LA&PS launches new centre aimed at fostering student numeracy skills

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The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) is pleased to announce the launch of its Student Numeracy Assistance Centre at Keele (SNACK). This new centre will provide students in relevant LA&PS courses with extensive numeracy support in mathematics, statistics and Microsoft Excel.

SNACK was developed to provide a broad spectrum of numeracy support to students at all points of their academic journey.

Anita Lam
Anita Lam

“We are excited to introduce SNACK to our LA&PS community,” said Anita Lam, associate dean of teaching and learning. “It has long been a Faculty priority to provide students with meaningful academic support, including different levels of numeracy support.

“SNACK is an important addition to the numeracy support we already offer, such as Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS). Unlike PASS, which takes the form of course-specific, facilitated study group sessions, SNACK offers one-on-one peer tutoring. Through this tutoring, SNACK can enable students to more effectively engage with numbers in their courses and daily lives.”  

Students enrolled in LA&PS courses that involve math, statistics and Excel can access the centre for expert assistance through a scheduled online peer tutoring drop-in support program. As well, throughout the academic year, the centre will organize numeracy-related workshops for all students to attend.

The centre also offers supplementary numeracy resources for students who like to tackle learning in their own time. Students will be able to browse YouTube playlists and online tools that will enhance their knowledge at a customized pace.

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