Online handwriting lessons
Tailored lessons with myself, you and your child. Taking place at your home at a time of your choosing.
Skype lessons happen in your home at a time that suits you
Does your child’s handwriting feel sloppy and inconsistent? Are you wondering where to begin as you are not sure what you can do or should do.
Do you feel your son or daughter has the best ideas for their work but can just never get it down on paper? This leaves you feeling frustrated and you do not know how to help without it erupting into a shouting match!
The dreaded pen licence. . . has your child still have not got theirs? Despite you feeling they are capable of beautiful writing. Their school is telling you it is because their writing is not consistent enough. You just want to know how to help them not be the last in the class to get one.
Do they tire so easily due to hypermobile joints and they’re now falling below expected levels? If only there was an easy answer.
This year have you seen new level of scruffy presentation? Even the teachers say that the content is there, it’s just deciphering it is the problem. This makes you very anxious about how your child will manage in their exams.
Are you looking for a handwriting specialist that can give both you and your child solutions? Helping them achieve their handwriting goals whether that be legible writing, pen licences or passing exams.
My Skype tuition is ideal for parents who wish step-by-step guidance over a number of weeks to help improve their child's handwriting.
Having a handwriting lesson via Skype is something that many parents do not automatically associate as being possible when teaching handwriting. Yet this is actually a brilliant solution.
Skype is an online video chatting service. Giving us a chance to see and hear each other. I also use the ‘share screen’ facility to go through your child’s work as if I was sitting next to you. There is no weird time delay between who can speak next. The sound and the picture quality is excellent.
The only three things we need are:
- You & your child.
- A device such as a mobile phone/tablet/laptop to operate the Skype app through.
- An internet connection.
It is all very easy to use.
All that is needed is for you to register for an account which is free. We do not have to worry about whether your device runs on an android or Apple system. When we Skype each other this tool is free to use.
Similar to any form of 1:1 teaching it is helpful to have our lessons in a room that is quiet and free from distractions. There are times that I will ask your child to do some handwriting and to show me what they have written. For this reason I suggest you choose a room with a table. It can be in the kitchen, living room or a dining room.
Sometimes two of the biggest concerns parents have is will it work and will my child like this approach? The quick answer is YES and YES. Working with me online is no different to having me sat next to your child in your home. The instruction and level of learning is the same. What is also a great game changer for the children is the technological aspect. Children are used to using different forms of technology throughout their school day. Having a Skype lesson keeps them engaged and motivated.
Look at what can be achieved by having online handwriting lessons
My Skype tuition provides a tailored experience for you and your child.
Your little one might be struggling with letter legibility, size, formation or another common handwriting challenge. I can help.
I’m sure you want to see a significant improvement, in the shortest possible time. I can help.
Perhaps you’ve even tried additional support at school, with little to no noticeable effect. The result? Your child has become disillusioned with writing. Worse still, their confidence may even have taken a hit, and their school work may have nosedived. I have may different techniques that I know can make a real difference.
My Skype tuition is designed for what your child needs to learn. Over the course of six, eight or ten lessons working with me, your child can improve any aspect of their handwriting. As for you – Mum, Dad – I’m here for you too. I’ll answer your questions and advise as to how you can best help your child. Often parents email me in-between sessions for further advice and I am always happy to help.
Family life is hectic (I completely understand) – so I work around you. Let me know what time suits you and we’ll go from there. In between our lessons, I’ll provide your child with handwriting tasks (homework) that will secure their biggest improvements.
I’m Sheilagh Blyth and I KNOW how to improve children’s handwriting in a way that is easy and enjoyable.
- I’m a best-selling author of ‘The Early Handwriting Toolkit’. A handwriting book for 4 to 7 year olds.
- I can transform children’s writing in less than 5 minutes.
- I have helped numerous children increase their handwriting speed by more than one whole year group.
- I regularly work in schools and I train teachers on how to develop handwriting skills.
- I know exactly what is and is not expected of children’s writing in the classroom.
- Being a children’s occupational therapist I use this medical knowledge to apply the latest scientific research so that your child is never learning old techniques.
Skype tuition is a step-by-step approach over a number of weeks designed to help improve their child's handwriting.
You will receive expert guidance once a fortnight and in between these times, you will have all the tools to help become your child’s handwriting teacher at home.
As this is an online service there are no geographical limitations. I work with fabulous families across the whole of the UK and beyond.
To help me ‘see’ your child complete their handwriting homework. You will be asked to film them writing and this can easily be done on a mobile phone. Do not worry I will guide you on what I need to see, how to record it and how to send it back to me before the next session. I do ask everything is sent back to me with 48hrs notice as this gives me a chance to analyse your child’s work.
If you can film on your phone, send a message by phone or email and are ready to help your child then we are ready to get started.
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So, what is included?
A series of 6 x fortnightly Skype sessions meaning that you are fully supported whilst your child improves their handwriting without the need to leave your home.
Every session is for 45 minutes giving you time to digest and ask questions. This helps you become the handwriting tutor in your own home.
You will be asked to film your child writing for 5 minutes. This helps me analyse their handwriting and their progress.
In their words
Child rating scale of handwriting, using the pictorial ‘Here’s how I write’ self-assessment. This will discover how your child feels about their writing.
Discuss the ‘homework’ produced and set new fortnightly handwriting goals. Your child is asked to be there at the beginning and at the end of the Skype calls.
In between the sessions your child will be given ‘homework’ specific to their goals. The homework are worksheets created by myself and have been nominated for awards.
A summary report reviewing your child’s progress is given at the end of the sessions. This can be forwarded to your school.
An extra bonus that does not always happen is that you may see my cat called ‘Jet’ appear in the background, as he likes to see what is going on!
Did you know it takes 66 days for a new habit to be formed?
It is a myth that was created in the 1960’s that new habits can be formed in 21 days. It is for this reason that my Skype tuition service runs over 3 months.
The 6, 8 or 10 fortnightly lessons usually take approximately 84 to 140 days from start to finish. This gives your child a REAL chance to break and make new habits. They have a chance to fully embed the new learning that I share with them.
Skype tuition feesOnline handwriting lessons
45 minute lesson
Every lesson includes you and your child
Personalised homework to match your child's needs
Unlimited email support with you and your school
Summary report that can be sent to your child's school
Suitable for those living in UK and abroad
Arranged at a time that fits in around family life
Here’s what happens when you click on the button to purchase…
- You’ll enter a secure checkout page where you will be asked to pay by Paypal. If you do not have a Paypal account let me know and I can invoice you.
- Once payment has been made, you will instantly receive a confirmation email and guidance notes of what to do before our first lesson.
- If we have not already spoken, I will then contact you within 24 hours to arrange an appointment. All appointments are usually booked in one go so that we both dedicate space in our diaries.