Handwriting Without Tears®

"Take pains to write a neat round, plain hand, and you will find it a great convenience through life to write a small and compact hand as well as a fair and legible one." ~ Thomas Jefferson

A Few Reasons to Choose Handwriting Without Tears

  • Children who have mastered handwriting are better, more creative writers

  • HWT uses developmentally appropriate, multisensory tools and strategies

  • Handwriting Without Tears® and Get Set for School® have been nationally recognized for excellence in helping children develop a love of learning

Here is an example from one of my older students.  He was a reluctant writer, and I noticed he had a lot of difficulties printing his letters.  One of the assignments he completed online is to the left.  We began tutoring that summer, and one year later his letters are much better and the size is age-appropriate!  (The process is usually faster, but teaching writing online is not ideal.) 

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Learning Without Tears logo.  Black and white clip art on blue background.  Boy smiles, points up.
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Picture of Mat Man with the Kick Start Kindergarten book from Handwriting Without Tears.

Mat Man (above right) helps children identify and visualize the parts of their bodies in space.  We can build him with the wood pieces (and a few little extras).  Children's drawings of people improve right away! (See the before and after to the right?  That was before and after the Mat Man lesson!)  Click on Mat Man to see his video on YouTube.

Two photos of black male 4 or 5 year old child using the wet-dry-try method to write the letter B.

What I Offer

  • Handwriting instruction K-5

  • Print and Cursive

  • Screening or a full assessment of handwriting difficulties

  • Remediation for children struggling to write their letters

Before & After
Before and after writing examples from a young child who was given HWT lessons.
Before drawing example for a child who was then given the Mat Man person drawing lesson.
After drawing example for a child who was then given the Mat Man person drawing lesson.

Source: Handwriting Without Tears website, 2017.