Re: In Need of Help
Yes, I remember feline eyes.
You could say that there is an entire community here ready to be supportive (and that if she needs help with threatre sound I used to be a professional terein, though it was some considerable time ago)
Not that I've much confidence in teaching people creative writing, (my sister used to teach it) but I agree that the relevant pieces of paper are useful in life. And a mismatch of teacher and pupil can be catastrophic in any subject, but in one where value judgements are largely subjective, it's ten times worse.
And you say she was "once part" She's still on the list, and can visit (although I can see this should be strictly rationed; we are a little chroniverous) Sometimes wasting some time with friends is more use than applying it "profitably". Not that we can do anything about the professor, or the other students, but low morale is a positive feedback, feeding on itslf and you; breaking the cycle can put a whole new viewpoint on the universe.
I know cats want to get through the problem on their own; but even then a scratch behind the ears and a symbolic shrimp do no harm.
(She seems to be succeeding in the theatre bit, anyway)