This isn't for my own children (who will eventually be homeschooled), but for my sister who is in public school.
She's not doing well in math. My understanding is that they're working on pre-algebra and simple algebra stuff as well as probablility, etc. She's currently in 7th grade but I think they're working out of the 8th grade text book. She also has problems in language arts. She's not a strong reader at all. I'm not sure about other specifics of her issues in language arts. Part of it is a lack of motivation. But one of her teachers has told my mom that she thinks she has test anxiety because when the teacher talks to her one-on-one, my sister can tell her the answers, yet she does very badly on tests. My mom has been told to take her to Kumon by multiple teachers, but my mom got laid off of her job earlier this year and they are really tight on money. She has asked me to help her out once a week after school and over the summer (my sister cooperates with me and actually listens to me more than she does my parents when it comes to schoolwork).
I'm not really sure where to start though. I'd have more of an idea of where to start if she were being pulled out of school (because we'd deschool first and not really worry about what the school system thinks she needs to know when, but rather re-hab her entire education experience, slowly building her confidence and making sure she's grounded solidly in the basics before moving on)
But I'm not sure that approach is possible just over the summer. So does anyone have any advice? Any free or cheap curriculum resources?