It may be seem counterintuitive but if you can relax more you are able to learn more easily and more quickly. Some of the best teachers use humor in their teaching and even though it seems a little silly(i.e. Why is 6 afraid of 7? Because 7, 8, 9) they are getting students into that more relaxed mental state. This is also why tutoring is so effective. A tutor is not testing you nor is a tutor asking you questions in front of a classroom full of your friends and peers. A tutor is also not a parent with whom students are sometimes resistant to learning. A tutor can create an easy going, positive, encouraging atmosphere that students sometimes need when learning difficult concepts. So, consider ways you too can relax yourself(but not be too relaxed) to enhance your learning. Maybe chuckle to yourself when you make a mistake instead of berating yourself. Perhaps do some exercise prior to your study periods. Or, make yourself a cup of tea put on your comfortable clothes and find a quiet comfortable spot to get into the study zone.
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