Your child’s individual 1:1 handwriting lessons will happen in person either in your home or their school. Every lesson lasts for 45 minutes. How often we meet is down to you to decide. They can be weekly or fortnightly. Personally I recommend weekly sessions to start as I feel that helps make the most progress.
In the individual lessons I bring all the resources. This will be games to play, pens to trial, worksheets to do. Research suggests that the best way to improve handwriting is to work on a combination of fine motor hand skills and handwriting. This is what I do.
All the lessons are booked in blocks. Again occupational therapy research suggests handwriting lessons need to be anywhere from 6 to 20 sessions for changes to be made. My blocks of handwriting lessons are either 6, 8 or 10. The number is down to yourself to decide however I do suggest you contact me first so that I can further assist you. A second ‘block” can always be booked if we feel more help would be beneficial.
Still not certain if this is right for your child?
Sometimes it can appear a bit daunting to know what to do next. There are two ways in which I can help. We can either speak on the phone or you could book a taster lesson. To speak on the phone it is best to email me and let me know a time that suits you to speak. That is because I am often working in schools and cannot stop a lesson to speak. Either way I am assure you I don’t two heads and scare children into changing their handwriting. In fact, I’m really nice and get FABULOUS results.
What is a taster lesson?
This will act as our first lesson, where your child will receive all my super input. It is slightly more expensive than a regular session due to the preparation I need to do for a one off lesson. When you decide to book a series of block sessions, which I’m confident you will, £15 will be taken off your order meaning for your first lesson you will have paid my usual teaching rate of £35 an hour (excluding any travel costs).
Do you travel to my area?
Most probably yes, however due to the travel time involved I have to charge a little extra for my time. At the time of paying you will be asked to add ‘shipping costs’. This is where I include my travel time.
Take a look here at where I travel to and the cost per lesson.
£10 per lesson – Under 10 miles from Chichester PO19 9LW (one-way). For example if living in Chichester, Barnham, Tangmere, Bognor, Boxgrove, Witterings or in the surrounding villages you would select this option.
£15 per lesson – Between 11 -25 miles from Chichester PO19 9LW (one-way). For example you live east of Chichester in Arundel, Littlehampton, Rustington or Worthing you would select this travel option. Or if you’re from the west of Chichester in Havant, Emsworth, Hayling Island or Portsmouth you would select this travel option. Alternatively, if living north of Chichester in Storrington, Midhurst, Petersfield or Billingshurst you would select this travel option.
For people who live over 25 miles from Chichester, please do contact me to obtain a bespoke travel cost.