This powerful database is ideal for teachers, tutors, and instructors to manage lesson resources (files) for lesson planning.

  • Store student information
  • Manage lesson resources
  • Plan lessons and reuse lesson templates
  • Record student fees, grades,  etc

Teacher’s Companion

Teacher’s Companion is a visually appealing and easy to use lesson management software for teachers, tutors, and instructors. This versatile database solution can assist in the management and record keeping of all aspects of your teaching business. Built from the ground up by teachers, this software keeps record of students and customers, courses, lesson templates, payments, invoices and more.  Built on the FileMaker Go platform for Apple iPhones and iPads.

This solution can easily be tailored to suit your business. With its vast amount of features and flexibility, you can upload your business logo, add an invoice header and footer, and create your own tuition categories, contact types and lesson template keywords. Lesson templates allows you to reuse lesson documents, saving you countless hours of preparation time.

The user interface is elegantly designed and thoughtfully intuitive with an easy learning curve. Built on the highly popular Claris FileMaker platform, Teacher’s Companion is robust, powerful and searching for records is a breeze with results returned almost instantly.

Built on the hugely-popular and super-powerful FileMaker Go app, which is 100% free to download on iOS Apple App store.

Secured Purchase
We use a payment gateway that serves securely over HTTPS via a 256-bit encryption certificate from Symantec.

Fully Integrated Calendar

The Calendar layout allows you to see your teaching timetable, lesson plans, and miscellaneous calendar notes and events. Each lesson plan (i.e. lesson plan, date, start and end time) created in the Courses layout will show in the Calendar. You can also create lesson plans straight on the Calendar itself by first selecting the Course, and then adding the lesson plan details. Once created, this will show under the selected course in the Courses layout. Miscellaneous calendar notes and events are not associated with any lesson plan records and can be created straight on the calendar.

There may be times when you have many lessons booked in a day and this is where printing of lesson plans come in handy. The Calendar has a function that can collate all the lessons for the entire day including individual lesson plans so you can print or even save as a PDF.


Create Contacts

We have recently added storing of student attendance and grades. Keep track of your students attendance records and grading of assignments, tests, and exams. You can even use the Templates section to store assignment or exam papers and link them to the grades section for easy referral.

  • easily create contacts for students or customers
  • add details such as phone numbers, residential and email addresses
  • add student details like age, related contacts and tuition category
  • keep record of lesson payments, as well as any purchases or rentals
  • see the courses your students are enrolled in
  • journal their progress and store lesson materials as files


Manage Courses & Lessons

  • add a single student or a large group of students to a course
  • set default course day and times to use when creating new lesson plans
  • type all your lesson plans and print out the entire schedule for the day
  • import templates, files or website links into lesson plans
  • keep track of all your lesson plan history for future lesson planning


Re-use Lesson Templates

  • import files into your template like pdf, doc, txt, xls and much more
  • open, delete, and re-save imported files
  • insert links into your template for related websites
  • assign the skill level, tuition category and keywords for your template
  • write detailed template descriptions


Create & Send Invoices

  • auto-select a contact from the Contacts section
  • when a contact is selected, contact info is automatically added
  • create invoice notes and footer (footer can be templated)
  • add services or product sales and rentals to an invoice
  • print and save invoices (Mac users can save as a PDF)
  • ability to mark invoice as paid


Generate Reports


Options to Suit Your Needs

  • add your own contact type, which is shown in Contacts
  • create your own levels and keywords, shown in Templates
  • add your own tuition categories, shown in Contacts and Templates
  • customise the default header and footer description for Invoices
  • insert your own business logo (used in invoices and the database)


Powerful Search Mode

Teacher’s Companion

Use as-is for your Teaching, Tutoring or Instructing business.  Customise it further to suit your needs – 100% completely unlocked

Purchase the latest full-featured version of Teacher’s Companion – 100% unlocked for you to customise exactly the way you want.  Suitable for people wanting to use as-is, or customise with the latest Claris FileMaker 19. Claris even provides a free 45-day trial of Claris FileMaker 19.

Need Teacher’s Companion for earlier versions of FileMaker Pro 12+ or higher?

Why not check out: Teacher’s Companion Legacy

100% unlocked so you can modify and add features

This means, you can now delve under the hood of our latest version of Teacher’s Companion PRO and modify the layouts, scripts, and even the database structure. We understand that solutions off-the-shelf may not be perfect for everyone and sometimes customisation is needed to get it just right. An unlocked version allows you to:

  • Further develop the solution to exactly the way you want it
  • Get a head-start customising a ready-made solution without the need to start from scratch
  • Learn how a database solution like Teacher’s Companion PRO is built

Just consider how cost-effective it is be to pay for a solution that covers most bases of your teaching school or business, whilst having the flexibility to customise the database solution further to your exact requirements.

The solution has also been optimised to work on Apple devices (i.e. iPhones and Tablets) running the free Claris FileMaker Go 19 app.

What you get

For your purchase, you are getting the latest Teacher’s Companion developer master file, which is 100% unlocked and built on the rock-solid Claris FileMaker database platform. Teacher’s Companion has been optimised on both the iPad running Claris FileMaker Go 19 and Mac or PC desktops running Claris FileMaker 19.

Claris FileMaker Go 19 on iPadTC-on-iOS

  • Download the Claris FileMaker Go 19 app from the Apple App Store for FREE
  • Open Teacher’s Companion in Claris FileMaker Go 19 on your iPad
  • Transfer files from your Mac or PC to Claris FileMaker 19 using iTunes

Claris FileMaker 19 on Mac or PCTC-on-Mac-OS-Windows

Customisations and developments

We are more than happy to help you customise or develop Teacher’s Companion further to meet your specific requirements. In fact, we may even provide developments pro gratis (i.e. for free), if we feel it would be a good addition to our Claris FileMaker marketplace of useful solutions.

We would love to understand what you are trying to do with Teacher’s Companion, so why not drop us an email via our contact form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 🙂

Teacher’s Companion screenshots

For users, we have provided screenshots of the solution layouts below. For developers, we have also provided brief screenshots of the database structure and script screenshots. Even if you don’t require a Claris FileMaker database solution to manage students and lessons, you will definitely find many useful scripts inside Teacher’s Companion for any other Claris FileMaker development work.

Teacher’s Companion has been developed by a number of professional Claris FileMaker developers for over 10 years. You will find many extremely useful scripts inside this solution that will help you with your own Claris FileMaker developments. For example, we created a smart file upgrade script that allows the solution to self-update to a later version without losing any of the existing table data.

Additional Downloads

End User License Agreement (EULA)  End User License Agreement (EULA)

Important Notes:

The list below are some important notes you will need to consider before purchasing:

  • the solution requires either: Claris FileMaker 19 or the free Claris FileMaker Go 19 on iPhone/iPad
  • the solution is sold as-is
  • there are strictly no refunds
  • we do not provide any support
  • the solution does not have documentation
  • you agree to the End User License Agreement (EULA)