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Learning Opportunity Program

Welcome to the Learning Opportunity Program

Barbara A Dimopoulos
Barbara A. Dimopoulos, M.A.
Learning Disabilities Specialist/Instructor
Email: bdimopoulos@peralta.edu
Phone Number: (510) 436-2579

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.” Booker T. Washington

Learning Opportunity Program
Building P, Room 305 (Third Floor)

Hours of Operation:
Mondays: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesdays: Closed
Fridays: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (closed every other Friday)

Office Hours:
Monday – 2 – 2:50 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Wednesdays – Closed

Welcoming Statement

Students who come to the Learning Opportunity Program (LOP) are just like you; they want to be successful but need to overcome some learning challenges. The LOP is the students’ place to explore, learn, receive support, encouragement and resources. We are here to support and assist students through encouragement, understanding, respect, and patience. We believe in giving students the opportunity to overcome their challenges, to build their self-esteem and to help them to reach their educational or personal goals. Merritt College’s Learning Opportunity Program can provide support services and academic accommodations to students who have documentation of a specific learning disability from another college or professional or provide assessment for eligibility for services and accommodations as an adult (17 or older) with specific learning disabilities.

The Learning Opportunity Program offers supportive services, including:
• Individual instruction in basic skills and learning strategies
• Liaison with faculty/community
• Testing accommodations
• Laptop use in the LOP classroom
Training in the use of adaptive technology

Links:

What is a learning disability?
More information on individual evaluation.
More information on courses provided by the Learning Disabilities Program.
Peer Tutoring

Downloads:

LOP Brochure
DSP Brochure
DSP Brochure in Spanish