We've come to understand that any challenge—from a difficult academic subject, to a standardized test, to a sport or musical instrument or art discipline—is a game of skill.
What does that mean? It means that no matter what your starting point is, you can get good, or even great, at any of them by following a pretty simple process.
Think about anything you ever learned how to do well. Were you amazing at it the first time you tried? Of course not. Nobody can dribble a basketball between their legs or hit a baseball four hundred feet on their first try. Nobody picks up a guitar and can instantly play a complicated solo. Nobody shows up to math class and just, like, knows calculus all of a sudden.
All of these things are learned skills. Which means someone has to show you how to do them, and show you the right way to practice so you can get better on your own!
The good news is, that means that anything you want to get better at, you can! You're not doomed to be "bad" at standardized tests or math or reading or whatever you're struggling with. You just haven't learned how to play the game yet.
And we're here to help if you need us.