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Working with pre-schoolers to improve their pencil grip before they need to learn to write


R350.00 per lesson, per individual child 

R470.00 per lesson, for two to three children (siblings/friends) 

Lessons are 1 hour each

Contact Robyn for more info or to book a lesson:

Visit my Facebook page for before/after pics and more info:  https://web.facebook.com/RobynHandwritingCoaching

Physical Address:

Highgrove Guesthouse, 1 Side Road, Morningside

An example of 'before and after' from 14 year old Daniel. The 'after' pic is after just 2 lessons.

An example of 'before and after' from 14 year old Daniel. The 'after' pic is after just 2 lessons.


Handwriting Coaching

  • Are you a parent whose heart breaks a little every time you see your child struggling with self-esteem issues linked to poor hand writing, neatness, legibility and pen grip, left handedness...?

  • Is your child stressed about not getting his or her pen licence when all their friends seem to have received theirs so easily?

  • Is your son or daughter in high school and simply not coping because they write so slowly and laboriously that it’s painful just to watch?

  • Is your child losing marks during assignments and exams because teachers simply cannot read what they've written?

  • Are you a professional and well respected business person... until you have to put pen to paper, and then you feel like a messy 6 year old?

  • Are you a left handed adult who has never been taught properly how to write and still struggles with the basics like pen grip and how not to smudge your own writing?

If any of these scenarios sound familiar, then I can definitely help you!!

Frequently asked questions about handwriting coaching...

How many lessons will we need?

Most of the kids that I see typically need about 3 - 4 lessons, although some may need more (adults usually need about 2 - 3 lessons). 

My child has had several months/years of OT.. why are they still writing badly?

A lot of my students have been through several months/years of OT, and it hasn't helped with their handwriting.  Whilst OT is a wonderful resource for many children with all sorts of problems, it doesn't seem to be quite specific enough to help kids deal with their handwriting issues. This is because people with poor handwriting need very specific and targeted tuition in order to work on the various areas of concern.  

The things that I focus on include the following:

  • Pen grip, writing pressure and posture

  • Neatness and legibility

  • Writing speed (speeding up or slowing down)

  • Motivation and enjoyment

  • Left handedness and the related difficulties

Handwriting and personality/mood/state of mind are so intricately linked that it is impossible to correct poor handwriting without a holistic approach. It's far more than just a case of "try harder", which is what so many people are told by teachers and parents. My classes are fun and I personalise my approach to suit each student's needs. 

Is it too late to help my child?

it is NEVER too late to fix your writing!  I can help anyone of any age, and I work with all ages from about 4 years and up.  I have also had a lot of success with adults and find that they make positive changes particularly quickly.

Can you come to my house for lessons?

Yes I can, as long as you are somewhere in the Gauteng area.  However, I do charge a travel fee.

When are the lessons, and are they group classes?

Lessons are an hour long and take place on weekdays, weekends, public holidays and during school holidays.  I don't do group classes for handwriting coaching, although I will teach 2 - 3 siblings or friends at the same time.