Lee D

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£ 30.00-110.00 p/h

The Magic Link Handwriting Programme® is a highly successful, structured, intervention scheme which supports the national curriculum. Designed for primary and secondary school children who would like to achieve neat, cursive (joined-up) handwriting in 30 simple steps. The 15-step handwriting lessons teaches pre-cursive (non-joined) to younger children and prepares them for cursive. For home or school use and excellent for all children with messy handwriting.

How would you describe your teaching style?

The Magic Link Handwriting Programme® is a highly successful, structured, intervention scheme which supports the national curriculum. Designed for primary and secondary school children who would like to achieve neat, cursive (joined-up) handwriting in 30 simple steps. The 15-step handwriting lessons teaches pre-cursive (non-joined) to younger children and prepares them for cursive. For home or school use and excellent for all children with messy handwriting. Grades improve as handwriting becomes neater and faster and self-confidence increases. Recommended by teachers, parents, educational psychologists, occupational therapists and used in many U.K schools. The simple Magic Link® font has no confusing lead-in, pre-cursive or entry strokes, which often leave children struggling and destroys confidence. The proven ease of this style helps fine motor skills and has transformed the lives of thousands of children with amazing results.

What qualifications do you have?

Lee Dein is a handwriting specialist who is based in London, UK. She is the founder and creator of the Magic Link Handwriting Programme. Lee Dein attended Haberdashers’ Aske’s school for girls and later graduated as a speech and language therapist in 1984. She has since remained a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. In 1986, she attained the RSA diploma to teach pupils with specific learning difficulties (dyslexia). Lee is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and has an enhanced DBS check. She is a member of PATOSS (The Professional Association of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties) and she is also a member of the National Handwriting Association – a charity whose aims are to raise the importance of handwriting and to promote good practice in the teaching of handwriting.

Tell us about your experience...

Her many years of teaching have allowed her to gain a deep understanding of how pupils learn to write. Lee has 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls. (The second is Julius Dein – celebrity magician.) Indeed, the writing developmental skills of her own children corroborated everything she had observed from teaching and become a handwriting expert. What struck Lee was the extent to which young children and young adults were suffering because of poor handwriting. And it was something that seemed to affect vast swathes of the population, irrespective of age or background.

What locations do you tutor in?

We cover the entire UK for face-to-face lessons and our online courses are avaliable for the entire world.

What is your personal message to students?

To make matters worse, people are judged from an early age by the neatness and legibility of their handwriting, says Lee. And yet, in reality, most of these people are highly intelligent, bright and capable. “It is my contention,” continues Lee, “that that the fundamental problem here is that people have not been taught to write correctly and have therefore simply slipped through the net. Many adults feel really embarrassed by their handwriting and often think it’s too late to do anything about it. At present, there doesn’t seem to be a logical, easy method to prevent the learning of bad handwriting habits.” And that is precisely why Lee Dein decided to create the Magic Link Handwriting Programme. Over the past 30 years, Lee’s unique handwriting programme has taught thousands of students, both young and old, how to write clearly and legibly. This method is living proof that everyone is capable of writing neatly.

CRB/Disclosure Certificate: No
Home-based tutor: Yes
Travelling tutor: Please visit our page to find the locations: https://www.magiclinkhandwriting.com/the-magic-link-teachers/
Online tutor: I offer both face to face and online corses through my website
Subjects: Primary Education
  English