Toward a holistic approach to mathematics support at Munster Technological University’s Academic Learning Centre


  • Marian Hurley Munster Technological University
  • Deirdre Casey Munster Technological University



Mathematics support, Academic Coaching, Learning Development, approaches to mathematics support


This case study outlines plans for a revised approach to mathematics support at Munster Technological University’s Academic Learning Centre. Under this proposed approach, mathematics support – delivered both on a one-to-one basis and in group settings – is to be supplemented by and integrated with learning supports offered by the Academic Learning Centre’s sister programmes, Academic Success Coaching and Navigate Learning Development. This new approach will see the three programmes brought together under the Academic Learning Centre name. In implementing this approach, we have two key objectives: firstly, to determine the impact of this integrated approach on our mathematics support service and on its users – particularly those displaying traits of mathematics anxiety – and, secondly, to assess the extent to which presenting students with one integrated support option may result in increased service access and use.


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