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Alina Birca

Professor: Mathematics


Building: 61-1658
(909) 274-5364
abircaAT_mtsac.edu


BS — University Alexandru Ioan Cuza of Iasi
MACalifornia State University, San Bernardino


Alina Birca

My name is Alina Birca and I have been a professor in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Mt. SAC since 2005. I would like to give you a small glimpse of my online class structure, so that you know what to expect in my class.

 

In my Spring 2021 Math 130 class:

My class is a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning, which means we will meet on Zoom on Thursday, and you will work independently the rest of the week. You are expected to participate on Zoom via Zoom Chat, Speaking, Breakout Rooms. Professor's Lecture Videos, Publisher Videos, and Handouts will be provided on Canvas every Thursday, Friday. Assignments and due dates will be released on Thursday, Friday. A physical copy of the textbook is not required. Access to MyMathLab is required. MyMathLab access will come with digital access to the ebook. Homework assignments will be in the form of Textbook Problems, Video Quizzes, Lecture Notes. All exams will be in the form of PDF Uploads, MyLab Assessments. The exams will be conducted on Zoom during class time.

 

The following is a list of materials for this course:
Reliable Internet Connection: Required
Paper (Printer or Lined): Required
Webcam: Required
MyMathLab Access: Required
Desktop/Laptop/Tablet/Smartphone: Required
Built-in or External Microphone: Required
Scanner or Free Scanning App: Required
Laptop Loans Program and Other Resources: https://www.mtsac.edu/studentservices/criticalsupport.html

 

My office hours for this class will be held on Tuesday via Zoom sessions.

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In my Spring 2021 Math 160 + Math 16 class: This is a corequisite class, which means there is an extra 2 unit portion designed to give extra support in various aspects of the class. We will be using Canvas courses for both Math 160 and Math 16.

My class is a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning, which means we will meet on Zoom on Wednesday, and you will work independently the rest of the week. You are expected to participate on Zoom via Zoom Chat, Speaking, Breakout Rooms. Professor's Lecture Videos, Publisher Videos, and Handouts will be provided on Canvas every Thursday, Friday. Assignments and due dates will be released on Thursday, Friday. A physical copy of the textbook is not required. Access to WebAssign (Cengage) is required. WebAssign (Cengage) access will come with digital access to the ebook. Homework assignments will be in the form of Worksheets, Textbook Problems, Video Quizzes, Lecture Notes. All exams will be in the form of PDF Uploads, WebAssign Assessments. The exams will be conducted on Zoom during class time.

 
The following is a list of materials for this course:
Reliable Internet Connection: Required
Paper (Printer or Lined): Required
Webcam: Required
WebAssign (Cengage) Access: Required
Desktop/Laptop/Tablet/Smartphone: Required
Built-in or External Microphone: Required
Scanner or Free Scanning App: Required
Laptop Loans Program and Other Resources: https://www.mtsac.edu/studentservices/criticalsupport.html

 

My office hours for this class will be held on Monday via Zoom sessions.


Current Class Schedule:
Name Course ID Title CRN Units Days Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Building / Room
Birca, Alina MATH 130 College Algebra 22807 4 R 08/24/2020 12/13/2020 02:15PM 04:20PM ONLINE
Birca, Alina MATH 130 College Algebra 22807 4 08/24/2020 12/13/2020 N/A N/A ONLINE
Birca, Alina MATH 130 College Algebra 22811 4 R 08/24/2020 12/13/2020 04:30PM 06:35PM ONLINE
Birca, Alina MATH 130 College Algebra 22811 4 08/24/2020 12/13/2020 N/A N/A ONLINE
Birca, Alina MATH 160 Precalculus Math 22892 4 W 08/24/2020 12/13/2020 12:00AM 02:05PM ONLINE
Birca, Alina MATH 160 Precalculus Math 22892 4 08/24/2020 12/13/2020 N/A N/A ONLINE
Birca, Alina MATH 160 Precalculus Math 22979 4 W 08/24/2020 12/13/2020 04:30PM 06:35PM ONLINE
Birca, Alina MATH 160 Precalculus Math 22979 4 08/24/2020 12/13/2020 N/A N/A ONLINE