What people are saying...
I started the Type IT! Remote Touch-Typing Course in August thinking I was only ever going to be able to type very slowly using two fingers but after completing the 6-week course I can now proudly say I am on the way to being able to touch type without even thinking about it and this is all thanks to this brilliant course!
The course layout is enjoyable and easy to navigate through as you complete levels your tutor unlocks for you where you are typing paragraphs, practicing letters and improving your speed through games.
The tutor support is really good as they outline work they want you to complete, give you tips and feedback personal to you in order to enhance your progress.
This new skill is very useful now as I complete work for college and it will help me immensely in the future.
Practice makes perfect!
Thank you for teaching me to touch type. I wanted to learn to touch type because I found the course really fun and easy to use on my own. My favourite lesson was the test and games. The tutor feedback I liked because I would know what to practice and she would give me tips to improve my typing each week.
Since I've been back at school my typing has really been helping with my ICT because we now typing stories on the computer. I now always finish before everyone else! My teacher said.”Wow you can touch type” Because I'm faster than my goal for touch typing at the start was 20wpm and as the course went on I got faster and faster.
On my last test I got 63wpm and 99% accuracy! I can now type as fast as my Mummy. Thank you Wendy and Shantelle
From Cearney, age 9
Dear Type IT!,
Thanks so much Tracy for a very well set up online course. Cannot fault anything! Perfectly matched for teens giving them a life skill for now and the future. Archie has really enjoyed it and completely surprised us with his diligence.
My 9-year-old did the one week intensive TT course with Wendy and greatly enjoyed it. He was a complete novice at touch typing, although since he types regularly he had some engrained bad habits already. Wendy was a very patient teacher and he made great improvements over the week, especially once I covered the keyboard with coloured dots to hide the letters and tie them in with Wendy's colour coding. I know this will be a long process with him, because it is so much easier at the beginning to peck at the keyboard! But I think this course was a very useful introduction, presented in a friendly and encouraging way. He even enjoyed doing the 'homework', which is very unusual!
Mrs Menner, Q.C.
A kind and caring environment in which to learn the essential skill of touch typing.
Mrs Martins - Jenkins
‘As part of my son’s Bronze DofE, he did the Touch Typing crash course followed by 3 months of weekly typing practice at home which was set by the teachers at Type It for Kids. Great new skill to learn and super support from Wendy and Tracy, thanks so much.’
“My son and his friend did a week’s course followed by a tailor-made on-line course for three months. His typing, as shown by his assessment at the end of the 3 months, has improved no end and we are really pleased. I’d be happy to recommend Type IT to anyone doing their D of E as I think it’s such a useful skill to have.”
‘Our son loved his Type It lessons, the software is fun and engaging, the teachers are encouraging and motivating and he achieved great results and can now touch type. I would absolutely recommend the course to other children who are keen to learn this life skill.’ West Lodge School, Year 5 parent.
Many thanks to the TypeIt team for your patience, encouragement and lovely kind nature.
My son, aged 10, learnt to type for 2 years with the team, and loved every lesson, and has achieved so much in learning to touch type. The environment the children learn is in so calm and nurturing and the prizes keep them motivated throughout.
The TypeIt team provide great support for Dyslexic children - This is such an important skill for their ability to learn more effectively and efficiently.
Well done and thank you to the whole team.
I thought this was a wonderful course and we were all amazed how quickly my son learnt to type and how much he enjoyed attending the course each week. He has told us that his friends are very impressed at how fast he is and it really helps to get your homework done faster! At the end of the course, he was very sad and asked if he could go back and do it all again! Many thanks,
Type It! was ideal for my 11-year-old son who found the computer programme course easy to follow and fun to do. The personal weekly tutoring classes were also good at encouraging him to practice regularly throughout the course. As a complete beginner to touch-typing, he quickly learned and improved his typing speed and accuracy. He now completes his typed homework a lot quicker, and I feel he is well-prepared for secondary school.
The "Type IT" course was so much fun and my son Josh looked forward to it every week. Although I can touch type, I decided to accompany my son and increased both my speed and my accuracy. We laughed and laughed as we challenged each other completing our homework. Just enough homework though about ten minutes a day so it never interfered with normal school homework. Who would believe that my 10 year old would finish with a great accuracy score and a speed-time of 39 words per minute?
This will not only set him up for secondary school in September but for University and beyond. Definitely one of the best things my husband and I have ever done for our son ............ and we are planning to go back in the summer for a refresher course, chances are, he will end up with a speed time faster than me.
Thank you Wendy for making me try that little bit harder each week and Emma thank you for being so encouraging and patient you were an absolute star in Josh's eyes=D>.
You are a great team and work so well together. See you in the summer.....
Our two boys completed the week-long intensive touch typing course last week.
Both were a little apprehensive as to what to expect. However, when I collected them at the end of the first session, they were both extremely happy and had really enjoyed the class. They said it was not boring or mundane. It was fun, interesting and they both felt they had learned quite a bit in the first two hours on the first day.
For the five days, they practised the homework that was set and did so without me asking them more than once to do it - which is a rarity!
How the classes are run and the kindness and patience of the teachers is clearly apparent as the boys were more than willing to get on and do the work that was set and their enthusiasm remained for the duration of the week. They have also practised every day since the course was completed.
This is a life-long skill that every child should have the opportunity to be taught. We recommend this course very much!