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Helping one of my students with their touch typing lesson

Helping one of my students with their touch typing lesson

The course is designed for those children who want to learn how to touch type to help them with their schoolwork, or for those children that have to use a laptop at school for work or exams. Invaluable for children with SpLDs such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia.

Where? Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex. For location, click here.
Age? For children aged from 8 – 18 years.
When? Term time lessons after school Monday – Thursday.  Either 4.30pm – 5.30pm or 5.30pm – 6.30pm.
Saturday morning classes are also available from 10.00am – 11.00am, 11.00am – 12.00pm, 12.00pm-1pm. All abilities are welcome.
How Long? Minimum 10 lessons required. Most children require 10 – 15 lessons to complete the course.
How to book? Please use term code termtimelessons on your booking form or call to check availability. Please enquire about starting lessons at any time. Every child goes at their own pace and therefore there are no set start date/finish dates. If there are no available spaces, your child will be placed on the waiting list for your preferred day/time and you will notified nearer the time with an exact start date.  
Cost? £20.00 per lesson. Up to 5 students per class.

Please give me a call on 020 8434 7111

What does the course include?

    The touch typing course provides children with:

  • Engagement and encouragement to develop good touch typing skills
  • Fun and engaging weekly 1 hour lessons
  • Specialist educational software
  • Tailored learning to allow them to go at their own pace
  • Structured daily homework to reinforce learning (10 mins)
  • Individual attention from the tutor with a ratio of 1:2
  • Fun keyboard games away from the computer screen
  • Motivational stickers for younger students every week
  • Every child’s progress is monitored and adjusted each week

Course Structure

Your child will need a minimum of 10 lessons and for some children, especially if they are younger or have a special need, they will require more. Most students require between 12-15 lessons to complete the course.

What will my child achieve in the course?

There are many different touch typing products available for children to use at home but the problem is most of these are repetitive, time consuming and boring. Quite often when learning alone at home, the student is more likely to give up after a short period of time. The software that we use is engaging, fun and educational and by coming to a class each week and being assessed by a touch typing tutor, it will help your child to remain motivated in order to achieve their goal.

If they have practiced regularly, they should be able touch type sentences using all the main letters on the keyboard by the end of the course as well as learn the main punctuation keys. It’s a bit like riding a bike – you don’t forget once you know how! Accuracy is the most important aim of the lessons initially with the speed coming into play as the weeks progress.

The Course Tutor

Type IT! founder Wendy PetersenMy name is Wendy Petersen and I am also the Founder of a company called Click IT! which provides computer lessons to over 2,000 pre school children every week. I learnt to touch type only 7 years ago and I feel that it is such as important skill to teach children as early as possible, before any bad habits are established. I wish I had done it years ago! I cannot wait to pass on my knowledge to help young children achieve this amazing skill.

I have an Enhanced DBS check and also hold a current Schools First Aid Certificate.