About the Product:
Are you ready to learn how to type? Created by a veteran typing teacher, The Typing Coach is a self paced program that helps students in memorizing key positions so that they are looking at the screen instead of at their hands. Although the course is self-paced, the option is also available for a more guided access program. For self-paced, there is nothing to set up! Just start at the introduction and continue working through the course.
This program is priced at $17 per year and includes access to numerous audio, video, and written instructions on typing posture, hand positions, and more. Printables are also included to keep record of progression. By the end of the course, most students can type 10 words per minute and work themselves up to over 65 words per minute!
Courses also include slower pace recommendations for using with younger students. When ready, students can test their progress with timed and scored proficiency tests.
We have been using The Typing Coach with my 8th grade daughter and she has been working her way through the self-paced course. I recommend reading through all the instructions and printing all the needed materials a couple days before you wish to get started. Being prepared and reading through the information will help it not seem overwhelming when you’re ready to begin.
The Tying Coach program is fairly easy to take a few minutes a week and practice typing. My daughter doesn’t mind working on it and I am already seeing improvements in her confidence at the keyboard! I also like their idea for “Typing Tickets” or opportunities for my daughter to earn incentives and rewards for working hard on the program. Positive reinforcement is always a great thing.
I appreciate how thorough all the explanations are for teachers and for students. If something is unclear, I have the option to email for help to clarify any confusion. I am thankful we had the opportunity to check out this program and am definitely considering using it with my other children.
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