ACHIEVE NEAT HANDWRITING – 30 SIMPLE STEPS
10-12 LESSONS TO COMPLETE
Group lessons take place in North London and Fulham. (For more locations click here.) There are usually around 2 to 4 children in a group and the lessons are highly structured. Pupils are taught how to form letters, numbers and punctuation. As they progress through the Magic Link workbook, their cursive writing becomes noticeably neater and tidier, providing them with an essential skill, which will prove beneficial throughout their life.
Sessions involve direct work, as well as demonstrations on follow-up exercises at home. Homework, 5-10 minutes per day, is set as regular practise is important in speeding up and achieving goals. Usually, pupils require around 10-12 lessons to complete the programme. There may be slight variations depending on the severity of the handwriting and the age of the child.
45 MINUTE SESSIONS
STORY WRITING, SPEED & SPELLING REINFORCED
Parents are encouraged to reinforce exercises at home in order to achieve maximum potential as quickly as possible. Story writing strategies and consolidation exercises are given once the pupil has reached the final step 30. This will reinforce handwriting skills and focus on speed, spelling, presentation and transfer into school work.
THE INITIAL CONSULTATION - IN A GROUP - £140.00
SUBSEQUENT GROUP LESSONS - £40.00
During this initial consultation (lasting up to an hour) a handwriting sample will be taken and the pupil will be given the first Magic Link workbook and taught the first steps of the Magic Link Handwriting Programme. The second and third books are included as the student progresses through the programme.
This session includes the first Magic Link workbook, a Magic Link exercise book, an ergonomic, triangular pencil and a Magic Link bag. All children must purchase a selection of the recommended pens and pencils on this website to bring to the lessons and to use at their school.
Homework will be explained to parents or carers at the end and consists of 5 -10 minutes, once or twice, per day. Homework should be copied into the exercise book and brought to every lesson.
The consultation fee applies to all pupils who have not attended classes for 9 months or more.
For children who are on pupil premium, an invoice will be sent directly to their school, subject to authorisation.
It is recommended that older pupils, or younger children who have good concentration, receive double lessons so that they can complete the programme faster.
These groups lessons are an excellent, tried and tested way of motivating children to work together to gain maximum confidence in their handwriting and spelling skills. Parents or carers will be encouraged to reinforce homework exercises at home in order for the child to achieve maximum potential as quickly as possible.
At the end of the programme, on step 30, pupils will be required to consolidate their new skill in free writing exercises. This will reinforce neat, cursive handwriting as well as improve speed, spelling, presentation and confidence.
Finally, at the very end, the ‘before’ and ‘after’ handwriting sample is given to highlight the fantastic difference the Magic Link Handwriting Programme has made!
By cash, cheque or bank transfer the end of each session. Pupils who are on pupil premium can be paid directly from the school, as long as written permission has been granted. Payment can also be made directly into Paypal account:
Schools can pay directly for their pupils who are on pupil premium, as long as permission from school has been granted.
AFTER SCHOOL HANDWRITING CLUBS
Parents will need to arrange a group with a minimum of 8 children for a Magic Link teacher to run the class.
Please email or ring to enquire.
SCHOOL PRICES (SEE 2 SCHOOL OPTIONS BELOW)
There are 2 options for the Magic Link Handwriting Programme to be used in schools.
Option 1: Annual license agreement: Pupils follow the pre-recorded lessons and follow on printable workheets. Teachers are required to supervise that the 30 steps are followed correctly.
Option 2: (UK only) Teachers guide their pupils through a series of 5 highly structured workbooks. The younger series is for 4-6 year olds and teaches non joined-up. The older series is for 6-18 years and teaches cursive (joined-up). To view the primary and secondary school options and prices please click here.
No charge will be made for cancellations made 48 hours prior to the appointment. Otherwise, a full charge will be made, subject to discretion.
MAGIC LINK TEACHERS
Lee Dein, of Magic Link Ltd, provides and is only responsible for lessons in Finchley, North London. If you wish to be taught by another self-employed, certified Magic Link teacher, please contact the teacher directly. These teachers work independently and payment should be made directly to the teacher at the end of each session. Lee Dein and Magic Link Ltd accept no liability for other Magic Link teachers.
Magic Link teachers are located in North London, Fulham, Hertfordshire, Loughton, Buckinghamshire, Yorkshire, Kent, Surrey and Cardiff. Home visits are available in Central London.
To see the list of certified Magic Link teachers, please click here.
If you are a qualified primary teacher, speech and language therapist, occupational therapist or dyslexia tutor in the UK and are interested in becoming a Magic Link tutor, please email me directly with your CV and details.
HANDWRITING WORKBOOKS FOR HOME & SCHOOL
Magic Link workbooks – £45 per pack
The simple instructions and exercises teach letter formation and letter direction in a structured and practical way. Lower case letters are grouped into ‘letter families’ and the ‘Magic Link’ has been proven to make handwriting neat and clear. For more info see option 2 on school prices