Re: In Need of Help
Tell her that it is very common for SF/Fantasy to be either scoffed at or ignored in creative writing classes.
Except in very rare cases, these classes prepare you to do one of two things:
1) teach creative writing classes
2) get your stories published in obscure literary magazines
Chances are the teacher is ill-equipped to evaluate genre fiction and his scornful attitude is a way of covering that up.
Her writing may be brilliant, her writing may be abysmally bad -- but she's not going to find out either way in a class with a teacher like that.