Tim Lawson - Mac Solutions

Tim Lawson - Mac Solutions is a personal IT business offering a range of services including tuition and troubleshooting for Apple users and a bespoke web design service.

   Websites


A good web site need not cost a huge amount of money.

Tim Lawson has designed websites for clients with a wide range of requirements who want to spread the word about their business or project in the most cost effective way. Without exception they have all found that their web sites have become fundamental to their business aims.

First impressions really do count.  A website is the 'front of house' for your business and therefore needs to communicate a positive and favourable image. Just as your clothes help define who you are, your website will do the same for your business.  A website that is well designed and regularly maintained and updated will show that your business or project is established, successful and reliable.

Open all hours…  For services, products or information, the internet is almost everyone's first port of call, so an online presence is essential whatever the size of your company or project. A good website will make your business more accessible - the internet is open 24 hours a day - and without a website you will be missing out on potential customers.

Good website design can make all the difference.  A properly designed website provides an effective way to communicate with your target market. It should tell people who you are, what you do and where you are, in a clear and easy to navigate way. A badly designed website can lose you business - if a customer can't work out what you do, or see what they are looking for quickly, they will go somewhere else!

Get in touch...

If you would like any advice about creating a website for your business or project, please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can visit some of the websites designed by Tim Lawson below (click on the images) and see how having a website has helped three very different businesses.

Binder Clare Design

Oxfordshire RFU

Craig Chatfield Decorating

Shaun Rowland Building

   Troubleshooting


At times when you wish you had your own IT department in a cupboard, Tim Lawson is there to help.

Tim Lawson can provide over-the-phone technical advice or by arranging a home visit to resolve your computer problems with as little stress as possible. He is also able to source and advise on individual hardware requirements and provide a set-up service for clients' peripheral equipment, such as printers and external back-up drivesAt times when you wish you had your own IT department in a cupboard, Tim Lawson is there to help, providing over-the-phone technical advice or by arranging a home visit to resolve your computer problems with as little stress as possible. He is also able to source and advise on individual hardware requirements and provide a set-up service for clients' peripheral equipment, such as printers and external back-up drives.

I was completely at a loss with my new back-up drive but with help from Tim Lawson, in this case over the telephone and using a magical thing called Team Viewer, he was able to diagnose the problem - a fault in the equipment - and take me through the necessary steps to get it all up and running. Brilliant!DS, Essex
Tim Lawson is always my first port of call for all things 'Mac'. His patient, reassuring and knowledgeable manner is so useful, especially in stressful moments! He recently talked me through a series of complex operations on the telephone when my Mac would not start after which all was well!JAK, Warks.

TeamViewer

TeamViewer - the All-In-One Software for Remote Support - can be used to quickly remote control any computer over the internet. You can download it by clicking the 'Download' button.

   Tuition


Tuition is available on a one-to-one basis.

You have one of the best personal computers on the market... but are you struggling to get the most from it?

Whether you are just getting started, moving from Windows, or feel you need to improve your knowledge and skills, my tuition will help give you the ability and confidence to use and enjoy your Mac and realise a great deal more of its potential.

One-to-one tuition allows us to cover your specific requirements at your pace.

The intention is for you to learn, not feel inadequate or daunted and this is best achieved when relaxed and having fun. Tim has experience in teaching all age ranges, from students and professionals to those just getting to grips with computers in their retirement.

The tuition can cover Mac basics to help you with your daily admin or Apple Photos to finally sort out all those photos or make a special photobook. Additionally, basic training in applications such as Skype, iTunes, Pages, Numbers, Word, Excel and more can be provided.

Sessions can take place in your own home, your office or here in 'The Stable Studio'.

 What people say...


Some views on Tim Lawson...

Having been very much a self-taught Mac user for 20 years, Tim Lawson's introduction to iPhoto course was the first Mac tuition I'd ever had. Apart from a wealth of hints & tips for managing my hundreds of photos, I learnt a host of useful and life-changing ways to use my Mac more efficiently. LB, London

He is a patient teacher and even answered one post-course problem in the middle of the night from a river bank while he was out fishing!! PS his wife bakes brilliant cookies. CGC, Gloucestershire.

After just a few hours tuition, I no longer have to bother my children for help with my photos and he inspired me with enough confidence that I produced a whole iPhoto book of my daughter's 21st Birthday Party which was hugely successful and made a wonderful present. LB, Oxon.

I always found using my computer rather nerve wracking, but after a day spent at one of Tim Lawson's courses I felt so much more confident and able to navigate around my Mac. He is a great teacher who makes it seem easy and above all fun. I would recommend Tim Lawson to anyone who wants to increase their confidence and productivity. Tim has always been prepared to go the extra mile to help, which is most refreshing in todays frenetic lifestyle especially as far as older people are concerned. IB, Warwickshire.

I was completely at a loss with my new back-up drive but with help from Tim Lawson, in this case over the telephone and using a magical thing called Team Viewer, he was able to diagnose the problem - a fault in the equipment - and take me through the necessary steps to get it all up and running. Brilliant! DS, Essex

After some Mac tuition with Tim Lawson I was able to create my Christmas card list in Address Book - and print the labels - all in a few clicks! Now I have created groups for my bridge club, book group and so on... HP, Glos.

I had just bought myself a MacBook Pro after many years of using Windows and felt that I would benefit from some of Tim Lawson's patient guidance. His tuition really got me on the right track. I felt much more confident and ready to really find out what my Mac could do! GM, Gloucestershire

I have been an Apple Mac user for over 25 years, yet I learned so much from Tim Lawson - in addition to the important stuff, I acquired tips that have made my computer life so much easier. His patient, step-by-step approach to all the basics of working on a computer made everything completely clear, and I realised how little I was getting out of my Mac. I am now using the machine with much more confidence, getting results more quickly, and I'm being more creative. He is a first rate teacher and is absolutely tireless about getting his students to understand what he is teaching. I am looking forward to some iPhoto tuition as a follow-up. LS, London

Tim Lawson is always my first port of call for all things 'Mac'. His patient, reassuring and knowledgeable manner is so useful, especially in stressful moments! He recently talked me through a series of complex operations on the telephone when my Mac would not start after which all was well! JAK, Warks.

I met with Tim Lawson more than once and would highly recommend him. He is very professional, thorough and courteous with a good sense of humour which gives his lessons a very pleasant atmosphere. Tim gave clear instructions with a lot of tips and tricks which save so much time and stress and really help to make using a computer enjoyable. AC-B, Glos.

 Location


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FROM THE EAST

Leave the M40 at Junction 8 to Oxford.  Follow all the signs to Cheltenham (A40).  This road involves several roundabouts, the last having a large BMW garage situated next to it.  After approximately 2½ miles, go straight on at the small roundabout.  Two miles further on you will see 'BARNARD GATE' signed to your right.  THIS IS YOUR SIGN TO SLOW DOWN!  About ¼ mile after that sign, turn left to 'SOUTH LEIGH'.

Follow this very narrow road (through Green Farm) for approximately 1½ miles (beware the blind and sharp bends) until you come to the 'T' junction.  Turn right.  After about 100 yards you will see a new barn conversion (Mill End House) on your right followed after another 100 yards by another barn (The Old Barn).  Turn right IMMEDIATELY after this barn into Station Farm.

FROM THE WEST

Pass Witney on the A40 and about mile after the road changes from dual to single carriageway, turn right signed to 'SOUTH LEIGH'.  This is a dangerous turn, so be close to the centre of the road as you wait for oncoming traffic to allow you to complete the turn.

Follow this very narrow road (through Green Farm) for approximately 1½ miles (beware the blind and sharp bends) until you come to the 'T' junction.  Turn right.  After about 100 yards you will see a new barn conversion (Mill End House) on your right followed after another 100 yards by another barn (The Old Barn).  Turn right IMMEDIATELY after this barn into Station Farm.

FROM THE SOUTH

Either:
Take the A361to Burford and turn right onto the A40 and then follow the instructions above coming from the west.
Or:
Take the A34 heading north and exit at the signs for Cheltenham.  Join the A40 going towards Cheltenham and then follow the instructions above coming from the east.

FROM THE NORTH

Either:
Take the A34 heading south and exit at the signs for Oxford and Cheltenham.  Join the A40 going towards Cheltenham and then follow the instructions above coming from the east.
Or:
Take the A361 or A424 to Burford, up the High Street and turn left onto the A40 at the roundabout and then follow the instructions above coming from the west.

Please contact Tim Lawson for more local directions.

 About / Contact


Tim Lawson has a background in print and design and has used computers in his work for many years.

Having previously used Windows, Tim bought his first Apple Mac in 2005 and soon realised that Apple not only provides excellent security and reliability but is also exceptionally user friendly and intuitive.

He began teaching courses in 2009, having previously been asked to give one-to-one tuition by many clients. Tim particularly enjoys the process of helping previously struggling Mac users get to know their Macs, enabling them to use more of the Mac's potential and above all, have fun with their Mac and increasingly, their iPads and iPhones.

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