MATH 133

McGill MATH 133 Midterm Prep (2014)

Linear Algebra & Geometry Midterm Prep Session this Monday, October 6th from 4:30-6:30pm in room M3-37A on the third floor of McLennan Library. RSVP using the registration form on the MATH 133 page. Amongst other things, we’ll cover:

  • Systems of Linear Equations: solving systems and correctly interpreting the result; working with and moving between different notations.
  • Matrix Algebra: definitions and advanced problems from past midterms and finals.
  • Row Reduction: learn to find RREF without having fractions everywhere!
  • Elementary Matrices: definitions and relationship to the inverse of a matrix.
  • Determinants & Inverses of Matrices: direct application and solving of problems.

The session will be $40 and include notes and practice problems and will definitely help clarify common points of (major) confusion! Some feedback from past students:

I just wanted to say thank you again for all your help this semester. I ended up getting an A on the final, which is the best I’ve done in any math course yet. I found the exam really tough, but really understanding the concepts as you taught us instead of just trying to memorize procedures for solving problems really helped me out a lot!

   – Aaron Rock MATH 133 Linear Algebra & Geometry Winter 2014

I’d just like to let you know that I got 100% on my linear algebra MATH 123 final, and got 100% in the course. I really appreciate your help, I couldn’t have done it without your sessions.

– Trevor Thorburn MATH 123 Linear Algebra & Probability Winter 2014

Thanks so much for everything. You are an excellent teacher and I would not have passed without you!

   – Erica Vandersteen MATH 133 Linear Algebra & Geometry, Winter 2014

The *real* new-year: back to it!

Howdy all! Welcome (& welcome back) to the grind! We’re only into the third week of classes and already things are moving full tilt. Very excited to announce that this year I will be acting as the in-house tutor for the Mastercard Foundation’s scholarship program at McGill: meaning I get to work with the wonderful and talented scholarship students in MATH 133, MATH 139, MATH 140, CHEM 110 and physics, which means all these groups are ready to go. If you’re interested in any of them, just get in touch using the contact form at the bottom of the Tutorials page (under “About”).

In addition to the above classes, we also have groups for MATH 222, MATH 262, MATH 263, and hope to be introducing a class for ISLA 521 – Introductory Arabic. Many of these are quickly reaching capacity, so if you’re interested, be sure to get in touch ASAP.  If you’d like to join a group but your class isn’t listed, use the contact form on the Tutorials page and mention your class in the comments field.

Finally, a doodle has been posted for the homework sessions. This will be used to determine potential times for holding homework sessions during the week, so if you’re hoping to attend these often, be sure to fill out your *general, weekly* availability ASAP. The first sessions will be posted here on the site as soon as we have min. 5 people available at the same time.

Looking forward to helping you understand &nd succeed in your classes this year. Remember, if you have any questions, just get in touch – I’m here to help!

~ Jacob B.

May Sessions are Here!

That’s right: we’ve got sessions going for MATH 133, MATH 140, MATH 141, MATH 222 & MATH 262 at the moment. If you’d like join any of these groups, or get a session going for another class, you can register using the form on each class page or send us a note! To everyone who aced their winter exams: congrats & have a great summer!

MATH 133 – New Group

We’re excited to announce the start of a new weekly group for MATH 133 – Linear Algebra. This is a great class to teach because the material is very conceptual, so a good teacher can make all the difference. We’ll be meeting on Sundays from 12:45-2:45pm. You can register using the form at the bottom of the tutorials page. The first session (this upcoming Sunday) will look at geometric vectors and establish a strong foundation for being able to solve any type of geometric question you can expect to encounter in this class. As usual, we have a risk-free trial for this tutorial, so come check it out – you have nothing to lose!