Part 2 – Advanced Theory & Skill/Speed-building
Part Two will also be undertaken using the computer tutorial to expand the student’s knowledge of medical and technical terminology. Likewise, this portion of the course will include supervision and interaction with the Principal. Testing will be undertaken at regular intervals. Students/participants should be prepared to be tested at all times so that reading back and checking notes become routine.
Ideally, a minimum of four hours per day should be spent on the tutorial. It should be noted however, that frequent breaks should be taken (approximately 10 minutes in every hour) when working on the computer tutorial – as with all computer work. The more effort put into the programme, the more the student/participant gets out of it and the sooner the skill is obtained.
Students/participants will vary in the time taken to complete the basic and advanced theory. This will depend on the time devoted to training and, of course, the particular aptitude of the student/participant.
Students/participants studying full-time should aim to complete the advanced theory portion of the course in four to five months, thereafter building up speed to the required level. Note that these times are only a rough guide. Some students will progress at a faster rate and others at a slower one. It cannot be stressed too highly that students/participants progress at differing rates and all work on the computer tutorial is to be undertaken at a steady pace with accuracy of stroking being of paramount importance.
Should students/participants, in fact, complete the course within 24 months the balance of the tutorial fee remains payable, as the instalment plan is a concession to allow students/participants to pay for their course.
If students/participants have not completed the advanced theory/medical tutorials and/or skill/speed-building within 24 months, they may continue on the course (with continuing support from the Principal), but will need to purchase their own machine or pay a hire fee for the continued loan. Indeed, I am offering SVRTS’ machines for sale.