What to Expect

What Happens in a Learning Consultation?

During our one-hour meeting, we start by asking a few questions to learn more about you. We want to know who you are. We’ll talk about why you’re meeting with us, and identify what you want and how we can work with you to achieve that. Even if you aren’t sure what you want, we know how to ask the questions that will help us both better understand and navigate what’s going on. 

Topics we might discuss include:

  • what you’re doing in your courses
  • what your time looks like
  • motivations
  • challenges
  • goals

After the first meeting, you might leave with:

  • strategies to try
  • resources
  • awareness of new areas of learning
  • tools to try out
  • new perspectives
  • goals
  • action steps

We’ll set up a follow-up appointment to check in and see what worked and what didn’t. We'll use that information to figure out where to go from there! 

Preparing for Your Meeting

The main thing you need to do for your meeting is show up (our meetings happen in person) and engage with us. Working with the ARC is a partnership — we want to listen and hear who you are, and how we can best facilitate your academic experience.

To get the most out of your first meeting, it's useful to:

  • bring your course syllabi
  • bring any materials/readings that might be challenging you
  • fill out the forms in the confirmation email
  • think about what is working for you and what might not be working for you so far