Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Typing Coach Online Typing Course by The Typing Coach ~ A Homeschool Crew Review

Typing is a skill that every person needs to know. I didn't learn how to type until I was a Senior in High School, but in this day and age computers are used for everything. Now with almost any job you get, there will be a need for typing at some point. That brings me to our latest review that Gavin has been working on, The Typing Coach Online Typing Course by The Typing Coach.

We tried several different typing courses when Gav was younger, but he just wasn't devoted enough to it to learn it. I didn't push it on him because I knew that as he got older he would still be able to learn it, and probably even concentrate on it better. I had decided that in middle school I really wanted him to try it again. We had our upcoming new school year starting, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to get him back in it.

The Typing Coach was created by a veteran typing teacher who wanted to get students quickly weaned from relying on the monitor and keyboard, and get them typing by memory. He vows that his students will type faster, and more efficiently with fewer errors. The Typing Coach is not a game, but an effective way of teaching that gets the students typing correctly in no time.

Getting started with the course was quick and easy. After logging in, we read the course description, and watched the visual tour of the course. We also got our Student Packet printed out. We started with Lesson 1, Good Posture. There are slower paced lessons for younger students or those with special circumstances if you need to start there instead. Gavin learned that with typing good posture is critical. He has been very good at keeping his posture every day. The Typing Coach told him to line the 7 key up with his belly button every day just to make sure everything was straight and ready to go.

Moving on to the Home Row was pretty exciting for Gav. He was ready to start typing. This course is an audio based course because you aren't supposed to be looking at the screen. There are a few instructions to get you ready for the lesson such as having your Student Packet beside you and ready to go, and also having your form of word processor open. Next you play the audio. The Typing Coach leads you through learning correct finger placement, and right into learning to type the Home Row. The audio is clear and very easy to understand. The best part about it is that if you miss something, all you have to do is rewind it and start over. Once you go through the audio, you will use your practice page to type until you can type it without looking and no errors. This is KEY to having success with the program. You have to make sure that your student knows that step before moving on. Gavin did good with this. He was really excited when he typed that Home Row with no errors!

There are 7 steps to the program.

  1. Having Good Posture
  2. Home Row
  3. Top Row
  4. Bottom Row
  5. Shift Keys
  6. Typing Practices 
  7. Number Row
Gavin has made it through the first 3 steps, and is moving right along. We practice pretty much every day, and he's happy! We are just going along at his pace, and it's working great! I have a lot of confidence in this program because first and foremost, he doesn't complain about it! He hasn't cared for any of the other courses he's taken. I have to say that I was really impressed with The Typing Coach Online Typing Course by The Typing Coach, and I would highly recommend it if you are in need of a typing program!

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