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Using A Typing Tuter

For those who have never taken a typing class and are using the 'hunt and peck' method, typing can be very frustrating. Classes are available through night Schools and some colleges for people to learn to type, brush up on existing skills or become a more precise and accurate typist

Knowing basic typing skills is very important in today’s life style as nearly everything is done on a keyboard now. If you took a Typing class in High School you have a jump on everyone else, even if you haven't used these skills in several years. For those who have never taken a typing class and are using the 'hunt and peck' method, typing can be very frustrating. Classes are available through night Schools and some colleges for people to learn to type, brush up on existing skills or become a more precise and accurate typist.

If you are a self motivated person or simply do not have the time to commit to classes to learn or advance your typing skills, there are many computer programs that can help. Searching through sites like Amazon will yield a variety of Typing Tutors that you simply install on your personal computer. Installation is done with a few simple clicks of your mouse and your ready to go, these Typing Tutors are quite fun and easy to use even for young children. These tutors are consistent with classes in hand placement learning key rows, and the best part is you can go at your own pace.

The Mavis Beacon Typing Tutor has been rated by far one of the best, this one is most commonly used in schools as it is the most user friendly and quite successful for the user. This program goes through specific training for each row of the keyboard and will log your success as well as where improvements are needed adjusting the next lessons accordingly. There are many timed tests that you can choose from, these tests are for various different lengths working with your skill level. There are many games that are not only fun to play but will aid in teaching consistency, a proper and steady rhythm, and increase your typing speed.

Not to forget the value of 10-Key training and it's importance in the typing field, there is a fun grocery game that will help increase your speed and skill on this sometimes awkward keyboard. Being able to track your speed and accuracy growth is a wonderful tool. Mavis Beacon goes a step further and will show you your accuracy rating per key that you have learned. You can always go back and refresh lessons on any key or row of keys. It is really like having an instructor close at hand that keeps you on track to help you meet your goals.

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