There's been a lot of hype about Hereditary Witches (people born into magical families or having ancestors who were witches) but I personally don't think they have any more power than someone who is new to it.
Also a 'mirror book' might be of help. Just get a random notebook, nothing special. It is a personal journal for magic. You write your thoughts and feelings of whatever working you did and your progress in the basics. It can be used as a nice little tool for learning by yourself. See what you need to work on and all that. Hence the name mirror book. Lol. I don't really hear that term used a lot. I only read it one time in a Scott Cunningham book. Lol.