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Touch Typing Tuition

Diane Gifford has run professional Touch Typing Courses over many years with positive outcomes and wonderful feedback.

"Our eldest son is dyslexic and through the commitment of Type by Touch is now a fluent touch typist. This has unlocked his academic potential in a way unimaginable before the course. - D. Howe, Parent

Remote Courses

Simply Log In to our Virtual Private Network using your Laptop or Desktop PC.

Face to Face Courses

We supply ALL the Equipment
● Laptops ● Monitors

● Headphones

● Colour coded keyboards and mice

​​● Keyboard covers

Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties

Educational Psychologists Recommend Students learn to Touch Type to improve their grades.

Diane Tutoring Student

“Thank you for your calmness. patience and encouragement. It is exactly what my son need. I think that this is more than a typing exercise for him, but also a lesson in stillness and persistency.

Karen BH: Wiltshire

Bellingham, Near Kielder Forest, Northum
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The whole environment that you created was such a comfortable way for them all to learn without feeling pressurised and without the usual reluctance for them to show themselves up in front of their friends. It was great for our son to quietly ask to be woken early in the morning to do his touch-typing homework practice – not the usual enthusiasm that we see. Thank you very much for taking the time and trouble to come down and we hope to see you again sometime soon."

I loved the course and am now getting to 40 words a minute pretty consistently which I think is really cool.  It’s definitely a skill I’ll use for life.

Ben (16yrs): Yorkshire

Thank you so much for the magic you have worked with F... over the summer. It has genuinely transformed his education - we have just had parents evening and many teachers commented on his newfound ability to Touch Type!

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Elizabeth W.

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L&D H: Hampshire

Some Touch Typing FAQ's.

Q: Why is Touch Typing so advantageous?


Diane’s answer: 

The maths says it all. Type at 30wpm and a 300-word email will take 10mins to write; type twice as fast, and you can crank it out in 5mins. Another way to frame it: if you spend one hour a day typing, (a conservative estimate) doubling your typing speed saves you at least 30mins every day.  That’s a lot of time saved – not to mention cutting the wear & tear on one’s neck from all the looking up & down! 

Once accurate finger-to-key movements are learned across the keyboard, speed picks up rapidly with ongoing practice. Once you get to 20wpm, you can touch type faster than you can handwrite.

Q: Why can’t I teach myself to Touch Type – what do I gain from doing a course?


Diane’s answer: 

After 10yrs of running courses, I’ve yet to find anyone who’s mastered the skill through self- learning. It requires lots of repetition, encouragement and structured direction  My supervision ensures the correct muscle memories are created, helping break the ‘effort barrier’, and teaching learners that slowing down to learn to touch type is worth the temporary sacrifice.

Q: I can already type quite fast. What difference can you make to my speed?

Diane’s answer: 

Some do reach speeds of around 30wpm. But they have to look down - and so that will always be their speed limit.

There is no comparison to someone with automatic finger movements, who is able to keep their eyes on the screen, attaining speeds up to 100wpm. That is incredibly liberating!

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