Hi Angela, I'm Jodi, your Academic Advisor. What can I do for you today?
Well, it's been a hard semester. My grandfather recently passed away and I'm struggling to pass my classes. What will happen if I don't pass my classes?
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I can hear how difficult losing him has been for you and I understand how that can make completing coursework more difficult.
Yeah, it's been tough. We were really close and spent a lot of time together. He was really proud of me for going back to school, and I'm just sad he's not here anymore.
I can imagine how hard it must be to lose someone close to you. It sounds like you are feeling sad because he was such a great support system. Do you receive that same support from your other family and friends?
Yeah, I do. They are supportive too, just not in the same way. He was always so excited to hear about my projects and was my biggest cheerleader. I miss that a lot.
Absolutely, it's good to have someone like that in our lives. Do you feel discouraged a little bit because you need a cheerleader like him in your life?
Yeah I really do. It helps me focus on my studies and makes me feel like I have a purpose.
Of course, it makes us feel good when we have someone on our side. Well, I would like to work with you to find a solution. Would you be willing to talk about some options for your courses and resources that might help?
Yes, I would like that very much.
Angela, thank you so much for coming in today and sharing your story. If you want, I would love to touch base in a couple of weeks to see how you are doing. Would that be okay?
20 minutes later
Yes, that would be wonderful. I will make an appointment for the 27th. Thank you so much for listening and for your guidance. I feel confident in finishing the rest of this semester.