Is Touch Typing like karate?

As well as working for Wendy at Type IT!  I also work for ex-British and Commonwealth karate champion, Paul Abel, who runs a karate club in the Molesey and Esher area. Although in theory Touch Typing and karate are both very different disciplines, there are some similarities between the two! Touch typing and karate both…

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📣 New Touch Typing Courses Just Launched!

We specialise in helping children with dyslexia and other learning differences learn how to touch type. We offer a number of courses, both online and face to face, all of which are supported by our friendly and experienced typing tutors. Learn in as little as 10 weeks with a commitment of just one hour a…

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Happy Customers!

Just a few comments from our happy customers this month! If you’d like to find out more about our touch typing courses for children and adults, just contact us for more info. #touchtyping #skillforlife

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Touch Typing And Muscle Memory

Our brains are incredible! Touch typing is all about muscle memory, where you are forcing your brain to coordinate between a lot of different muscle movements. Students repeat finger movements over and over again until they become automatic without conscious thought. During our intensive course session yesterday, I was helping one young man who was…

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How a touch typing student didn’t want the course to end!

This isn’t an ‘official’ review from a parent. Instead, we received this message in our inbox. How wonderful it made us all feel, from Tracy, who took great care in co-ordinating this child’s lessons and his tutor Jude, with her kind and caring nature. And also for me – knowing we have a brilliant product…

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Why parents come to us to help their child learn to touch type

“He finds it very difficult to write.” “It’s becoming a major obstacle.” “He’s falling behind.” “She needs confidence in using a computer.” These are real comments from parents that come to us, often at their wits end trying to help their dyslexic or dyspraxic child. Touch typing is an essential skill to learn to help…

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Question time with Wendy Petersen, founder of Type IT!

What do you enjoy most about your job? I guess for me it’s when a student actually finishes the course and the difference it really makes to them.  It’s wonderful to get such positive feedback from our students, especially when they come to us at the beginning, really lacking in confidence. You can see their…

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West London Business Awards – Finalist!

At the West London Business Awards last night as a finalist for Training and Education Provider of the Year. We didn’t win unfortunately, but it was lovely to be selected to attend such a prestigious event at Twickenham Stadium. #WLBA2022 #womeninbusiness

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Even touch typists don’t type properly!

Many of the people that come to us are already ‘touch typists’ – so why do they need our help? Undoing bad habits! Quote often their speed isn’t what it should be. And on closer inspection, it’s because they are not touch typing properly. So we have to undo any bad habits and start again.…

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