Face to Face and Remote Touch Typing Courses with Qualified Tutor Supervision
Thank you for your calmness, patience and encouragement. It is exactly what my son needs. I think this is more than a typing exercise for him, but also a lesson in stillness and persistency.
Karen BH: Wiltshire
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!
L&D H: Hampshire
Face to Face Courses:
We supply ALL the Equipment
● Laptops ● Monitors ● Headphones
● Colour coded keyboards and mice
● Keyboard covers
Remote Touch Typing Courses
Simply Log In to our Virtual Network using your PC, Mac, IPad or Chromebook.
Some Touch Typing FAQ's.
Q: Why is Touch Typing so advantageous?
The math 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?
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?
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!
In School Course with full COVID-19 measures in place.
Pre COVID-19 Courses
Learning to Touch Type is about replacing "location" memory with "movement" memory.
Great concentration - children get totally absorbed. Especially in a lovely home environment.
Perth Touch Typing Course
It takes time but the engaging course makes it easier to learn.
Touch Typing tutor with student
Diane ensures each student is given individual attention.
Aldeburgh, Suffolk Course
Course held at Aldeburgh, Suffolk in August 2019 - what a beautiful location!
Fotheringhay, near Oundle.
Touch Typing Courses are often held in Fotheringhay Village Hall - an ideal venue.
Shepton Mallet Typing course
Parents and Children learning to touch type together.
Everyone stays happy and focused and the sessions fly by.
West Meon Touch Typing Course
Great to have families learning to touch type together at home.
Online Course Reviews
“I know my children have really enjoyed the course so thank you so much. You really have been a fantastic teacher and the children are both so lucky to have been taught by such a positive, encouraging person and to have gained such a valuable life-long skill. We will make sure the children keep the practice up to embed the skills that they have learnt. We shall certainly be ‘flying the flag’ for you.” L.Pittard, Lymington
“We have been really impressed with the course and J has come on a lot with her typing so thank you very much” M.Ainsworth, Sheffield
“Am so pleased with Benjamins progress & you are clearly an inspirational teacher! Have had no moans or groans about his classes with you, which is so good for a 15 year old teenager!” J.Jarrald, Cheshire
“F really enjoyed the course & he will continue to practise a little every day, whilst we are working at home. Your tuition was spot-on for him: the right balance of encouragement & directiveness. Your kindness of offering the ‘extra’ hours of your time was amazing and much appreciated – seen very little nowadays”. Mrs J D: Devon
“Thank you for being so patient with us and giving the children the tools to learn touch typing. They are keen to keep going which is good news” Mrs O P: London
“E’s been practicing and has the 50 gold star and C has now got the 100 gold star award. I heard about you on a Facebook post. I’ve already recommended you and will continue to do so. I’m so glad my boys now have this skill and are still keen to keep up the practice!” Mrs T S: Perth
“The touch typing has been an absolute godsend. My 9yr old struggles with dyslexia and the ability to put his thoughts down neatly and quickly with touch typing has meant that the quality of his schoolwork has taken a gigantic leap forward. My 12yr old daughter is now also increasingly relying on her laptop and benefiting greatly, I can’t thank you enough for putting them on the right track.” J C: Oundle
“You teach an invaluable skill - particularly for children like my son who finds writing such a struggle. He is going from strength to strength having just started at public school and is thriving in the top sets …long gone are the days when he was held back & terribly frustrated by his tortuous handwriting!” Mrs. JJ: Rutland
"My 8yr old has now been assessed as dyslexic and will be using a computer at school and in exams. As he's able to touch-type at 40wpm following your dynamic touch typing course, he will now not be disadvantaged. We can't thank you enough." CJ Northants
"Harry and Ben’s typing is improving… I know that their accuracy and speed will only get better with time and it’s a fantastic skill to have… it was nice for the children to be in a home environment.
I think you are great with the children, you have a lovely warm personality that they warm to".
Charlotte: Summer Hols 2018
"Thank you so much for a fabulous course. The boys really enjoyed themselves and getting to know two older boys from school. Bertie said this afternoon on the train to London that he felt happy that he had learnt how to do something new that will make his life easier forever! That’s the kind of accolade you want".
Roz: October Half Term 2018
“The course has been fantastic, a good mix of challenge and achievement. The comradery between the students was very good even though they did not know each other at the beginning of the course.
I will definitely be recommending this course for more students at school. Thank you Diane as I know you have helped me as well as all the youngsters present!”
Claire F: Godolphin School August 2019
"Thank you for the feedback. Joseph really enjoyed your typing course and with continued practice it will be brilliant for him at school and beyond."
JC Shepton Montague Dec 2018
Thank you very much, great course and a very useful skill to have. I learnt a lot, programme very useful and easy to follow. Would definitely recommend it
LY West Meon Jan 2019
Thank you so much for teaching William touch typing and for all your invaluable feedback. He did really well. Naturally we will give him your words of encouragement and feedback and urge him to continue to practice little and often. This skill will help him throughout his life and is so invaluable.
Ben will also complete this course with you when he is 9. I will keep in touch.
With best wishes and many thanks
EG and W G. April 2019
"Thank you so much Diane. You were wonderful, the whole week went well and the children learned so much. They all enjoyed the week, and Maddie has been practicing!"
Isabel: October Half Term 2018
Adult Course Reviews
I was easily the worst in my group and I found that it took a long time to establish the basics but Diane was wonderfully patient and kind and made my clumsy attempts acceptable. Thank you so much.
PS Gloucester Feb 2019
A very patient guide is Diane - and only wish I'd done this course 20 years ago. A delight to complete the course in one's own home. Huge thanks Diane for delivering a massively useful life skill!
LF Shepton Montague Dec 2018
Many thanks for the happy memories!
I thoroughly enjoyed the course, even though (as was expected) it was rather more challenging for me than the younger generation.
JH Shepton Montague Dec 2018
Diane is kind, positive and full of enthusiasm - everything a tutor should be.
AS Gloucester Feb 2019
Really useful skill to learn and makes you become very disciplined. Diane is very encouraging and patient!
CY West Meon Jan 2019
A great course. Easy to get stuck into, and motivating when you see some progress! Thank you
RY West Meon Jan 2019
Student Reviews (just a few)
- “I love touch typing and I will carry on. Diane was a brilliant teacher.”
- “I’m glad I spent time learning how to touch type.”
- “It has been such an amazing experience. It is such a good life skill and everyone should learn it.”
- “At first I found the course quite difficult but as it has progressed, it has become easier and I have really enjoyed it. I’m very glad I decided to do it as I think it will really help me. Thank you”
- “It felt impossible to begin with and you helped us through and now it’s so simple. Thanks!”
- “Thank you! I have learned how to touch type amazingly and I loved the course!”
- “If I had been told I would be able to touch type in 4 mornings, I would not have believed it. Thank you”
- “I loved the programme and found the course helpful, also I loved Diane as an instructor”
Face to Face Touch Typing Courses held in Venues Countrywide.
Remote Learning Courses run Online.
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