One good thing was that she didn't fear to lose. In fact, she lost too many, and had been firmly stuck at the bottom of her club.
I felt hopeful only when I saw how she solved some one move checkmate problems. Some positions were complex and required to move her Queen into dangerous squares. Based on my former training, i knew it was not straightforward. She had to understand a couple things before she could make the dare-devil move, or she just dared. Her long game at the first inter-school tournament confirmed my discovery. I knew she could play that afternoon, and we began to devote our time and resources.
Nowadays, I agree more with Laszlo Polgar's theory: genius is made, not born. Anyone can play chess, with proper encouragement and guidance, and of course, her/his hard work.