Don't let poor handwriting slow your child's progress
Are you frustrated by the hours wasted on trying to get homework completed?
Don’t hold back your child’s progress, get them to learn how to type.
What we offer:
Classroom-based typing classes since 2008.
Multiple centres are based in Dublin, Kildare, and Cork.
Expert tutors who monitor and praise your child’s progress.
We offer classes during the week at our centres and which last for one hour.
Limited places and student numbers capped for the quality of delivery of our typing classes.
Our typing program Typwiz uses academic research provided by Trinity University, allowing your child to learn how to type in a fun and interactive way.
Apply now for a free assessment to see if your child is suitable for our course.
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- More than 5,000 students that have learnt to type with us.
- More than 10 million words type out.
- Average typing speed obtained on our typing course is 25 words per minute
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My son has become very proficient at typing heading towards his Silver Award (25 words per minute) in the Searsol typing classes. It took him two years before he got to this level. We haven’t looked back since the first day he started and are delighted with his progress.
– Parent with a child with dyslexia
My daughter can now type faster than she can write, she has achieved the gold standard on the Searsol typing course, which is 40 words per minute. It took her one year to achieve this. She has gained transferable skills, improved confidence, and has boosted my self-esteem. I am so delighted that I have completed the Searsol typing course.
My son completed the Searsol typing course and achieve the gold standard on the course which is 40 words per minute. He achieved this in a very short period of time due to the fun and interactive games on the course. My son is very proud to have finished the program, he knows this typing skill will a great asset to him for the rest of his life.
My son achieved the silver standard on the Searsol typing course and can type at 25 words per minute. It took just over a year and a half to get to this standard. He feels delighted to have achieved this standard and he no longer has to handwrite his homework as he now types it all out on his laptop.
Father of 11-year-old with moderate/severe dyspraxi
David learnt to type at 30 words per minute on the Searsol typing course. It took him two years to get to this standard. For the first time, David can express himself in his own words using a laptop at school.
Frequently asked questions
Who is Searsol and what do you do?
Searsol was formed in 2007, we provide computer training courses to Adults and Children. We provide a range of computer courses, from after school touch typing courses, computer camps, and computer camps.
How do I book a free trial assessment in one of our after school typing centres?
To book a free trial assessment for your child. Do the following:
Enter your location or postcode and click on search.
Click on the free trial booking at the centre that suits you best.
Fill out the details.
We will send you an email with the confirmation of the free trial assessment.
How long is the free trial assessment? What is involved in the free trial assessment?
The free trial assessment lasts an hour, the same time as a normal class. So bring your child in at the start of the class and the class Tutor will explain everything to you. At the end of the class please come back into the classroom, the class tutor will show your child’s report on how they got on. The report will show the average word per minute that your child is currently at. The Tutor will advise what potential grade your child can achieve in our typing classes.
There are three grades in the course:
- Bronze – Average of 15 words per minute
- Silver – Average of 25 words per minute
- Gold – Average of 40 words per minute
A physical badge will be presented to your child when they achieve this grade.
Do I need to bring a laptop to your course?
No we provide all the computer equipment so there is no need to bring a laptop to our typing course.
Who is the Searsol after school typing classes aimed at?
The Searsol after-school touch typing classes suit the following children:
- Dyspraxia (DCD)
- Children with hypermobility
- Children with writing difficulties such as slow writing speed or illegible writing.
- Children that have a laptop exception for exams
- Any child that wants to learn how to type.
The classes are not suited for children that need one-to-one help.
Can any child do the typing class or is only for children with learning differences
The Searsol typing classes are open to all children from the age of eight up to school leaving age. We teach every child that wants to learn how to type correctly using our Typewiz typing program.
Where is the class schedule located for your centre?
The class schedule is located on centre page
Select the centre that your child is attending and click on choose centre.
Click on the In Centre Class Times
The class schedule will list the weeks that the classes are not on i.e. mid terms, Christmas, Easter etc
When the classes are not on your child has the option to access Typewiz at home using their passcode.
Note they need to login in at the same time as the class they are attending in order to progress on Typewiz otherwise it is in revision mode only.
What happens if my child can’t make class or they are not on?
If your child can’t make our typing class, they can access Typewiz at home using their passcode. The passcode can be obtained from the class tutor or email Searsol requesting it.
If the classes are not on due to midterms etc. Your child still can access Typewiz using their passcode.
What age group do you take on the after school typing course?
We take from age of eight up to school leaving age.
Does my child need to practice at home when doing your course?
When your child starts the course they should initially do no home practice.
We like to supervise the students in our classroom environment and ensure that they are doing the typing correctly.
By doing it at home, students can pick up bad habits and cross-learning can take place.
As a student becomes more confident with touch typing and is doing the typing correctly in class, then the student can do home practice.
We will provide you with a passcode that you can obtain from the Tutor or ourselves directly. Home practice is revision only so your child can’t progress on the course only go over previous exercises that they covered in our class.
How long will it take for my child to learn how to touch type in the Searsol after school typing centre?
Each child will learn at their own pace on the course and it is difficult to answer without bringing your child up for the free trial assessment. The initial free trial assessment of an hour will allow us to access your child in our classroom. At the end of the trial session, you will show a report on how well your child did on the course and what the expected words per minute they can achieve on our typing course.
See our blog which explains in more detail how long it will take to learn how to touch type.
Does my child get a badge on the course?
There are three physical badges to collect on the Searsol typing course.
Bronze – average words per minute of 15
Silver – average words per minute of 25
Gold – averafge words per minute of 4o
Badges are presented by the Tutor to students once the achieved the required average words per minute
Can my child learn at home online?
We offer a home package for your child to learn online by themselves. A free 7-day trial is available at https://typewiz.com/#plans
Where would I get details of Searsol computer camps?
All our camps are listed on our Searsol computer camp website:
When are you planning to have an after school centre in my area?
We are expanding our network through our Searsol Tutor model. If you want to have a class setup in a particular area we would need a minimum of 10 children to get a class started.