You are smarter than you think!
The mental law of Reverse Effect says the greater the conscious effort, the less the subconscious mind responds. So the more pressure you put on yourself (or your student) to perform, that harder it will actually be to succeed. Stress impedes memory, focus and concentration so the secret is to learn to relax, turn off negative self-talk and boost confidence. Whether you are studying for professional exams like law or medical boards or just trying to get through high school Spanish, get out of your own way. Relax and give your brain the energy and capacity to process your natural intelligence and let your aptitude shine.