I've been tutoring a middle school-aged girl off and on for about a year and a half. She is diagnosed with a learning disorder and struggles particularly with reading (she still has trouble decoding and often lacks comprehension). To add to this, in working with her, I've realized that she is almost always assigned books that are WAY above her level - she can independently read at about a GR level P and I just learned her summer reading book is a Y. I've been very frustrated with this fact but since I'm not her teacher, there's not much I can do except to help her struggle through the books. Her mother just emailed me and asked me to do a few tutoring sessions this summer to help her with her summer reading. I am at a loss as to how I can help her because this book is too HARD! Do I just explain things as we go?? I feel like that's not TEACHING her anything...but how I can I expect her to understand a book that's so much harder than her frustration level? I welcome anyone's ideas!! If anyone has some comprehension strategies that you've found helpful for students, I'd love to hear them.