Blanchardstown, Dublin

Blanchardstown, Dublin

Hartstown Community School, Blakestown, Blanchardstown, Dublin,

Collette Simpson

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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 on 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 Blanchardstown centre is located in Hartstown Community School.

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My name is Collette Simpson and I have been working within the community as a professional tutor for over five years now.  I have worked with all age groups, from primary school-aged children to retired adults.  Previously, having worked within the private sector for big corporate companies for almost 20 years in different office roles, I knew this was not my calling.

I returned to education as a mature student to follow my dreams of working as a teacher/tutor. I graduated from Maynooth University with a Double honors degree and also level 8 certifications.  Learning is never-ending. I have been working with Searsol in the after-school touch typing classes for over a year now. This has allowed me to work with the students – who may prefer typing over writing or how typing works better for them than writing – to help nurture and help enhance their typing abilities.  With a little encouragement and guidance, I get to watch these students grow in confidence while learning their way around the keyboard. That is the satisfaction of the job for me, everyone is happy walking away from the learning experience

  • Wednesday
    4 to 5 pm
  • Wednesday
    5 to 6 pm
Class Schedule

Classes follow the school term. Classes run from September to June. No classes on the following dates: October mid-term Christmas 22nd Dec - 4th Jan 2023 February mid-term - 13-17 Feb 2023 Easter - 3rd - 14th April 2023

Car Parking
Wheelchair accessible toilets

Blanchardstown, Dublin Center Address:

Hartstown Community School





Computer Room Directions:

Go past reception and go up the stairs. Computer room H11.

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.

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