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MATH 139 Quiz 3 Review

McGill Math 139 Quiz 3 prep this Thursday: two hours dedicated to solving lots of problems from the (numerous!) sections covered recently. We’ll be following the outline provided by your professor very closely. Only $20 for the 2h, register below – don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions!

 

 

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 262 & 222 Midterm Prep

Multivariable Calc: All the Practice You Need!

Time to get serious MATH 222 & 262. These sessions will focus on problem-solving at the exam level. It will be assumed that you are familiar with the basics; however, questions will be fully explained so that you are able to apply the concepts to similar problems that are not identical. See below for available discounts.

  • Assignment 3 Workshop (MATH 222): A session were we’ll look at problems that are structurally identical to those in your assignment: learn everything you need to complete the assignment without spending hours scouring the net & trying to decipher the hieroglyphics of ASCII math, understanding little to nothing. You might be surprised at how easy it actually is!
    TBA,November 2014; $20 for 2h.

Best Price Discount: RSVP for all the midterm sessions and save ~25% – take $10 off the price of each prep session and $5 off of each study hall; only pay $140 for 13 hours dedicated to helping you understand the material & ace your midterm.

Multiple Prep Session Discount: RSVP for more than one prep session and receive $10 off the price of each session!

Prep Session + Study Hall Discount: RSVP for a prep session and a study hall and save $10.

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.

McGill MATH 122 Midterm Prep

Calculus For Management: Everything You Need!

With the midterm only a week away, we’re happy to announce details for the MATH 122 Calculus for Management midterm prep sessions.

Best Price Discount: RSVP for all the midterm sessions and save over 25% – take $10 off the price of every prep session and study hall; only pay $160 for 17h dedicated to helping you understand & succeed on your midterm, that’s less than $9.50/h!

Multiple Prep Session Discount: RSVP for more than one prep session and receive $10 off the price of each session!

Prep Session + Study Hall Discount: RSVP for a prep session and a study hall and save $10.

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 Multivariable Calculus Study Hall Begins!

McGill MATH 222 and MATH 262 it’s time to get serious about problem solving! The first Study Hall will be this Thursday October 2nd in room M3-17B on the third floor of McLennan Library from 5-8pm. The cost is $20. I’ll provide some sample material to work from (past assignments, past midterms etc.). I suggest you focus on material related to sequences and series, power, MacLaurin & Taylor series. Register for the session here.

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.

MATH 222 & 262, this one’s for you…

Power Series got you down? Maclaurin series threatening you with a  zero? Worried Taylor series will leave you with a c? Today (Tuesday May 13th) during the second MATH 222 / 262 multivariable session from 1:15-4pm in room M3-37A on the third floor of McLennan Library, we’ll be telling the story of infinite series & you can be certain you won’t have any trouble remembering the ideas after this session! Here’s an excerpt from the notes:

“Holy smokes, Batman – we can add infinitely many numbers together and their sum may be a finite number!” said Robin. “That’s right my bird-burly buddy! Not only that, but in some special cases, the same series will converge for a range of different values of the constants involved, so we can think of the resulting object as an infinite polynomial” replied his caped companion. “That sure is our kind of series, Batman: a real power series! I still can’t believe that such a thing as an infinite polynomial function actually exists . . . it almost seems diabolical. Oh, why here comes Alfred – it looks like he’s got urgent news. What is it Alfred?” chirped the man-bird superhero, inquisitively. “Masters – there’s been a disconcerting development at city hall: when the press release was made that some infinite polynomials are functions, an astute journalist asked the Mayor’s office ‘which functions are involved? any function at all? only polynomials? what about transcendentals? should we be concerned?’ Panic ensued and I think you can expect a call on the bat phone, shortly.” panted the faithful servant.

However don’t be mislead by the above: we’ll be doing plenty of heavy lifting during the session, including a step-by-step overview of how to tackle each of the different types of series problems. Time permitting, we’ll look at estimating errors, review some of the vector content and introduce multiple integration so you can get a head-start on preparing for the final exam.

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!