Summer 2018 crash courses have started!!

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We have a very busy summer ahead with 4 weeks of courses running from the 30th July to the end of August. We only take 5 students at a time, often with 3 tutors in attendance, therefore students really get that one to one help. Very different to other courses out there or online tutoring. This is especially important if your child has a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia or dyspraxia. Here are some pics of the courses so far…we still have some places available, just give us a call on 020 8434 7111.

Arjun enjoying his Summer Intensive Course this Week!

Arjun enjoying his Summer Intensive Course this Week!

Summer Course! Ava working hard!

Summer Course! Ava working hard!

Speed Typing Essay Practice

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Touch typing essays

As part of the advanced typing course, students are encouraged to use their touch typing to type long essays. Recently, two of my students, were set a task of completing an essay a day for 19 full days! Each essay was timed for 20 minutes and the titles were designed so that there there no right or wrong answers. Here’s a snippet of one of the essays which was titled “A Personal Accomplishment”. Over the course of the two weeks the boys typing speeds have increased dramatically. They are now typing at over 70 words per minute!

The first reason why I chose being able to touch type as my personal accomplishment is because technology is advancing massively, extremely quickly, and as we develop, we are using computers much more than ever before, and being able to touch type means that I can get work done faster. This is important because I can then get through more work than usual, and that could potentially lead to a higher pay and I can also learn more because I have more time to get other work done because my work is completed.

I feel incredibly thankful that I tried out learning to touch type, as it comes in handy in countless moments such as taking notes, searching for something online, writing an essay and many many more other moments in which it comes in handy. It even looks good for skills to put on my personal statement when applying for jobs and universities. These are some of the main reasons which determined me to try it out and get better at it. You see top people in top firms just multitasking by typing, talking and reading at the same time, and I just think how I can be like them, they are better than me, and I think about what I could do to be just like them or even better. Touch typing is a life skill which is something that you cannot forget, because once you have memorised the keyboard, you literally can’t go back. In fact, I forgot how to type the other way, and even if I tried, I wouldn’t be able to because I have practiced, and I am used to touch typing now which makes me type faster, more accurately than ever before, and type without looking at the keyboard. I can be reading a book and be typing word for word without looking at the keyboard, which is something I have been wanting to be able to do for such a long time.

Summer Crash Typing Courses

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Sean Jan 18We are now taking bookings for our Summer Courses. We have 4 weeks of courses running. Click here to check the dates and make your booking. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Half Term Crash Course in Full Swing!

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We are fully booked this week with sessions running both in the morning and the afternoon. Two lovely groups of students – all different ages, but with one goal in common – wanting to learn to touch type! With our help, they will reach their goal! Here are siblings Dia and Dev having their first lesson – loving the concentration on their faces. With Shantelle, our tutor, helping them along the way. Great work so far!

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Featured on BBC Radio 4!

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A very proud moment to have my Click IT! business featured on Radio 4 today! Here’s a link to the programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09lw3f2.

Skip through to 25 minutes to hear the topic “Toddler Trends”

 

What is behind a rise in students being offered unconditional places at university?
BBC.CO.UK

Adults – Come and Learn to Touch Type!

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Men touch typingIf you an adult wishing to learn, we can help you! Please contact me on 020 8434 7111 to chat about the different options I can offer you. I have worked with adults from all backgrounds and ages and please remember it’s never too late to learn, even if you have developed some really bad habits and are hunting and pecking with just two fingers! I can help you to type faster and accurately. It’s such a brilliant skill to have at any age! Please contact me!

A Very Funny Thank You!

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IMG_4715At the end of our touch typing courses, the children practice typing in Microsoft Word. Here is an example of a letter that one of the children typed for their parents. I like to think I have a bit of banter with the students I work with; after all learning to touch type can be a bit dry and boring so we like to have fun along the way. You can see this reflected in the irony of 14 year old Adam’s letter which may me cry with laughter!

Learn to Touch Type This Autumn

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Our term time courses have now started so why not join us? We run lessons throughout the week after school as well as on Saturday mornings. These small group sessions, where everyone works at their own pace, are the best way to learn how to touch type. We also teach adults how to touch type so if you type at work – come and learn how to touch type! We can increase your speed up to 5 x and your accuracy too. No more looking down at the keyboard! We also have a few spaces for our October Intensive course. Please message us for more info.

Summer Courses Now Full

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We have been inundated with enquiries for our summer courses – over 12 courses running this summer. If you are interested in joining our next intensive class, we will be running another one at Christmas and February half term. Don’t forget we also run term time lessons and these are the best way for your child to learn how to touch type. Weekly lessons allow for more practice time, therefore enabling the student to end up with a good speed by the end of the course. If you are interested, just call us on 020 8434 7111.

Another Happy Parent!

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First and foremost, thank you to all the Type it staff, particularly Wendy. I reckon she’s got the magical fingers as she truly encouraged my son to touch type. With regular weekly sessions he moved from one finger for every key to touch typing in a much shorter space of time than I thought he would, particularly with his hypermobile fingers.

The regular independent activities set for home are really good. I actually didn’t have to tell my son to do them, he just got on with them, unlike school homework!

Thanks again to Wendy and the Type it team!”

Mrs Shah