Intimidating looking girl
She will be more likely to respond in a positive way if you catch her alone than when she knows her friends are judging the actions she makes. Make it seem casual and confident, as if you do this every day of the week. You don’t want to come on too strong or she might become uncomfortable.
This could take place while you are standing in the lunch line together, waiting for class to start, or even just passing in a hallway.
It can be intimidating and awkward for everyone if she’s with her best girlfriends.
This will also allow her to give you an honest answer. You need the right balance of confidence and passiveness.
Why else would an A student ask you for help on a math problem? Now we can move onto step 2 and get to know her a little bit better.
Now that we know she’s interested, we need to get to know her a little better.