Student Success Checklist

Top tips to get the most out of the TTRS course

Meredith Cicerchia avatar
Written by Meredith Cicerchia
Updated over a week ago

TTRS provides the material and the method - you help steer the course to success!


  1. Reinforce where necessary the basics of the correct home key position with "GH" (Good Hands) in the middle

  2. Reinforce, when necessary, correct finger usage - one finger at a time – return a finger to the home key before moving another

  3. Ask the student to read the words aloud as they type, to reinforce phonemic awareness

  4. Ask the student to spell the words aloud as they type, to reinforce spelling skills

  5. Look for opportunities to offer praise - no achievement is too small!

  6. Explain the program and enable the student to feel in charge of his or her course

  7. Show the student where to put their login username and password for the next session and explain that the course will remember their progress point

  8. Explain the meaning of the three bars on the screen (progress and % score)

  9. Make sure that no modules are missed and that the student knows how to go back manually and complete any they skip

  10. Once the course is underway, pick the right moment to explain more of the Settings and how they can be adjusted to alter the challenge level

  11. Regularly look at the student's history to evaluate and give feedback, praise and support

  12. Guide the student toward feeling in control of his or her learning

  13. Always make sure the user corrects mistakes as they go along

  14. Encourage the student to take the screen hands away after reaching Level 3 (or later if more appropriate for their progress and motivation)

  15. Those users whose spelling level is above Level 3 and are able to touch-type should have the choice to unlock and jump to another level if they prefer

  16. Show the student how they can use the β€œRemember and Repeat” (RR) option in settings to learn the spelling of difficult words

  17. Pressing number 2 on the keyboard will repeat the current word in any module and number 5 will show the words on screen for a dictation module

  18. Have the student stop before becoming too tired, even if this means finishing the session much earlier than anticipated

  19. Ensure that the student finishes on a positive note, that their bar graph is showing the score on the screen and that they come away with a feeling of success

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