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The ALC offers 1-to-1 or small group support on a broad range of subjects in person and/or online. Have a look at the drop down menus below to find more details on the subjects relevant to you.

If you already know which supports you are looking for, book here. You can also register to get the latest information about what's on or email us at AcademicLearningCentre@mtu.ie

 

Easter Programme 11th - 22nd April 2022

Over the Easter break the Student Engagment Office-AnSEO is running a programme of supports to help you succeed in upcoming exams and assessments. The Easter Programme will run fully online to facilitate students who may be outside of Cork city for the break.

 

Week 1

Monday 11th April

2 - 3 pm Tackling Maths Anxiety: Online workshop in conjunction with the Maths Department and Dissability Support Service. Book you place here

4 - 5 pm Writing Skills Appointments: Get help with structuring, drafting and editing assignments Book here

6 - 8 pm Mechanics appointments. Book here or email David.Hodge@mtu.ie

6 - 7 pm Networking appointments: Book here

Tuesday 12th April

9 - 10 am Academic Success Coaching: Drop in online. Join through this link https://telcit.zoom.us/j/8174123911 Meeting ID: 817 4123 9110

2 - 3 pm Writing Skills Appointments: Get help with structuring, drafting and editing assignments. Book here

6 - 7pm Programming Appointments. Book here

6 - 8 pm Physics Appointments. Book here

6 - 8 pm Mechanics Appointments. Book here or email David.Hodge@mtu.ie

Wednesday 13th April

2 - 3 pm Academic Success Coaching: Drop in online. Join through this link https://telcit.zoom.us/j/8354543740 Meeting ID: 835 4543 7401

3.30 - 4.30 pm Writing Skills Appointments: Get help with structuring, drafting and editing assignments. Book here

6.30 - 7.30 pm Chemistry Appointments. Book here

7 - 9 pm Programming Appointments. Book here

Thursday 14th April

2 - 3 Building your closed - book exam strategy. Online workshop. Book here

6 - 7 Programming Appointments. Book here

6 - 8 pm Physics Appointments. Book here

6 - 8 pm Mechanics Appointments. Book here or email David.Hodge@mtu.ie

 

Week 2

Tuesday 19th April

10 - 11 am Academic Success Coaching: Drop in online. Join through this link https://telcit.zoom.us/j/8296440989 Meeting ID: 829 6440 9895

6 - 7 pm Networking. Book here

6 - 7 pm Programming. Book here

Wednesday 20th April

2 - 3 pm Academic Success Coaching: Drop in online. Join through this link https://telcit.zoom.us/j/8222874559 Meeting ID: 822 2874 5598

6.30 - 7.30 pm Chemistry Appointments. Book here

7 - 9 pm Programming. Book here

Thursday 21st April

6 - 7 pm Programming. Book here

 

If you have any questions about the programme or you would like any information please don't hesitate to contact us on AcademicLearningCentre@mtu.ie or AcademicSuccessCoach@mtu.ie

           

Maths & Stats

Are you concerned about a Maths or Statistics module you have this semester?

This semester there are loads of options for how you can attend. 

  • In person drop in: Mondays 12 - 1 in room B231 - just pop in - no appointment necessary.
  • Online drop in: Tuesdays 12.30 - 1.30 - link on canvas - just pop in.
  • 1-to-1 appointments: online and/or inperson appointments can be booked through the Maths online module* on canvas.

If you have any other question about our Maths and Stats supports email us at AcademicLearningCentre@mtu.ie 

*Find out how to add 'Maths Online' to your Canvas dashboard by clicking here. It's full of helpful Maths and Stats resources, notes, quizzes and videos to help you throughout the whole year.

 

 

 

 

 

Physics

Are you concerned about a Physics module? Feel behind because you didn't do learving cert Physics?

Physics appointments are 30 minutes and 1-to-1. They are online through MSTeams.

Tuesdays: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Thursdays: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

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If you've any questions just contact us on AcademicLearningCentre@mtu.ie and we'll get you sorted.

 

 

 

Mechanics/Thermofluids

Are you concerned about a Mechanics or Thermofluids module? David Hodge will be offering support to students online and in-person. 

Book online appointment

If you'd like to know more about this support or you would like to book an in person appoinment please feel free to email David at David.Hodge@mtu.ie or AcademicLearningCentre@mtu.ie

Accounting

Are you concerned about an Accounting module you have this semester? Lecturers are meeting students for in person 1 - to -1s to help them out with their accounting modules.It basically works like free grinds!

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If you'd prefer to get support together with some of your friends you can book in and just add their email addresses to the comment on the booking.

If you'd like to ask us anything about this support don't hesitate to email us on: AcademicLearningCentre@mtu.ie .

Each appointment is about 30 minutes long.

 

As well as offering live online support our lecturers have recommended the following resources which might be helpful.

 

Websites for Accounting at all levels:
Financial Accounting Resources; Ebooks
  •  Frank Wood & Alan Sangster 2005, Business Accounting 1, Tenth Ed., 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,13,14,15,16,17,19,24,25,26,27,28 and 29, Pearson Education Limited London [ISBN: ISBN: 0-273-68149-4]
  •  ACCT6014 Accounting & Cost Accounting
  •  J R Dyson 2001, Accounting for Non-Accounting Students, 5th Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: 0273646834]

 

 

Advanced Financial Accounting Resources

 

 

 

Economics

Are you concerned about an Economics module you have this semester? There are two options for accessing Economics support. You can either book a 1-to-1 online appointment or you can call in to in person support without an appointment.

Online Appointments: You can book an online appointment on Mondays 2 - 3 pm 

Book here

In person: Or you can drop in to chat to Sinead Huskisson about any Economics topic that you would like help with.

Timetable:

  • Mondays 12 - 1 in D259 - no appointment necessary 
  • Tuesdays 12 - 1 in D259 - no appointment necessary

If you have any questions about the support or how to book please email us on AcademicLearningCentre@mtu.ie.

 

Meanwhile our lecturers have provided the following advice to help you with your study:

Before searching for more resources online make sure to check what your lecturer has posted or recommended on Canvas.

If you would still like some more information have a look at the library's subject guide for economics . This displays books, e-resources, exam papers and additional support for economics and would be very useful for you.

Other good online resources include

 

Computer Science - Programming

We have a few different options available if you'd like some help with computing modules.

  • If you'd like help with Object Oriented Programming we have support on Thursdays from 1 - 2pm  in B231. No appointment necessary.
  • If you'd prefer online1-to-1 help with your coding you can book a 30 minute appointment. Book Here
  • If you have questions that are more related to Netowoking or hardware you can book an appointment here.Book here

 

If you have any questions why not email us: AcademicLearningCentre@mtu.ie .

 

In addition our lecturers have recommended the following resources to get you started with your study:

Recommended Extra Resources

Object-oriented programing:

https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/object-oriented-programming-oops-concept-in-java/ 

https://www.w3schools.com/java/java_oop.asp

https://www.tutorialspoint.com/java/java_object_classes.htm

https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/oops-object-oriented-design/

 

Data structures:

https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/binary-search-tree-data-structure/  

https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/avl-tree-set-1-insertion/  

https://www.tutorialspoint.com/data_structures_algorithms/avl_tree_algorithm.htm  

https://www.w3schools.in/data-structures-tutorial/avl-trees/ 

 

 

Academic Success Coaching

 Academic Success Coaching partners with you to:

  • build on your experiences of learning to reach your potential.
  • develop strategies and skills to improve your academic performance.
  • identify your academic goals and challenges.

Our sessions with students often involve:

  • Self-awareness -  facilitating conversations so you can identify your goals, motivation, strengths and purpose
  • Time-management techniques - how to balance study with other responsibilities such as work, sporting commitments etc.
  • Study strategies and skills - how to study effectively and take useful notes
  • Exploring organisational skills
  • General moral support and reassurance
  • Identifying and linking you to other useful CIT resources and/or supports

Academic Success Coaching is free and open to all students… so it is for you!

BOOK A SESSION

How do I make an appointment?

You can book a phone or online coaching session with by clicking the below links.

If you are a student of the Faculty of Engineering and Science or NMCI please click: Joe's Booking Link

If you are a student of the Faculty of Business and Humanities, CCAD or CSM please click: Marian's Booking Link or Louise's booking link.

If you have any issues accessing these links or cannot find a time that suits please email academicsuccesscoach@cit.ie

Prepare for your session

While there’s no specific preparation needed for your 1st session, it would be helpful if you gave some thought to the way you are currently approaching your college work, and to be prepared to share some of your thinking with the coach.

In between sessions, you may decide to practise some of the skills and strategies discussed in the session, making a conscious effort to tweak what you had been doing and experiment with some new strategies and techniques. Sessions can last between 30 - 60 minutes.

 

 

NMCI

Now that we are providing much of our supports online NMCI studdents can avail of all the same supports as students based in the Bishopstown Campus. Have a look at the subjects available to other students and just book in!

If you have any questions just email us on AcademicLearningCentre@mtu.ie

 

 

 

Writing Skills for College

Creating a good assessment or assignment doesn't have to mean using very formal and complex writing, but it should involve well-structured, clear and relevant writing in the appropriate format for the task you are assigned. Dr Sheila Walsh is running booked 1 - to - 1 sessions to cover aspects of academic writing which frequently cause difficulties for students and challenges which are specific to this year's online assessments at MTU.

Book Now

 

Free and open to all MTU Cork students, Writing and Assessment Support at the Academic Learning Centre works with you to develop effective strategies you can apply to your specific writing tasks and needs. In a meeting with a writing tutor, you set the agenda, and can let us know which aspects of your writing you would like to discuss.

Some of the stages of the writing process that you may like to speak to us about include, but are not limited to:

· Task/brief analysis;

· Research, referencing and referencing tools;

· Integration of evidence through paraphrase or summary;

· Text structure;

· Coherence, text progression and flow;

· Argumentation;

· Strong introductions and conclusions;

· Conventions of writing in your field or discipline

[Our focus is on the key skills for writing at university, but also on partnering with you to develop transferable skills and competences you can use beyond your studies in your professional life.]

Bookings for our 30 minute meeting slots are open now and can be made through our booking calendars here. We look forward to working with you!

 

 

 

 

If you have a questions please email us on MarieD.Casey@mtu.ie .

 

In the meantime have a look at these resources to get you started on different aspects of developing your academic writing skills: 

 

A guide to critical thinking: https://library.soton.ac.uk/sash/critical-thinking

 

Chemistry

Concerned about a Chemistry module? Feeling behind because you didn't do Leaving Cert Chemistry? Brendan O'Keefe is providing online chemistry support. This supports are 1-to-1 and usually about 30 minutes long.

 

Book Here

 

If you have any questions about this support email us on AcademicLearningCentre@mtu.ie

Networking and Routing and Switching

Would you like to ask some extra questions about a module related to Routing and Switching or Networking.

Book a 1-to-1 online appointment.

Book here

Coding for Business

Are you a business or IS student who would like some help with coding? Claire Moran is available for 1-to-1 appointments to help you out. 

Time: Thursdays 11- 12

Place: B231

Book here

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