Whitehall, Dublin

Whitehall, Dublin

St Aidan's CBS, , Whitehall, , Dublin 9

Angela Burke

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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 Dublin 9 centre is located in St Aidan’s CBS.

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Sean Carthy


My name is Angela Burke and I am the Searsol Tutor at the Artane Centre.  I have a background in Financial Services but have changed direction and am now qualified as a Tutor

I worked with adults and children in a classroom setting and have often noticed that they are lacking in typing skills that would enable them to use computers to their full benefit.  I really enjoy working with people to enable them to build their self-confidence and develop their life skills.
Searsol typing classes provide an opportunity for 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.
I aim to provide a very positive learning experience for the students and look forward to welcoming your child as they begin their learning journey with Searsol.

I look forward to meeting you as you begin your Searsol journey!

  • Tuesday
    3.55 to 4.55pm
  • Tuesday
    4.55 to 5:55pm
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 available
Wheelchair accessible toilets
Bus stop nearby

Whitehall, Dublin Center Address:

St Aidan's CBS


Dublin 9


Computer Room Directions:

Parking is available at Collins Avenue, you can enter through the side green gate. Computer room: 1 - Enter through the main entrance via red double doors, take the first right and computer room 1 is on the right-hand side (red door).

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.

To book a free trial assessment for your child. Do the following:

Go to https://searsol.com/find-centers/ 

Enter your location or postcode and click on search.

Click on the free trial booking at the centre that suits you best.

Fill out the details.

We will send you an email with the confirmation of the free trial assessment.



The free trial assessment lasts an hour, the same time as a normal class. So bring your child in at the start of the class and the class Tutor will explain everything to you. At the end of the class please come back into the classroom, the class tutor will show your child’s report on how they got on. The report will show the average word per minute that your child is currently at.  The Tutor will advise what potential grade your child can achieve in our typing classes.

There are three grades in the course:

  • Bronze – Average of 15 words per minute
  • Silver – Average of 25 words per minute
  • Gold – Average of 40 words per minute

A physical badge will be presented to your child when they achieve this grade.

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

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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