The Clubhouse’s educational component offers members the opportunity to reach their vocational and educational goals by helping them take advantage of adult educational opportunities in the community. We also provide an in house educational program. We offer one to one tutoring, typing programs (Mavis Beacon), GED prep, Life skills and school level classes through the Plato educational system as well as computer courses (Word, Excel, Power Point, Publications, etc). When possible, we use the teaching skills of our members.
Mavis Beacon: Mavis Beacon is a self learning computer software program available in the clubhouse. This program is designed to improve your typing and overall computer skills. It demonstrates the correct placement of hands and fingers to develop an easy and fast way to type. The program includes a variety of speed tests and monitors the users word-per-minute typing speed. The program offers many typing games, including two-player network games for some extra competition. Upon completion, a certificate of achievement can be completed and printed out by the user.
PLATO: PLATO, which stands for Programmed Logic for Automatic Teaching Operations, is another computer based self learning program available in the clubhouse. With this program you can learn a huge variety of subjects including mathematics, history, language arts, etc. This program builds specific tutoring learning programs based on your current abilities and knowledge. Each lesson takes you step-by-step to learn and understand the information, and tests your newly learned skills after each lesson before continuing onto the next lesson or program. This program allows you to work at your own pace and level, but in an easy and fun way. This program helps each individual understand the material to further your knowledge and education!
Tutoring: Tutoring is offered at various times and days to accommodate members who would benefit from help with different subjects. Tutoring usually is taught on a member-to-member basis. We utilize our member’s strengths and abilities to create tutoring programs as a way for members to share their knowledge. Some of the best ways to learn is through your very own peers and friends!
Computer Instruction: We offer various computer skills and instructions, taught by our staff and very own members within the clubhouse. These classes range from Word, Power point, data entry, spread sheets, etc. If any member is struggling with computer operations they can receive help from another member or staff. The clubhouse is a great place to practice your computer skills and have fun at the same time!
Data Entry: Here at the clubhouse we monitor and analyze numerous amounts of data from billing to monthly, weekly and daily reports. We use the data we collect to build a better clubhouse. Members play a key role in data entry and can help in numerous ways, simply such as entering it into the computer. Data entry is a great way to build and practice your computer skills as well. We find a great deal of information about our clubhouse and members just from our own data entry teams.