Where Did it All Begin?
Wendy Petersen, Course Director
Hi, my name is Wendy and I am the founder of Type IT! I’m a Mum with two kids, Emma and Tom, and married to David. I am a very keen sportswoman – I love getting outside in the fresh air and enjoy running and competing in half marathons.
I studied at Bath Uni for a degree in Food and Nutrition, but never quite made it into the food industry although I still have a huge passion for food!
Busy Mum And My First Business Launch
I ventured into Graphic Design, and after having my two kids, Tom and Emma, I decided to set up my own business from home. Fast forward a few years, I set up my company ‘Click IT!’ where we provide fun and educational computer clubs in nursery school. In 2004, I won the Orange Small is Beautiful Business Award. I’m proud to say that Click IT! is still going strong today delivering computer clubs in nursery schools all over the south-east of England!
The Start of ‘Type IT!’
Many of the Click IT! children were growing up and I lost count of the number of times that parents asked me about whether I offered touch typing courses!
So as a two-finger typist myself, I decided I wanted to learn but I was completely disappointed with the quality of the courses that were on offer. So I decided to set up my own and in September 2011, Type IT! was born.
My mission was to create a touch typing course designed specifically for children. I didn’t want a course where children were just left to ‘get on with it’ because I knew from my own experience that this doesn’t work. Too often, they just give up.
Our courses have been so successful, we have now adapted them to suit adults too!
I am passionate about teaching EVERYONE to touch type! We are using computers more than ever and are never more than a few paces away from a keyboard. For some children, such as those with dyslexia or dyspraxia, learning to touch type is essential.
This year Type IT! has been shortlisted as a finalist for the West London Business Awards 2022 in the category of Training and Education Provider of the Year. The final will be held at Twickenham Stadium in February.
Come and Say Hi!
Warning: – my cockapoo, Rosie will probably want to say hi too!
Why Choose Type IT!
Tutors who care
Your child won't be learning on their own. Experienced
tutors will offer support and guidance throughout
Customised lessons for your child
Your child's tutor will adapt the lessons individually for your child so they can progress and feel confident
With our remote courses, lessons can be completed on any day at any time. Our tutors will check your child’s results remotely each week.
Fun & engaging
Our typing programme uses real words and spellings using UK English. Arcade-style games for fun learning
What People are Saying...
"What a fantastic experience once again!"
Type IT never fails to impress us. Yes, first my daughter and now my son finished the course of touch typing with Type IT. Can’t thank them enough for being so prompt, professional, personalised and pleasant. Very organised and structured. Great with feedbacks and very encouraging!
Thank you once again for helping my both the children learn touch typing for life.
- Mrs Khan
Let's Get Touch Typing!
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