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Semester 2 2022 Timetable and information

Note: Our supports for semester 2 will start on 31st January 2022.

The ALC offers 1-to-1 or small group support on a broad range of subjects. Currently we have supports available in Maths and Stats, Accounting, Mechanics, Economics, Writing Skills, Chemistry, Programming, Networking and Physics. The majority of the supports are currently running online but we also have a limited amount of in person time available.

Have a look at the drop down menus below to find more details on the subjects relevant to you.

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You can also register with us to recieve the latest information about what's on that is relevant for your modules.

If you've any questions about the support we offer or about booking please email us at AcademicLearningCentre@mtu.ie

 

Maths & Stats

Are you concerned about a Maths or Statistics module you have this semester? Experienced Maths lecturers are available for 1-to -1 Maths appointments through zoom and in-person throughout semester 1. Please log on to Maths online to see the most up to date resources and to book a 1 - to - 1 appointment. Find out how to add it to your Canvas dashboard by clicking here.

Most of the appointments will be online but we will also have in person appointments on Mondays and Thursdays in D259.


Have you heard about CIT Maths Online on Canvas? It's full of helpful Maths and Stats resources, notes, quizzes and videos to help you throughout the whole year.

 

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

 

 

 

Physics

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

Physics support is provided by Tom Bonner. Tom is meeting students 1 to 1 through MSTeams. Each appointment is about 30 minutes long.

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. 

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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 1 - to -1 online to help them out with their accounting modules.

Timetable: 

  • Mondays 1 - 2 pm
  • Wednesdays 11 - 1
  • Thursdays 12 - 1

 

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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? Lecturers will be meeting students for 1- to - 1 appointments for Economics.

Timetable:

  • Tuesdays 12 - 1 and 3 - 4pm

 

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Each appointment is about 30 minutes long.

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 are offering 1-to-1 support through zoom for Fundamentals of Programming and OOP . The supports will be run by Urja Pawar.

Each appointment is about 30 minutes long.
Timetable: Mondays 3 - 4 p.m., Tuesdays 3 - 5 p.m. and Wednesdays 3 - 4 pm. 

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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 all 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.

Timetable: Wednesdays 1 - 2pm and Thursdays 1 - 2pm

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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.

Timetable: 

  • Mondays 5 - 6 pm
  • Wednesdays 1 - 2pm

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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.

Eoin O Regan is running 1-to-1 online appointments.

Book here


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