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Tina Akers-Porter

Professor - Mathematics 
Science, Mathematics & Engineering 
Founders Hall 160R 


Summer 16 Online/Hybrid Classes

Welcome to Intermediate Algebra! I am Professor Akers-Porter and have been teaching mathematics for eleven years. I’m looking forward to meeting you virtually and hope that you will find the online interface easy to navigate. While portions of the course are challenging, you will find that there are many resources available to help you be successful. I pride myself on being accessible to my students and will provide timely feedback and answers to any questions you have throughout the course.
I encourage you to contact me at method of contact). I am also available in my office Founders Hall (East campus) 160R (see syllabus for office hours and phone number.)

The course will be available to access on Monday, June 6th and will wrap up with our final exam on Wednesday, August 17th. This is a hybrid course, which means you will be required to come to campus four times during the semester on the following dates:

ORIENTATION: Monday, June 13th (3-5PM for Math 90 and 5-7PM for Math 89) Founders Hall 157
You must attend the orientation session to continue in the class or to be added to the class.
MIDTERM #1:  Wednesday, July 6th (3-5PM for Math 90 and 5-7PM for Math 89) Founders Hall 157
MIDTERM #2:  Wednesday, July 27th (3-5PM for Math 90 and 5-7PM for Math 89) in Founders Hall 157
FINAL EXAM:  Wednesday, August 17th (3-6PM for Math 90 and 5-8PM for Math 89) Founders Hall 157
I will e-mail the syllabus containing the course I.D. a week before the course begins to the listed MJC student e-mail address. It is important to continue to check for e-mail updates.
Important: If the website is down for updating, you can access your homework, quizzes, tests, and grade book by going through this link
If you need technical assistance call MyMathLab 800-677-6337 M-F 9AM-5PM

Students will be added in waitlist order and will need to attend the orientation meeting in order to be considered for adding.

TEXTBOOK: Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts and Applications, 6th Edition by Bittinger; Ellenbogen; and Johnson. No textbook purchase is required for this course. You must purchase (or already have purchased) an access code for MyMathLab which contains access to the e-book version of the text.

The entire course instruction is delivered through the Internet. This is not a “self paced” course since there are deadlines. However, you will work on different topics somewhat at your own pace. To help stay on task, refer to the included schedule for completing the homework, quizzes, and chapter tests. Students should expect to spend about 12-15 hours of study per week completing course activities.
There are many resources to help you prepare, navigate, and successfully complete the course.

Disabled Student Service:

Are you ready for online learning (online quiz):
Math Lab (Drop-In Mathematics Tutoring Center):
I look forward to a great summer session and welcome any questions, concerns, or suggestions. Again, you can contact me at or come by my office in Founders Hall 160R.

All the best,

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