In our first-ever episode of the Tutor Portland Podcast, host Brian Grant sits down with Dr. Amelia Wilcox, a fourth-generation Portlander, psychological clinician, and cognitive scientist to talk about the reality of anxiety in the classroom.

Dr. Amelia Wilcox is an accomplished psychologist who specializes in clinical work, neuroscience, and cognition––so she knows a thing or two about what’s happening in the brain of a stressed-out student.

In this episode, we review metacognition (thinking about thinking) and how it intersects with classroom anxieties. We also discuss clinical psychology and how it’s more engaging, exciting, and educational than many give it credit. Plus, Dr. Wilcox offers techniques to help break the cycle of stressful thinking, inside the classroom and beyond.