I am the creator of the Magic Link Handwriting Programme. This teaches neat, legible joined-up writing in 30 simple steps
Suitable for primary and secondary pupils. (5-18+)
Also online: (concealed information)
Please note that any parent wishing a home visit will need to contact me first (email and tel number on my website)
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Handwriting specialist teacher/tutor for primary and secondary school-age children. (Age 5 - 18 years old). Suitable for all children, including bright and intelligent pupils who have simply 'slipped through the net' as well as children who have dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, hypermobility, dysgraphia, and Asperger's syndrome. Also perfect for left-handers. I believe all pupils are capable of achieving neat, legible, joined-up handwriting and it is never too late to learn.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I qualified as a speech and language therapist in 1981 and have the R.S.A diploma in specific learning difficulties (dyslexia).
I am a member of the National Handwriting Association and a member of Patoss, which is the Professional Association for teachers and assessors of students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
I have created my own structured handwriting programme which is called the Magic Link handwriting programme. This has so far proved 100% effective transforming children's handwriting from messy, rushed and illegible to neat and fluent. Usually, between 10-12 lessons are required to go through the programme.
Please see website for more details: (concealed information)
- How much do you charge?
Initial consultation -This session, in a group, lasts slightly over 45 minutes and involves taking a handwriting sample then teaching the first steps of the Magic Link Handwriting Programme - £140.
This session allows time to discuss any issues or concerns as well as explanation about the programme and homework demonstration.
The unique Magic Link Handwriting workbooks, ergonomic pencil and Magic Link bag are included in the price of the first consultation.
Subsequent sessions - £40.00 per session.
Usually, a child will require between 10 -12 lessons to achieve neat, joined up, cursive handwriting.
- Where do you teach?
I work from my child - friendly clinic in my home in Hampstead Garden Suburb. NW11
The nearest station is East Finchley or Golders Green.
The 102 bus route is very close.
Other Magic Link teachers are located in North London, Fulham, Shipley- Yorkshire, Loughton - Essex, Hemel Hempstead. Please see website-
- When are you available?
Monday to Friday and weekends morning.
Handwriting group lessons taught in North London and Fulham and other areas: (concealed information)
The Magic Link Handwriting Programme is also available as online videos: (concealed information)
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
5 years to 18 years + (ie primary and secondary school ages)
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
The Magic Link Handwriting Programme is a 30 step programme for primary and secondary school pupils. Good handwriting is essential for every day school work as well as for written examinations, including 7 plus, 11 plus, GCSE and A Level.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
The 30-step magic link handwriting programme is now available on-line.
Please see (concealed information) - (for group lessons in North London)
or (concealed information) ( for the online video course)
- Do you have a personal message for students?
The Magic Link Handwriting Programme will teach pupils to have neat, fast and flowing joined- up, cursive handwriting.
This is usually achieved in 10-12 lessons.
Good handwriting improves confidence, self - esteem and grades in written examinations.
The Magic Link Handwriting Programme is available online: (concealed information)
The Initial consultation lasts one hour and pupils are provided with the Magic Link Handwriting workbooks, exercise book, triangular pencil and Magic Link bag.
Subsequent group sessions last 45 minutes
Homework, 5 minutes twice a day, to reinforce good handwriting skills.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have been teaching for over 30 years and teach primary and secondary school pupils.
My practice is in Hampstead Garden Suburb (NW11). I am married and I have 4 children so my insight and experience of children has been personal as well as professional.
I run handwriting groups where children are guided through my unique, 30 - step handwriting programme. This is highly structured and so far been 100% effective. Children's confidence and self- esteem improve and written exams become easier and more legible.
For pupils who are unable to reach North London, the Magic Link Programme is available on Amazon UK - see (concealed information) or online videos with accompanying, printable worksheets: (concealed information)
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes. I have an up to date enhanced DBS certificate.
- Where and with whom did you train?
I am the creator of the programme and now training qualified teachers around the country in this method so that pupils can achieve neat, cursive handwriting. This will improve their confidence, self-esteem and legibility and increase their chance of success. Magic Link teachers are so far located in Hertfordshire, Essex, Yorkshire, North London, South London and Cardiff.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I am a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
I am a member of Patoss which is the Professional Association for teachers and assessors of students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
I am a member of the Health and Care Professions Council ( H.C.P.C)
I have the R.S.A diploma for children with specific learning difficulties ( dyslexia)
I am a member of the National Handwriting Association
I am a member of the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice
- Tell me about some of your current students.
Students age range from 5 to 18 years old who have poor, messy handwriting. This affects confidence and exam results.
This programme is also suitable for adults.
• Handwriting Specialist Tutor, Dyslexia Teacher,
• Member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, Diploma R.S.A for children with specific learning difficulties ( dyslexia).
• Enhanced DBS
• Member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice , Member of the Health and Care Professions Council, Member of the National Handwriting Association.
My 11 year- old daughter's handwriting has been totally transformed by Lee's method. However, within 4 sessions, Lee has changed the way she writes.
I worked as a paediatric occupational therapist for over 10 years and despite my extensive experience. I had not been able to resolve my daughter's handwriting problems. I cannot recommend Lee enough. She really is a treasure and her method works. Its simple, quick and logical.
Huge improvement. My 7 year- old son's handwriting has gone from illegible scrawl to neat, well- formed letters. As well as letter formation Lee has worked on his spelling, teaching him the basic rules and also on his punctuation.
Many thanks to Lee!
My 6 year old has made dramatic improvement. He now has correct letter formation, ascenders and descenders are appropriate and his writing his legible and neat.
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