I dont understand teachers!!! Severe attention deficit help please!. Hello. I am an electrical engineer student in the 1st year. In all classes, when the teacher is explaining i never get anything of what he is saying. The other people seem to understand well in classes. According to some psychometric test my attention fails hard, i have not made any further study but i think i have some sort of mental deficit in attention. I have survived math, physics, chemistry only becouse when im alone and have good books i am able to concentrate. But i feel im waisting time going classes instead of reading the book. Becouse i dont understand the teachers just the books. Can i get most of the career trough books and not depending on teachers? And maybe change to a more solitary career wich involves maths and physics but less team job becous i wont be able to focus for long period of times to what other people is explaining. Help please.