St Kevins Community School, Fonthill road, Lucan, Co 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 Lucan centre is located in St Kevin’s Community School.
My name is Sean Carthy and I am the Tutor at our Searsol Lucan centre.
Education is both my passion and my vocation. Having graduated from Waterford Institute of Technology with a Business degree. After working for thirteen years in the technology industry, I decided to pursue my lifelong ambition of working in education.
I joined Searsol in 2008 as a Tutor delivering after-school touch typing and computer classes to children. During my years in this role, I garnered a very deep knowledge of the Searsol typing courses. My daily interaction with students enabled me to develop a true appreciation for what can be achieved through the Searsol typing classes. I have witnessed first-hand thousands of Searsol students develop their confidence and typing skills through strategic, individualised instruction in the Searsol typing classes.
My vastly experienced team and I are passionate about ensuring that every student that walks through the doors of our Searsol centre is given the best opportunity possible to reach their potential. We aim for each student on every class day to leave the centre with an improvement in their typing skills, giving them the confidence to use these newly acquired typing skills in their daily routine.
We look forward to welcoming you into the centre as you begin your own Searsol journey.
Monday4:15 to 5:15 pm
Wednesday4:15 to 5:15 pm
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
Lucan, Dublin Center Address:
St Kevins Community School
Computer Room Directions:
Enter the school via the student entrance (two yellow doors). Take a left and go down the hallway. The computer room is the last door in the corner on the right-hand side labeled computer room 23.
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.