St Tiernan Community School, Balally, Dundrum, Dublin,
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’ skill 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 Dundrum centre is located in St Tiernan’s Community School
Hello, my name is Máire O’Neill and I am the Searsol touch-typing tutor at the Dundrum Centre.
I have been showing people how to get the best out of their computer applications and their keyboard for many years. I am currently working as a part-time resource and home tuition teacher at a local secondary school. I have a reputation for showing empathy, patience, and understanding to all my students, but especially to the more ‘reluctant’ ones.
I particularly enjoy showing young people how to touch type properly in a fun and relaxed way. If students can get this particularly important key skill under their belts when they are young, they will reap enormous benefits from it later in life when they go to college or start work.
I try to provide a very user-friendly and informal learning environment for students when they are in the typing course. I look forward to welcoming you to the Centre and seeing your progress from week to week.
Wednesday4:15 - 5:15 pm
Wednesday5:15 - 6:15 pm
Saturday10:30 - 11:30 am
Saturday11:30 - 12:30 pm
Classes follow the school term. Classes run from September to May No classes on the following dates: October mid-term Christmas February mid-term Easter
Dundrum, Dublin Center Address:
St Tiernan Community School
Computer Room Directions:
Computer room: 9 - From the main reception go straight through all four sets of double doors, take a left at the end of the corridor and computer room 9 is the last door (purple) on the left-hand side. Please note: 1. The School parking is for those who are attending the School. It is not for any other use. 2. If a car is left parked within the School grounds after lock up on Saturday at 3pm, the gates will not be opened again until Monday morning. 3. The gates are closed all day Sunday.
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.