“I’ve thought about writing in for months, but I read a lot of the problems on Ask A Student Nurse and mine seems really silly compared to what a lot of students are going through.
“But recently I’ve begun to realise it could be a lot worse than I thought - I am really, really bad at maths. Even basic addition and subtraction causes my mind to go blank.
“It’s never been my strong point, and the more I have worried about it, the more I have second-guessed and gotten stuff wrong. It’s only a matter of time before I mess up something serious.
“I even started doing my times tables again with my housemate, but it doesn’t help when I am under pressure. Is this something I should be this concerned about, and how on earth do I fix it?”