Teeline Shorthand Tutor
Telephone: 07758 646186
Teeline shorthand courses: Convenient for London, Surrey and Kent
As a shorthand teacher I tutor journalists and office workers, in my home or at business premises, who are beginners in Teeline shorthand or students who wish to improve their shorthand speeds or refresh their theory.
Teeline shorthand is a fast and accurate way of making notes.
PLEASE READ BELOW IF YOU ARE STARTING A TEELINE COURSE:
The NCTJ states (August 2014):
'Shorthand is an essential skill for any would-be journalist and many editors will only interview job applicants who have attained 100 wpm – the speed required for entry into the National Qualification in Journalism. Most students struggle to learn shorthand. It takes time. Shorthand cannot be learnt and developed effectively in the classroom alone. It requires lots of practice outside classroom sessions. The most successful students must have regular access to speed development materials so they can practise in the evenings and at weekends.'
In June 2012 I received the following extract from an email:
'I have graduated this year and obtained a BA Hons in journalism. It is my ambition to become a working journalist. However, the degree I completed didn't teach students shorthand writing, which I have since discovered is an integral tool and indeed all newspapers I have applied to withdraw their job offers once they learn of my lack of shorthand skills.' (CP)
'Teeline is a skill and requires regular practice if you want to improve and progress. It is far more beneficial to practise Teeline for a short time every day than for one long period once or twice a week.' Teeline Gold Standard for Journalists by Marie Cartwright.
As the shorthand user becomes proficient with the Teeline system, speed of transcription becomes quicker whilst still maintaining accuracy. In some professions there is a need to take notes confidentially at consultations or interviews; Teeline shorthand will allow you to take notes in front of others whilst keeping your notes private. Teeline Shorthand is the simplest system of shorthand to use and the fastest system to learn - whether you are using Teeline as a journalist, secretary, minute administrator, manager at a business meeting, student taking lecture notes or for any other reason.
Shorthand Teacher (Teeline)