As a psychology undergraduate student I took a multivariate statistics course. The course was very tough given that it was pre-SPSS and we had to calculate all of the equations manually. The way I handled the course was by taking advantage of my professor's
office hours and working in teams with fellow classmates. By the end of the course, I felt very comfortable with this topic and was able to take more courses during my masters and doctoral studies. Now I teach research and statistics at the bachelors, masters
and doctoral levels. The other important point is that the more one uses the information in an applied way, it is easier to grasp the material.