Today, I will be reviewing The Typing Coach Online Typing Course from The Typing Coach. The course is intended to be used at a pace of a lesson per week, over ten weeks, which we followed. Although, at first, Kira’s pace ran a little over a week to master the first lessons.
Imagine if you will, for a moment, a teenager who loves to write books. Now imagine said teenager hating to type. It seems like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? Especially in today’s digital age. However, that is what I had on my hands! Kira would always cringe with her typing lessons. I tried YEARS ago, first with Jumpstart, then with Elementary Advantage and Middle School Advantage. No matter how I tried to help Kira, the connection was simply not being made. My Grandmother gave me my first typewriter when I was only 6 years old. If memory serves, she purchased it at a garage sale. As a daughter of a Word Processor, I learned typing quickly by watching my Mother when I would go to work with her. Back then, the typewriters were simply gigantic! As time went on, the typewriters were replaced by computers. I loved to play on the computers at the law firm my Mother worked at, and pretended I was one of her employees! I loved it so very much that I took typing courses in middle school and then business classes in high school. Unfortunately, my daughter did not share in my enthusiasm!
Then we received The Typing Coach Online Typing Course from The Typing Coach! As with any subject Kira does not love, there was the initial anxiety. The angstitude (My regular readers will recognize the term. For those of you who have not read my blog before, I make up words. They are easily discernible as a rule) had begun.
I imagine it comes from her father. He even texts with one finger. His typing….well…you can imagine.
Before giving up all hope and praying for technology to advance fast enough to predict our thoughts and virtually type them, The Typing Coach Online Typing Course from The Typing Coach provided just what Kira needed!
The course layout from the audio and the student packet to the leaning checks and test were just what did the trick for Kira to actually enjoy the learning process into typing. She went from her angstitute to actually asking if she could do her typing lessons!!!
It was refreshing to watch Kira actually typing without looking down at the keyboard every millisecond and having BOTH hands placed properly on the keyboard!!!!
I asked Kira for her opinion on The Typing Coach Online Typing Course from The Typing Coach. She said, “It is an awesome program! One thing that I like about it is, with other programs I had to type what was on the screen and when I looked at the screen, I could also see the keyboard. In reality, I wasn’t actually learning the keys, I mean I could still see them after all! Whereas, with The Typing Coach Online Typing Course, what needed to be typed was off to the side, not directly on the screen, ensuring I memorize the keys and properly learn them.”
Kira and I both highly recommend The Typing Coach Online Typing Course from The Typing Coach. Whether young or old, this course is absolutely wonderful and can help the worst typing students become a typist!
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