Group Lessons & Prices
ACHIEVE NEAT HANDWRITING –
30 SIMPLE STEPS
Group lessons take place around London and the UK. There are usually around 2 to 6 children in a group. These lessons are highly structured and pupils are taught how to form words, sentences, numbers and punctuation. As they progress through their workbooks, their handwriting becomes noticeably neater and tidier. Magic Link provides an essential skill which will prove beneficial and rewarding throughout life.
10-12 LESSONS TO COMPLETE
Sessions involve direct work and demonstrations. Homework, 5-10 minutes per day, is set as regular practise is important in speeding and achieving goals. Pupils require around 10-12 single lessons (or 5-6 double lessons) to complete the whole programme. There may be slight variations depending on the severity of the handwriting and the age of the child.
STORY WRITING, SPEED & SPELLING REINFORCED
Parents must reinforce exercises at home to achieve maximum potential as quickly as possible. The final step 30 includes story writing, consolidation and vocabulary exercises. This reinforces handwriting skills to allow focus on speed, spelling, presentation and transfer into school work.
45 MINUTE SESSIONS
Children are taught in small groups. These highly intensive sessions last for 45 minutes (or 90 minutes for a double lesson.) Our group 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.
INITIAL CONSULTATION – £140
(includes workbook pack)
The initial consultation lasts up to an hour and a handwriting sample is taken. The pupil is provided with the first workbook and the initial steps of the Magic Link Handwriting Programme are taught. The second and third books are provided as the student progresses through the course.
This session provides an opportunity for any questions to be asked and for homework requirements to be clarified. Homework consists of 5 -10 minutes per day and must be copied into the Magic Link homework 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 12 months or more.
Children on pupil premium will be sent an invoice directly to their school, subject to authorisation.
LESSONS – £40 PER SESSION
Pupils of all ages are taught in small groups and these highly intensive sessions last for 45 minutes. We recommend 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 consolidate their new skill in free writing exercises. This reinforces neat, cursive handwriting as well as improves speed, spelling, presentation and confidence.
The ‘before’ and ‘after’ sample is provided at the end, to highlight the fantastic difference the Magic Link Handwriting Programme has made!
BOOK HANDWRITING LESSONS
Teachers provide Zoom lessons and/or face-to face following Covid-19 government guidelines. To enrol your child, please fill in the contact form of your chosen teacher and attach a sample of handwriting. You will then be contacted to arrange lesson times.
(i) Purchase 6 Zoom lessons in advance and receive a 20% discount code to buy the online course and printable Magic Link worksheets. You will then be ready to start lessons with your teacher.
(ii) Alternatively, book face-to face lessons with your chosen teacher and purchase the workbook pack for £100.
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: paypal.me/MagicLinkLtd
If parents wish to switch to another Magic Link teacher, there will be an additional £50 admin charge for updates and case notes to be transferred.
INTENSIVE HALF-TERM COURSES
Selected dates run by some of our tutors and Yellowbird education in Fulham and surrounding areas. Lee Dein is also running morning courses over the half term period. Please email or ring to discuss.
Fast-track, intensive: We occasionally offer intensive handwriting lessons for 3 hours on Saturday and Sunday mornings, aiming to complete the full 30-step programme in 3 mornings. This course is for SECONDARY SCHOOL children only and costs £499 which includes the workbook pack. To enrol please fill in the contact form.
No charge will be made for cancellations made 48 hours prior to the appointment. Otherwise, a full charge will be made, subject to discretion.
If you wish to do the course in your own home, your child can follow the pre-recorded lessons and printable colour-coded worksheets. Two options:
(i) non– joined (pre-cursive) course for 5 year olds, or
(ii) cursive (joined-up) course is for 6-18 year olds.
The Magic Link Handwriting Programme can be used in schools by purchasing an Annual Licence Agreement.
Pupils follow the pre-recorded lessons and write on the colour-coded, printable worksheets. No teacher training is required.
OUR 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 handwriting 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 handwriting teachers.
Become a Magic Link Teacher?
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 email us with your CV and details and we will be in touch.