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I'm currently enrolled in linear algebra 1, while I think they're pretty generic for outlines, this is what my school says:

Systems of linear equations. Vectors in n-space, vector equations of lines and planes. Matrix algebra, inverses and invertibility. Introduction to linear transformations. Subspaces of n-space. Determinants. Introduction to eigenvalues and eigenvectors. The dot product and orthogonality. Applications in a variety of fields, numerical methods

Before the midterm I was doing the assignments and, for the most part, they made sense. I didn't really do textbook based problems because it felt like there was a huge leap between the 2 and the textbook was subpar when it came to it's usefulness. I could look at certain things, say orthogonality, and could without a doubt explain it and show it, but with more complex terms/concepts, even though I felt the same way about what it meant, I would have trouble showing it. We just got our midterm back and I didn't do so hot. I didn't fail, but definitely did not do well.

I was hoping you guys could chime in on what you recommend I do to try and bring my grade up a little bit? Could more practice problems help, or is it possible that I'm just not actually understanding the material and should seek a tutor?

Thanks in advance!