Hi there! I have been tutoring a third grade student in math since about October. She REALLY struggles. There is not a concept that we have worked on that she has mastered right away. The thing is she shows progress really slowly and unfortunately her class moves REALLY fast. So they don't really have much time to go back if a student is behind. She is not diagnosed with a disability but is in title I services at school and I see her about one hour a week for tutoring. We usually go over homework and work on concepts she is struggling with. I just feel like nothing I am doing is working with her! She gets so frustrated and shuts down and there are so many different factors that play into to it. Part of it is reading the directions/questions fully. Another part is just being drained from all the work they do, and another part is just not remembering or understanding what she learns at school. I have my bachelors in gen ed and am finishing up my masters in special ed but I feel like I don't have enough experience to REALLY assess the problem. I've never had my own classroom and only worked in after school settings. Id really like a special ed teachers opinion on any strategies you use in your own classroom. I try to use manipulatives whenever possible for a hands on approach, I try to break down problems in different ways and teach her tricks but it's hard because I also need to be consistent with what she is learning in school. I'm just frustrated and out of ideas!