With technology increasing every year it is imperative that every student learn to type with speed, efficiency and accuracy. In our family typing is such a vital skill needed, and with the review of The Typing Coach, which is a program produced by The Typing Coach Online Typing Course, my student is starting on the journey of acquiring this skill. Let me share with you how this course works, and you may find this program to be an excellent fit for your family!
~Although typing is a skill acquired mostly during junior high or high school, my 9-year-old in fourth grade, was able to grasp the concept of finger placements, listen to the instructions carefully and follow through with the lesson applications. In our six-week review period we were able to practice this typing skill twice a week, and each lesson after the initial instruction lasted 30 minutes. My student, who has a long attention span, would engage with the program for longer than necessary after finishing the lesson, as he wanted to challenge himself and practice typing the practice lines backwards just for fun.
~As the ‘coach’ I would engage the program with my student, reminding him of proper sitting, wrist positioning and finger placement. We choose to work through the slower paced lessons, designed specifically for ages 8-11 year olds, and with much success!
~Each section contains four or five lines that are practiced after listening to the audio instructions. The audio, as seen below are between 12 and 17 minutes in length, and once the student has mastered the section there are ‘Learning Checks,’ which monitors the progress of typing correctly and accurately.
~Each ‘Learning Check’ is designed specifically for the area the Typer is working on, whether it be Home Row, Top Row Part 1 & 2, or Bottom Row Part 1 & 2. The ‘test’ is then timed when you choose 1, 3, 5 or 10 minutes and the results are submitted to your email with complete details as to each word that has been typed, and the number of errors.
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Typing Coach Facts:
- Self-Paced Audio, Video, Written Instructions Course
- Systematic Approach with the Student Focused on Typing, Not the Keyboard
- Test Your Progress With Timed Proficiency Tests
- Practice Exercises
- Course Completion Standard of Ten Words Per Minute
- Teacher Resource Center With Videos, Printables and Support
- Multiple Students in a Family Can Access This One Year Program For $17 Per Typer
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~My student found this program to be user-friendly and was quite eager to master the skill of typing. As the ‘coach’ it was extremely easy to get the program started and begin the initial session.
With any new skill learned it will take time, patience, and some effort on the student’s behalf to practice, but the benefits of having mastered the typing skill is priceless!
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