Tim Jones

Tim JonesTim Jones is the owner of Accelerate Computer Training. He has been teaching computer training classes for nearly thirty years. Tim holds the following professional certifications:

  • FileMaker Business Alliance Trainer
  • FileMaker 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 Certified Developer
  • Adobe Certified Expert and Instructor: Dreamweaver CC
  • Adobe Certified Expert and Instructor: Flash CS5
  • Adobe Certified Expert and Instructor: Fireworks CS5
  • Adobe Certified Dreamweaver CS4, CS3 and 8 Developer
  • Adobe Certified Flash CS4, CS3 and 8 Developer

Tim Teaches:

FileMaker Pro
SharePoint Online
Google Apps

Quotes by Students

"This was the best training class that I've ever attended. The material was excellent, the presentation quality and pacing were perfect. I highly recommend this class to anyone who is interested in learning how to use FileMaker to develop database solutions."
- Lisa Dahm, Ph.D., Director, Research Computer Services
City of Hope National Medical Center

"I just wanted you to know I learned a tremendous amount about FileMaker Pro in your class. You gave great, easy to understand explanations for how/why things work the way they do. And the handout is great. I can recreate what we did and have already referenced it a couple of times."
- Libby S., Vice President and Manager of Business Services

"I just want to tell you how much I appreciate all you are doing to help Norma and Susan with the DuBard School Filemaker database! They learned SO much from their workshop with you. Continued improvements in efficiency will make our work far more effective and less cumbersome. Please know that we deeply appreciate your contributions to our improvements."
- Maureen K. Martin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, CED, CAMI, Director, DuBard School for Language Disorders, Univ of Southern Mississippi

"Hi Tim, I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful class -- you are a brilliant instructor. I’ve already been putting the training to work. I’m sure I’ll be back again."
- Lisa G., Art Director/Graphic Design, The American Art Kitchen

"...I was desperate. I needed to learn PowerPoint, Excel and brush up on Word. I took a two-day seminar at a well-known national computer training school and felt no more confident about my skills than before.
I then found your website and after just one lesson with you, it was as if the clouds had parted! Your very concise and understandable teaching style, along with your small classroom size and hands-on approach was a very winning combination.
Thank you again - I owe it all to you, and I would and will recommend your company to anyone.
Warm regards,

"I want you to know I really enjoyed taking your class last month—it has been incredibly helpful. I work on Dreamweaver now every day, and I'm constantly using the tips I picked up in your class."
- Deirdre E., Web Content Specialist

"Wonderful class! Tim couldn't be more helpful or knowledgeable - Paid attention to everyone in the room and addressed everyone's need/questions. I would definitely recommend the class, but moreso the instructor. I myself will definitely attend more classes taught by Tim based on my previous experience with him!"
- Accelerate student

"Tim is a very good tutor. Extremely easy to understand and moves the class at a steady pace. I came to this class feeling I had very little knowledge of Excel, but am learning. I learned much more than I thought I would. I now feel more confident with Excel. I look forward to taking the Advanced Excel class if Tim is the instructor."
- Accelerate student

"Best software class I've ever taken. Tim did a great job of allowing us to deviate from the initial format but did a great job of bringing us back to the intended topics to cover."
- Holly H., City of Hope

"I wanted to say thank you once again. Taking your classes has given me quite the edge in the workplace. I commonly hear my coworkers refer to me as the FileMaker Goddess as they ask me for help within their own database solutions. Thank you and know that I constantly recommend your FileMaker course to all my friends!"
- B.A., Freelance, Visual FX for Film

"It has been a few months since my class and I am still applying the information that I learned to everyday work. Tim Jones is a wonderful instructor who makes learning enjoyable."
- Accelerate student

"The class provided by Accelerate Computer Training for HTML Basics and taught by Tim Jones was spectacular. Having attended classes provided by other companies, I can say that the instructor’s knowledge of the topic and ability to communicate that knowledge is unmatched.

Many training companies devote class time to non-value added information about other classes that the company offers or items not covered in the class. I have also attended classes where the prepared documentation is not supported by the labs, i.e. examples don’t work or the prepared data isn’t where the provided instructions say the data will be. Time is then wasted re-explaining how the lab would have worked if the instructions had been correct.

Accelerate always has well prepared classes with working examples. The labs work as expected and are often tailored to the requirements of the students should a question be found to be of common interest.

Thank you Accelerate for a job well done!"

Andrea Trujillo, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

"I came to you after having failed the tech test at a job interview, a job I really wanted and needed. The head of the company said he would be willing to re-test me in September, when they would actually be looking to hire someone.
I then found your website and after just one lesson with you, it was as if the clouds had parted! I knew I had found the person who could help me accomplish my goals. I went on to take several more classes at Accelerate and I GOT THE JOB!! I start on Monday, and I know it wouldn't have happened without your instruction, Tim. You were so good and patient, you really give it your all - and your all is awesome!"
- Linda

"What a great class! You are a really wonderful patient instructor. I do plan on coming back. Our creative director is really excited about the training I received and your generous re-take policy, so I suspect that a few of my compatriots may be showing up in Long Beach. I am very grateful to have met you and been a lucky recipient of your FileMaker prowess!"
- Elizabeth S., City of Hope

"Your professionalism, knowledge of the material, ease with the class and humor were spot on. I can say that this was one of the best, if not the best, training courses I have taken. Many others who I have talked with today at the Huntington say the same thing. You were fantastic."
- Mario Einaudi, The Huntington Library

"Tim's course in FileMaker Pro benefitted from his thorough knowledge of the package. But not only that, his teaching style was patient and empathetic, while ensuring the students completely absorbed every strategy he was teaching. I would not hesitate to recommend this course to anyone."
- Accelerate student

"Superb class. Tim did a wonderful job in explaining each procedure slowly and distinctly. He also reinforced the learning each step of the way by careful review."
- Accelerate student

"Tim explained everything well. Excellent instructor, patient with questions and thorough in going over everything enough times even for the least experienced user."
- Accelerate student

"Accelerate Computer Training's Filemaker Pro series is a must for anyone who needs to learn database design. Tim Jones is a thorough and patient instructor who demystifies the inner workings of FileMaker. I learned more in one week with Tim than I did in 18 months of self-paced training with videos and books. An invaluable experience!"
- Accelerate student

"I was very pleased with my Dreamweaver experience! I appreciate how you provided the scaffolding necessary to allow the student to move to more advanced techniques without trepidation and with a clear purpose. I love the fact that we can retake within a six-month window. I don't anticipate needing another three days, but it gives me peace of mind knowing I have the option. I look forward to taking classes in the future and will be sure to tell friends and colleagues about the top-of-the-line service you provide."
- Chad L., graphic designer

"Since we left your class, we've taken the FileMaker program and made it the centerpiece of our processing system. On our old system we would process one mailing project in about six to seven minutes, plus another minute or two for printing.  So each project took an average of 7:30.  After deploying FM and writing a ton of scripts, we were able to get total time down to under two minutes for processing and about 10 seconds for printing. Whereas, everyday we would struggle to get the mail out by the deadline, with FM, we are done by 12:30 p.m. with the daily processing. Printing finishes about 15 minutes later and all the mail is sorted and out the door by 2:00 p.m.

Learning FM has allowed us to expand our business significantly and we've spent the past several months increasing our advertising and business promotion because now, our system is entirely scalable.
I've actually employed the IWP protocol and have created portals for some of our biggest users. They have enjoyed it so much, that I realize I now need to take the entire system online. This way users can access their job history, change their billing details, etc. I am looking forward at getting to the next level.

Your class gave us the knowledge to revolutionize our business and the truth of the matter is, there are no limits to what we can do.  It is one of the most impressive programs I have ever used."
- Jay S. Jump, BK Attorney Services, LLC

"Tim is an excellent instructor and I learned so much from him during my session. I wish I had that course in high school and definitely before writing my 6 chapter, 100+ page dissertation. Oh well, I know it now. Definitely the best course I have ever taken."
- Tepring Piquado, PhD, Neuroscientist

"I wanted to thank you for your terrific work with our team last week.
Our attendees are universal in their praise for Accelerate, the Excel classes, and your personal work as trainer with our team. The material covered and class tempo satisfied all in attendance. Even the more advanced of our participants experienced “aha!” moments during your class. All attendees have expressed that they expect these classes will have a direct, positive impact on their day-to-day performance. We will look forward to working with you again soon!"
- Tim Nekuza, Dental Health Services

"Tim Jones - I must say that you are a great instructor. This was my first time at Devcon and new to FileMaker. I have to give mad props for instructing a beginners class and doing a high class job at that. I came out of that training with a wealth of knowledge and a new path to travel thanks to your great instructions. I can't say enough, pleasure to have met and learned from you."
- Sean Miller, FileMaker DevCon attendee

"I really enjoyed the class. I am going to miss it. Your knowledge and teaching style is priceless. I will incorporate all I have learned into my database duties.
I wish I would have taken this class years ago. I definitely will share Accelerate Computer Training with my colleagues. Looking forward to taking more classes."
- Elizabeth D. Anguiano, CALTRANS, Information Technology

"I truly enjoyed your training and feel your classes are amazing and informative. The time and patience you take to teach your students is exemplary. I've been to a few trainings in my 38 years of service to the county and found you are the best I've attended."
- Sandy Contreras Rodriguez, LA County Hall of Records

"I just received a message from an attendee saying it was the most informative class he'd ever taken. You and your team are really great. Thank you so much for sharing your deep knowledge of Excel with us in such an accessible way! We will definitely want to have you (or any of your staff) back again."
- Jocelyn, Caltech Library