. *$20 for non-weekly members; $15 for fully-paid weekly members. Register on the Math 141 page.
WebWork #1 Workshop: No More Tears
Sunday Jan. 25th, 1-3pm (M3-37A; $20/$15*): a 2h session that will whip through problems that are structurally identical to your webwork problems, explaining the theory along the way. You won’t need Wolfram or Yahoo to answer your questions after this session. Save yourself the hours of banging your head against the wall & scouring the internet and get your assignment done quickly (while actually understanding it!). *$20 for non-weekly members; $15 for fully-paid weekly members. Register on the Math 141 page.
Final Review Session: Mock Final Based on Prof. Hundemer’s Sample – Friday April 11th, 4:30-7:30pm, M3-37A on the third floor of McLennan. This will be a mock-final based on the sample MATH 141 final provided by Prof. Hundemer. In the fall term, his sample 140 final matched the actual exam very closely both in format and difficulty. As such, I’ve written two exams similar to the sample in those respects, but with different questions. This session will look at the second of these two exams, which is similar in style but more difficult than Prof. Hundemer’s version. Students will have short intervals for attempting the problems followed by a brief discussion of the solution, as a group. $55 for the session + copies of both exams, $50 for the session + today’s exam only; $10 off if you bring a friend. Please RSVP with Adaam at McGill.Calc.Help -at- gmail.com; though drop-ins are welcome. See full details at the MATH 141 page.
Integration Session: Sunday April 6th 3-5pm, M3-37A on the third floor of McLennan. We’ll be covering 30-50 integrals from past exams. Students will have 30-60s to identify the correct method of integration and any other relevant information, then we’ll discuss the solution briefly as a group. $5-7 for Mastery Students; $20 for others. Please RSVP with Adaam at McGill.Calc.Help -at- gmail.com; space is limited. Interested students should be proficient with the basics of each method of integration.
Final Review Session: Tuesday April 8th, 6-9pm, M3-17B on the third floor of McLennan. This will be a mock-final based on the sample final provided by Hundemer. In the fall term, his sample 140 final matched the actual exam very closely both in format and difficulty. As such, I’ll be writing a new exam similar to the sample in those respects, but with different questions. Students will have short intervals for attempting the problems followed by a brief discussion of the solution, as a group. $40, $10 off if you bring a friend. Please RSVP with Adaam at McGill.Calc.Help -at- gmail.com. See full details at the MATH 141 page.
Panicked about cal 2? Haven’t really started to review yet? No worries – we’ve got you covered :D. We’ll be running a crash-course for MATH 141 starting next Wednesday, April 9th, 2014. The aim of the crash will be to teach you the basics of everything you need to succeed and help you focus your studying most efficiently. The schedule:
Wednesday April 9th, 7:30-10:30pm – Methods of Integration: learn to integrate any expression. This session includes >100 examples from past exams as well as a complete summary and accessible explanation of each method of integration.
Thursday April 10th, 7:30-10:30pm – Applications of Integration: areas, volumes, arc-lengths, surface areas, FTC I&II, MVT. Learn to relate all these subjects to each other and reduce the load on your memory – includes simple explanations that will make the material intuitive and accessible.
Friday April 11th, 7:30-10:30pm – Polar & Parametric Everything: this session will cover everything from basic derivatives and tangent lines to curve-sketching, areas, lengths, surface area & more. We’ll look at tons of questions from past exams and consider strategies for dealing with these questions.
Saturday April 12th, 3:30-6:30pm – Sequences and Series: discover the easy way to understand sequences and series. We’ll review the tests for convergence and divergence and explain the logic behind them so that you can develop strong intuition about the behaviour of series. You’ll learn to assess the convergence /divergence of most exam-level series at a glance, as well as how to structure a formal solution.
This a small group crash course, which guarantees optimal interaction with the teacher. Sessions are $80/each or all 4 for $210, including detailed notes and tons of practice problems. For more information or to register, contact us at mcgill.calc.help -at- gmail.com.
The second MATH 141 Mastery Session in preparation for the final exam will be tomorrow, Saturday March 29th from 12:30pm-3:30pm. Mastery 2 – Pre-session Worksheet Be sure to work through the questions and do a quick review of these topics so that you’re familiar with their basic application. As usual, the focus of the session will not be on understanding the ideas at an introductory level; rather, we’ll spend most of our time solving advanced exam-level questions and developing strategies for doing so. See you there!
No theory. No algebra. No baby questions. As a follow-up to the first Mastery Session for MATH 141 this past Saturday, we’ll be running a session on exam-level integrals this coming Thursday from 6-8pm. Students will be given 30-60s to identify the correct method and setup the integral in an effort to help them develop this most important skill for Hundemer’s exam. We’ll be providing a list of ~30 classic integrals that you should definitely know, as well as an additional ~80 questions taken directly from the past 15 years of MATH 141 exams. The cost will be $5-10/h for students attending the mastery sessions; $15/h for non-mastery students (who can save $5 for every friend they bring); $40 at the door. RSVP by contacting Adaam at McGill.Calc.Help@gmail.com.
For a limited time, if you recommend 5 people to the Mastery Sessions for MATH 141, you can attend all 5 sessions for only $25! Partial completion will also be eligible for a discount. We have posters and flyers available to help you spread the word – post it on your door in rez or distribute them at your tutorial and attend the best exam prep sessions at McGill: 15h of exam-level questions spread over the 4 weeks leading up to your exam, designed to help you ace the class!
Word has it that many of you 141 students are overwhelmed and overworked this week. In hopes of reducing your stress a bit, here are the warm-up questions from the quiz 3 prep session, with answers. If you need additional help, just ask. Good luck with midterms!!
The dates have been set for the Quiz 3 Prep Sessions and registration is now open here!
Annnnnnd fina!!y – they’re here! Many of you have been keen to register for the Mastery Sessions for MATH 141, leading up to the final exam. Registration is now open here. Space is limited, so register soon. Students who register for 3 or more sessions before March 13th will be entered in a draw to win one of five free passes to a homework session (value: $45)! Financial support is available for a limited number of students. More information about these sessions is available here, send us an email if you have any questions.