"When one door closes, another opens;
but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened."
- Alexander Graham Bell
No one learns the same way, no teacher teaches the same way too.
If one access or one methed of acquiring the subject knowledge is closed or not accessible from one's way of learning, use another which is opened.
We often look so long and so regretfully upon the futile attempt that we do not see or try the one which may open a new way of learning!
"Alternative" is alter your way of solving the same problem. "Creative" is creating or applying something new and unknown to you.
If learning something the old way is an futile attempt, try and use other new ways.
Do not waste time on futile method when you have try and proved that it is not working for you.
Use the same time to test something new and you will find a new horizon in your learning landscape!