I have been tutoring a first grader who moved here from Israel recently, in reading. It was challenging at first because she could not read at all, having left Israel just as she would have started learning there (but in Hebrew). But she and I kept at it, starting with sight words and some phonics and playing reading and words games together and then from one lesson to the next, she started reading! This was so exciting for me to see; it was like a light bulb came on suddenly, and it was just her time to learn!! She even got 2 awards at her school, one as student of the month for most improved reader and then student of the year as most improved reader! I'm so proud of her!