Nancy's confidential weekly meetings with her students vary in content. One week Nancy may work on study skills and time management; the next week writing may the focus. Some meetings, however, may focus on other topics: working on a resume for an internship, course planning, understanding housing for the following year, referrals for help with assistive technology or for meetings with the Career Center. The agenda for a meeting changes week-to-week because it is dictated by the current needs of each student.
As a former writing mentor for the program and counselor in the ASAC's Writing Lab, Nancy is intimately aware of the university's resources and its expectations when it comes to writing. In addition, Nancy herself is a freelance writer who focuses on national policy related to mental health, learning disabilities, and developmental disabilities. She brings her understanding of the university and the student population to her weekly meetings, giving each student the skills and information he or she needs to be successful at American University.