Will my child be able to touch type after one weekly course?
Yes! We aim to teach all the letter keys on the keyboard in one week, focusing primarily on correct technique, which is essential. Once this is in place speed will develop with time and lots of practice. However, please note that each child develops at very different paces and this will depend on many factors: age, keyboarding experience, learning difficulties such as dyslexia or fine motor control issues. By the end of the course most students will be able to touch type - but the speed at which they do it will vary hugely from person to person.
What happens when the course finishes?
Each child gets an individual progress report which includes their wpm (words per minute) speed when typing in full sentences and also hints and tips going forwards, including relevant websites for practice. This is emailed out to parents/ caregivers the week after completion of the course. If a further course is needed Naomi will advise.
What speed is required for laptop use at school?
Most schools agree that when someone can touch type at around 25-30wpm they are competent enough to be able to use a laptop in the classroom and for exams. Naomi is happy to get in touch with the school to recommend laptop use when these sorts of results are achieved.
Is practice important?
Yes, to see real improvement practice is vital! However, Naomi strongly advises completing the beginners course first so that the correct technique is learnt. Once the technique is in place then it is advised to practice little and often to build upon muscle memory and wpm speed.