Welcome to Jacob’s Math Help Desk for classes at McGill!

I started running math lectures catered specifically to classes at McGill 10 years ago, while completing 3 degrees there, and have helped thousands of McGill students understand the material and succeed in their class.

I work exclusively with small groups to make sure every students have a chance to engage during the class and get the attention they need. I develop for each session extremely detailed and color-coded notes to explain and illustrate step by step the concepts and theory of the class, with representative, fully-solved problems and additional practice problems.

My philosophy of teaching:

My primary goal in teaching is to help students discover the material for themselves, not simply feed them meaningless algorithms for finding answers. Answers are important; however, devoid of meaning and understanding, they will ultimately undermine your success in any university class. I work hard to provide students with everything they will need to master the material and ace their class… and maybe even enjoy themselves a bit along the way! &nd don’t be surprised if some homemade cookies or brownies show up at the session, either!

My values:

  • Focus on students
  • Quality of teaching
  • Understanding of the material

If you have any questions or would like additional information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me – I’m here to help!

Hope to see you in a session soon!
All the best,
Jacob B.

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