Our expert says:
Her maths is one issue and her having extra lessons will definitely help her gain confidence in this area.
At 14 people can feel very self-conscious and she may just be adjusting to her new school and environment in that context. Letting her know that she is just as good as everyone else around her may help her, and also pointing out that different people have skills in different things.
If the problem persists you should consider her seeing a psychologist who specialises in working with adolescents to help her work on self-esteem and confidence issues.
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