Naas, Co Kildare

Naas, Co Kildare

St. Mary's Catholic College , Sallins Rd, Naas, Co Kildare,

Helena Callaghan

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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’ 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 Nass centre is located in St. Mary’s Catholic College.

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Helena Callaghan

Hi, my name Helena Callaghan, and I am the Tutor at the Naas Centre. I have many years of experience as a Legal Secretary and am a Microsoft Office Specialist. I have completed a Child Protection Course with Tusla and have SNA experience.

I am so grateful to be working with Searsol. Typewiz is a program that helps children to learn how to type in a fun and interactive way. During the hour-long class, the child is learning to type proficiently while having fun at the same time in a relaxed environment. I really believe it is an excellent program for children in the age range 8 to 17.

I love working with children and it is fantastic to see their progression and growth and watch how far they can come on this course; their confidence and self-esteem will only continue to get better and better.

I am so excited to welcome you into the classroom and I just know you will love your journey with us!

  • Tuesday
    4.30 to 5.30pm
  • Tuesday
    5.30pm to 6.30pm
Class Schedule

Classes follow the school term. Classes run from September to May. No classes on the following dates: October mid-term - 31st Oct 4th Nov 2022 Christmas 22nd Dec - 4th Jan 2023 February mid-term - 13-17 Feb 2023 Easter - 3rd - 14th April 2023

Wheelchair accessible toilets

Naas, Co Kildare Center Address:

St. Mary's Catholic College

Sallins Rd


Co Kildare


Computer Room Directions:

Go pass reception down the hallway on the left-hand side, at the end of the corridor take the door to the right and leave the building, walk across the yard over to the next building, take the right up the stairs and it is the first door to the left, computer room number 37

Most Popular Questions

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.

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No we provide all the computer equipment so there is no need to bring a laptop to our typing course.

The free trial assessment lasts an hour, the same time as a normal class. You are expected to bring your child in and fill out a registration form, the class tutor will give it at the start of the class.  At the end of the trial assessment, the class tutor will show your child’s report. The report will show the average word per minute that your child is doing at present. The Tutor will advise what potential grade your child can achieve in our typing classes.

The Searsol after-school touch typing classes suit the following children:

  • Autism
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia (DCD)
  • Dysgraphia
  • Dyscalculia
  • 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.

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