ACHIEVE NEAT HANDWRITING – 30 SIMPLE STEPS
10-12 LESSONS TO COMPLETE
Group lessons take place around London and the UK. (For more locations click here.) There are usually around 2 to 6 children in a group. These lessons are highly structured as pupils are taught clearly how to join letters together and includes letter formations, numbers and punctuation. As they progress through the 3 Magic Link workbooks, their cursive (joined-up) handwriting becomes noticeably neater and tidier. Magic Link provides an essential skill which will prove beneficial and rewarding 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 single lessons (or 5-6 double lessons) to complete the whole 30-step programme. There may be slight variations depending on the severity of the handwriting and the age of the child.
STORY WRITING, SPEED & SPELLING REINFORCED
45 MINUTE SESSIONS
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.
Children are taught in small groups and these highly intensive sessions last for 45 minutes (or 90 minutes for a double lesson.) Our groups lessons are an excellent, tried and tested way of motivating children to work together to gain maximum confidence and speed in their handwriting and spelling skills.
THE INITIAL CONSULTATION - IN A GROUP - £140.00
SUBSEQUENT GROUP LESSONS - £40.00
The initial consultation is specifically designed as an introduction to Magic Link so as to ensure clear understanding of strategy. This is also an opportunity for any questions to be asked and for homework requirements to be clarified.
During this consultation (lasting up to an hour) a handwriting sample is taken. The pupil is given the first workbook and taught the initial steps of the Magic Link Handwriting Programme. The second and third books are included as the student progresses through the course.
Homework is explained at the end and consists of 5 -10 minutes per day. Sentences must be copied into the Magic Link exercise book to encourage transfer and brought to every lesson.
All children must purchase their own selection of recommended pens and pencils on this website to bring to lessons and to use at their school.
The consultation fee also applies to pupils who have not attended Magic Link classes for 9 months or more. Children on pupil premium will be sent an invoice 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.
If parents wish to switch to another Magic Link teacher, there will be an additional £50 admin charge so that updates and case notes can be transferred.
SECONDARY SCHOOL PUPILS - FAST-TRACK, INTENSIVE COURSE
Fast-track, Intensive Lessons : Lee Dein offers fast-track, intensive handwriting lessons from 8.30am-11.30am on Sat and Sunday mornings, aiming to complete the full 30-step programme in 3 mornings. This course is only for secondary school children. The price is £250 for the first morning (to include workbooks) and £150 for each subsequent morning. To enrol please fill in the contact form.
INTENSIVE HALF-TERM HOLIDAY COURSES
Intensive half term holiday courses : selected dates only in Fulham, South London. Click here for further details.
PRIMARY & SECONDARY SCHOOLS
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 worksheets. Teachers are required to supervise that the 30 steps are followed correctly.
Option 2: Workbooks (UK only) Teachers guide their pupils through a series of 5 highly structured workbooks; The younger series is for 4-6 year olds teaches NON joined-up. The older series is for 6-18 years teaches cursive (joined-up).
To view the primary and secondary school options and prices please click here.
Lee Dein is available to consultant internationally, subject to ongoing commitments. Please email with details of your enquiry.
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 London, and other areas, including Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Manchester, 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 interested in becoming a Magic Link tutor, please send an email directly with your CV and details and we will be in touch.
OPTIONAL EXTRA HANDWRITING WORKBOOKS FOR HOME & SCHOOL
Set of 5 Magic Link workbooks – £13.26 per book
The set of 5 Magic Link Workbooks contain simple instructions to teach letter formations and combinations in a clear, structured way.
The top row, teaches non- joined (pre-cursive) and is for younger children aged 4-6 years.
The bottom row teaches joined-up (cursive) and is for older children aged 6-18 years.