I have a tutoring student who I have been working with for almost two years. He is in a regular classroom with pull out. He has a speech disability (chromosomal) and a borderline IQ. He was retained once already and has an early birthday, so he is ten and a half in 3rd grade. He's tiny and fits in well socially. At this point, he is not making sufficient progress for promotion, though they can't retain him again. The parents are considering a private school for learning disabled kids for next year. Sorry for the long story, but I'm at a kind of crossroads now. He has begun to dread tutoring and I believe it is because he just can't deal with having to work on homework and review of classwork that he is really not ready to do. I, personally, would rather work on skills that are at least accessible to him. How do you do this? What if the support and scaffolding you provide a student are not sufficient for him/her to work on a skill set? How far do you go back? Particularly if the child is in a pullout situation, what happens to the regular classwork? I am just heartbroken about making this child dread tutoring. Does anyone have any suggestions?