"Today was my first session with the students. Their parents have requested a tailored curriculum for their children. The students' father requested a structured weekly curriculum rich with consistency and additional homework assignments; their mother suggested starting a chapter book with structured assignments, quizzes, etc. The children's homework is not to be used during the tutoring sessions. Their mother informed me that both children failed their state wide assessments due to an incompetency in reading comprehension and writing. For today's session, I brought two age appropriate reading comprehension passages for each child, along with reading comprehension questions. The children have a notebook to be used specifically for homework assignments. I alternated working with the children- one child read the passage aloud to me while I assessed strengths and weaknesses, while the other child wrote a memoir in their notebook. Student 1's most frequent reading mistakes: omitting words, skipping lines, recognizing appropriate punctuation. He did well with making text to self-connections, but he needs improvement working with flowery language such as metaphors and similes. He will also benefit from practicing reading comprehension questions in order to encourage him to pull details from the text + decrease spelling errors + improve fluency. I worked with both children on FUN (find it, underline it, number it), RAPP: Restate, answer, prove, prove, and learning how and when to eliminate right/wrong answers in multiple-choice questions. Student 2 is stronger in reading than in writing, while she needs improvement with sentence structure and grammar. She substitutes words when reading aloud, and has difficulty recognizing punctuation, however she does well with making inferences. I left both children with reading comprehension passages with questions attached for additional practice and "homework." This session gave me a good understanding of which specific areas need addressing so the students can get the most out of all future sessions."