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The Academic Learning Centre supports will be run as a blend of online or in person supports this semester.

 

 Have a look at the drop down menus below to find more details on the subjects relevant to you and to find the booking links. You can also register to get the latest information about what's on or email us at AcademicLearningCentre@mtu.ie

 

Maths & Stats

Are you concerned about a Maths or Statistics module you are working on?

We are offering a blend of in person and online supports from 19th September:

  • Supported Maths Study: Mondays 3:30 - 5.30 pm. B231. Book your seat through the Maths online module on canvas or just pop in.
  • In person Maths appointments: To book an in person Maths appointment you need to go through the 'Maths online' module on canvas.
  • Online 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 you are working on? Do you feel a bit lost because you didn't do Leaving Cert Physics?

 

1 -to - 1 Online appointments:  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 - 9 pm. Book here.

 

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 you are working on?

David Hodge will be meeting students both online and in person this semester. In person support will also be available in the NMCI campus:

  • Online: Book your appointment here.
  • In-person: We are still working on the timetable. In the meantime if you have a question you can email David.Hodge@mtu.ie.

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

Accounting

Are you concerned about an Accounting module you are doing? Lecturers are meeting studentsfrom 19th September to help them out with their accounting modules.It basically works like free grinds!

Our Accounting supports are in person 1-to-1 appointments in D259. The timetable is:

  • Tuesdays 11 - 12 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 11 - 12 and 1 - 2 p.m.

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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 are repeating? 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.

Timetable for semester 1 to be confirmed.

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 and Databases

Would you like some help with a programming module you are repeating? Finding databases challenging. Book a 1-to-1 online appointment with an experienced ALC tutor and Phd student. 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

Our Academic Success Coaches will be available throughout the Summer Programme to discuss assignment and exam preparation with you. To speak to a coach on a one-to-one basis, you are welcome to make a booking through our website.

 

For your information, 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

BOOK A SESSION

How do I make an appointment?

You can book an in-person, phone or online coaching session through the booking page on our website.

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

 

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 and Assignment Skills

Creating a good assessment or assignment doesn't have to mean writing in a highly formal and complex way, but it should involve well-structured, clear and relevant writing in the appropriate format for the task you are assigned. During the Summer Programme, extensive supports in Writing and Assessment Skills are open to you.

 

To learn more about these options, please visit the 'workshops' tab on this page. You might be particularly interested in our Technical and Scientific Writing workshops (Mondays from 12.00-13.00), our Write it! focussed writing sessions (Tuesdays, 12.00-13.00) or our Academic Writing workshops (Wednesdays from 12.00-13.00). Tuesday Write it! sessions will open with a short writing exercise and will offer you an opportunity to get started or make progress on a writing task you are currently working on. If you have any questions about how to tackle this writing task, Dr Marian Hurley will be available to discuss these with you.

 

If you choose to attend any of our writing support sessions, you can expect to focus on developing effective strategies you can apply to your specific writing tasks and needs. We are happy to hear which aspects of your writing you would like to discuss and to work with you to address your specific priorities.

 

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

 

If you have a question, you are welcome to email Dr Marian Hurley at Marian.Hurley@mtu.ie.

 

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

 

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

IT Skills and Learning Systems

Are you concerned that you are missing key IT skills to engage with online learning? Why not have a chat to us and see if we can get you on the right path.

  • Familiarise yourself with Canvas
  • Basic IT Skills
  • Platforms used for new remote learning
  • Microsoft word, excel and powerpoint

1-to-1 online appointments: Book here

 

Business Computing

Are you a business or IS student who would like some help with Python, MS-Access or UML? 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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