Athlone, Co Westmeath
Dr Stevens Resource Centre, Irishtown Central, First Floor, Block A, , Athlone , Co. Westmeath , N37 Y9N9
The Searsol centre enables children from the age of eight upwards to learn the skill of touch typing. Our unique training method focuses on enabling children to work independently, giving them confidence in their typing abilities. They progress through small steps to gradually develop their accuracy and typing speed. Unlike traditional tuition, Searsol fosters students’ skills in self-learning, building confidence and lessening reliance on a teacher.
Our typing course is suitable for all children from the age of eight upwards. We work with children that have learning differences such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or other learning differences.
Your child will be initially assessed by the Searsol tutor to determine what they can achieve in our typing course. Your child will visit their local Searsol centre once a week, where their Tutor will observe their typing and ensure that they are using the right technique. Searsol’s aim is to develop each child into a confident, independent and enthusiastic learner
Our Athlone centre is located in Dr Stevens Resource Centre, Irishtown Central, First Floor, Block A, Athlone Co. Westmeath
My Name is Cillian Mac Gabhann, I am the Searsol Tutor at the Athlone Centre. I am a fully qualified computer instructor, with years of experience working with children from babies to young adults.
Typewiz is a program that helps children to learn how to type in a fun and friendly environment. Students can improve their accuracy and speed, while working at their own pace, and monitor their progress each week. It is an excellent program that helps children to type proficiently. A child who learns to touch type will have the confidence to use technology to their advantage. Touch typing is a skill for life.
I hope to provide a very positive learning experience for the students, in a very user-friendly and informal environment. I look forward to welcoming your child as they begin their learning journey with Searsol.
Classes follow the school term. Classes run from September to June. No classes on the following dates: October mid-term Christmas February mid-term Easter
Athlone, Co Westmeath Center Address:
Dr Stevens Resource Centre, Irishtown Central
First Floor, Block A,
Computer Room Directions:
First Floor up the stairs.
Most Popular Questions
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.
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.
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
No we provide all the computer equipment so there is no need to bring a laptop to our typing course.
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.