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The Academic Learning Centre subject supports 

The Academic Learning Centre offers a both in-person (face to face) and online supports (zoom). Please look at the drop-down menus below to find more details on subjects and to book in. If you have any questions, or require further information about these supports please do not hesitate to email us on: academiclearningcentre@mtu.ie. We look forward to welcoming you to the ALC in person or online.

 

Need to know more? You can book an informal chat with an ALC staff member

If you have any questions or you would like any information, please don't hesitate to contact us on academiclearningcentre@mtu.ie. If you'd like to come in to the ALC and have a chat with us about where to get started with the ALC you can book an appointment here.

 

Accounting

Are you concerned about an Accounting module you are doing? 

In Person Supports

Our  in person Accounting supports are 1-to-1 appointments. 

Book here

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.

 

Extra Resources

 

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

Computer Aided Design (CAD)

We are working on organising support in Computer Aided Design, watch this space.

 

If you've any questions email AcademicLearningCentre@mtu.ie.

Chemistry

Concerned about a Chemistry module? Feeling behind because you didn't do Leaving Cert Chemistry? Daniela Lopez Henao is providing in-person chemistry support.

 

Chemistry support will be running on Wednesdays from 12:00 - 1:00 pm and Thursdays 1 - 2:30 pm in D259.

Book Here

 

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

Economics

Are you concerned about an Economics module you're doing?

In person Economics support for both Micro and Macro Economics

We have 1-to-1 support in Micro Economics, Macro Economics and Data Analysis.

Book here

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

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. Please note, if you have booked in previous years the bookin system has changed slightly. We are no longer using the Maths online module for bookings.

  • In person Maths appointments.: Book your time here. There can be up to 6 students booked in to an hour. The tutor will move around the room and help each person individually. This is ideal for e.g. working through a worksheet or past exam paper and being able to ask for help if you get stuck.

  • 1-to-1 In-person Maths appointments: Book your 20 minute 1-to-1 appointment here. This is ideal if you have a particular topic or question that you'd like help on. It's also ideal if you are attending your first Maths support session.
  • Maths Study Skills: Anxious about your Maths module or feel like you struggle to study Maths or prepare for exams? Book here to have a chat about your approach to your Maths module and ways we can support you to be less anxious about it.

NMCI Maths Support

We are running online support for NMCI Maths. Please look at the NMCI tab below for details and booking links.

 

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

We also have a great online Maths resource to help you outside of ALC times. 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.

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 on the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) campus.

In person drop in

Bishopstown campus, in-person: Tuesdays 18:00 - 20:00 in room B231, no appointment necessary, just pop in!

NMCI: Tuesdays 13:00 - 14:00 in room TBC , no appointment necessary, just pop in!

Online Appointments

For an Online appointment book here.

 

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

Networking, Systems, Routing and Switching

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

Book a 1-to-1 online appointment.

We are still finalising the timetable for this semester. Watch this space!

If you have any queries please email us on AcademicLearning@mtu.ie

National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI)

You can avail of in-person supports on the NMCI Ringaskiddy campus for Mechanics and Thermofluids and online supports for Mathematics.

 

Maths: This semester we are running online Maths support appointments especially for NMCI students. To book 30 minutes 1-to-1 support go here.

 

Mechanics & Thermofluids: Get support with your Mechancis module between 1 - 2 pm every Tuesday.Online support available also, please select the subject you would like and find further details. If you have any questions just email David at David.Hodge@mtu.ie or AcademicLearningCentre@mtu.ie.

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 7 - 9 pm.

Book here.

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

Programming

Would you like some help with a programming module? Finding databases challenging? You can book an online 1-to-1 appointment with a very experienced tutor.

 

Support with Object Oriented Programming (OOP)

Book a 1- to - 1 in person appointment here.

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1 - to - 1 online support in Python and more

Book a 1- to- 1 online appointment here.

Book Now

 

If you have any questions, just 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/ 

 

 

Writing and Assignment Skills

This semester, we're offering 1-1 support with any aspect of writing and assessment preparation that you would like to discuss. 

There are two ways that you can join us for writing support:

 

  • In person: Meet us on D259 for a 30 minute 1-to-1 appointment

 

Book here

  • Online: Meet us online for a 45 minute 1 - to -1 appoinment 
Book Here

 

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

 

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

 

Coaching at ALC

Our Coaches are available to discuss your approach to your studies 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 resources and/or supports

BOOK A SESSION

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.

 

Computing for Business

Are you a business student who has concerns about Python, Excel of VBA? We are offering in person supports for these topics.

 

Tuesdays: 11 - 12 in B231

Thursdays: 1 - 2pm in B183

Book here

Presentation Skills Support

Would you like some help preparing for a presentation? Would you like the opportunity to do a practice run and get constructive and helpful feedback?

You can book a 1 - to - 1 appointment either in person on online.

 

Book an In-person appoinment here

 

Book an online appoinment here

Groupwork Support

Would you like help to work effectively as a team with your groupwork classmates? Work together with an academic success coach to help your team gel and work well together. Please try to find a time that works well for all the members of your group.

 

Book Here

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