One trick I have found is to find friends, people you can relate to, whether it is video games or Spanish class is no different. A friend can help you get through hard times by giving you someone to talk to, who may even be having the exact same problem, and you 2 or more could find a solution that will actually help (also nice to have someone to talk to about books/video games). Another tip is, don’t procrastinate work to the point to the point that you end up pulling an all night work session trying to finish all the work. It will only harm you in the long run. You also need to have a good relationship with your teachers, if you need help, say in math, if you have a good relationship with your teacher, the teacher will normally say something like this, “Sure, what do you need help with?”. If you don’t have a good relationship with your teacher it may go like, “Why should I give you help after school hours when you don’t even bother during the time you spend in my class?”. If you need help, and your teacher isn’t available, then your fellow students may be able to help, but while it may be nice to get help from a friend, you don’t want the subject of the conversation to move too far of of the work you are doing, or neither of you would finish, giving you even more homework than you already have.
Most importantly, be yourself, I know you have probably heard this before, but it is good advice. Don’t change who you are for anyone else, a true friend wouldn’t ask you to change for them, neither would a true boyfriend/girlfriend. It may be hard at first, but you will do better in school almost guaranteed if you actually try to follow these steps. Try your best to get those good grades!!!!!