Stop Hunting and Pecking!

Hunting and pecking for the correct letter or number on the keyboard is a totally inefficient way to type. Yet in the UK most children bumble along with two or four fingers because they’ve never been taught how to do it properly. If you’d like the pupils at your school to learn keyboarding skills (touch…

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Are you a touch typist?

Although touch typing is the most efficient way to type, there are other ways to do it. Which one do you do? Touch typing Touch typing – this is where you learn to memorise the keyboard and type automatically whilst focusing on the screen. This allows you to correct and edit on the fly. It…

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Touch typing intensive course

I’m really proud of this review from one of our parents. Her son recently attended one of our intensive touch typing courses and it was clear that our usual planned programme wasn’t quite right for him. We tailor the course to suit the child So we tailored a course just for him, delivered by one…

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A determined adult learner!

I had the pleasure of teaching an adult how to touch type a few weeks ago. In my experience, the children I work with tend to grasp it a lot quicker than the adults. I’m not sure why. Maybe because adults have to undo bad habits, or they overthink more. Sometimes frustration can affect concentration…

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PC or Mac?

Apart from owning one of the very first PCs – an Amstrad back in the early 80s, I’ve always been an Apple fan. In 1989, my job was to set up an in-house ‘desktop publishing’ department at Wickes. It was my first introduction to an Apple Mac. It was called the Macintosh Classic – anyone…

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Learn To Type Fast

learn to touch type fast

Is it really possible to type over 100 words per minute? Yes, it really is! This video shows one of my ex-students typing over 100 words per minute! When he started learning with me, he was using two fingers to type. We call that hunting and pecking the keys and it’s super slow. Once you…

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Touch Typing Course Success for 14 year old DofE Student

touch typing course success

It’s not often I receive a review from a student as it usually comes from the parent, so it was wonderful to get this yesterday! Fred did an intensive one week touch typing course with me. It’s usually a 12-week course but he was so keen to learn in time for sixth form that we…

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