October half term
Intensive Touch-Typing Initiative
Achieve Now is running an intensive touch typing course in October half term. More information can be found here.
This course has been specially designed to minimise expense and inconvenience for parents, while maximising flexibility, allowing students to practice (which is vital for success) whenever and wherever it’s convenient.
The structure of the course enables this important life skill to be mastered over the short school holiday.
When and where?
Day 1 Saturday 26th October Refresh Centre, East Molesey, KT8 0DT
Students will be taught to touch type correctly and how to use technology to get better grades.
The high staff to student ratios will ensure that the touch typing technique is embedded by the end of the first day.
Days 2-8 27 October – 6 November 2019 Wherever there is WiFi connection.
Students are expected to practise typing for a minimum of 1 hour a day.
Students will be set typing practice and games to play each day.
There will be daily half hour webinars at 5pm.
The webinars while not mandatory will keep them on track and give space for feedback.
We understand if students are not able to attend all the webinars
This course is specifically geared at children in Years 9-11, although Caroline will consider those in lower school years. The age restriction is due to the intensive nature of the course that requires a degree of maturity.
Students use their own laptop
We have a limited number of our own laptops. If your child needs to use an Achieve Now lap top, please request this when booking.
Cost and what you get for your money
For £225 per student you will get
One day of intensive touch typing tuition and an introduction to the use of technology for academic success.
Eight days (Sunday to Sunday) of assigned typing practice. This work is optional, but completion will ensure progress.
Eight daily webinar sessions.
Provision of a ‘blind keyboard’ which the student will be able to keep.
High student-teacher ratios to ensure good technique.
Parental progress reports.
Users on multiple typing programs.
Snacks and prizes.
Certificates and rewards.
10% sibling discount.
Book before 7 October 2019 to take the price down to £195
To reserve a place on this course, complete this link to an online form. Please make your