February Half Term Touch Typing Course

With our one week intensive touch typing course starting this half term, I thought I would do a little Q&A of some common questions I get asked:

๐—ช๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜†๐˜€?

How far they get through the course depends on so many factors; their age being just one of them. Generally the older they are, the more of the keyboard they will get through. All learners will complete the home row and top row keys with many moving onto and completing the bottom row keys. We offer follow on courses for students that havenโ€™t quite finished.

๐— ๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฑ๐˜†๐˜€๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ถ๐—ฐ, ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ?

Yes of course they are very welcome. We work in small groups of just 3 students to one tutor so there is lots of hands on help. If a student needs lots of help, we do recommend that parents assist on the first day or so.

๐—œ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฒ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—œ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ?

You just need a computer or laptop but you do have to install a programme so Chromebookโ€™s arenโ€™t suitable.

๐—œโ€™๐—บ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜

We have a lot of fun in our virtual Zoom room. The tutor is there to keep the students engaged and help them through the course but we also make time for some games away from the typing programme. Students are encouraged to take regular rest breaks as well. We often suggest a run around the garden to let off some steam!

๐— ๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐˜๐˜†๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ – ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป?

Itโ€™s always a good idea to start from the beginning just so we can make sure they are using the right fingers and their accuracy is good. If they are confident on the keys, they should progress quite quickly and hopefully they can work on some advanced typing exercises on the last day.

๐–๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ฅ๐ ๐›๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐š ๐ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ฉ๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐จ๐ฐ๐ง ๐š๐ ๐ž?

We try and mix the groups by age but also place students together that we feel would work best together. Everyone works at their own pace so thereโ€™s no pressure or competition.

If youโ€™d like to find out more, please get in touch!

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