Teaching assistant cover letter
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As a teaching assistant, you know the value of the ability to multitask—so should your cover letter. To be considered for top teaching assistant jobs, your cover letter must demonstrate your skills and experience, as well as your passion for your students. For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for a teaching assistant, or download the teaching assistant cover letter template in Word.
Additionally, you can learn about education careers and look for teaching assistant jobs on Monster.
Teaching assistant letter template
Sometown, CA 55555 l (555) 555-5555 l firstname.lastname@example.org
August 10, 2017
Ms. Sherry Martin
ABC School District
55 Orange Circle
Sometown, CA 55555
Re: Teaching Assistant, Advertised on Monster
Dear Ms. Martin:
I am a high school graduate with multilingual fluencies (English, Mandarin, American Sign Language); experience as a classroom aide; certifications in First Aid, CPR and Nonviolent Crisis Intervention®; and a love for working with children diagnosed with special needs. These qualifications make me well-suited for your teaching assistant opening advertised on Monster.
Raised in the U.S. by immigrant parents, I have benefitted greatly from my upbringing in which both English and Mandarin were spoken in our home. After my younger brother was diagnosed with profound deafness, I was first in the family to learn American Sign Language (ASL). Before long I was tutoring my brother, parents and other family members in ASL fundamentals, and these circumstances cemented my passion for teaching, linguistics and early childhood education that has only grown over time.
In high school, I was selected for a yearlong internship serving as a part-time classroom aide assisting pre-K and Kindergarten teachers three afternoons per week. I gained experience working with students with a range of disabilities and learning differences within an inclusive classroom setting, and engaged young learners in activities to optimize their understanding of lessons presented.
I am motivated to become a professional educator. After I have completed the first year as a teaching assistant, I intend to pursue a bachelor’s degree in elementary education part-time while continuing to work as a teaching assistant. My long-term goal is to serve ABC School District as a full-time educator for years to come.
To arrange a meeting, please contact me at (555) 555-5555 or email email@example.com. Thank you for your time.
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Teacher Assistant Cover Letter
Teacher Assistants collaborate with head teachers and help them provide instruction to students. These employees are responsible for students’ both educational and social development; typical duties of a Teacher Assistant include: helping to implement lesson plans, assisting children who need additional support, maintaining props, supervising activities, ensuring classroom control, organizing events, performing clerical duties, updating their job knowledge, and supervising support staff.
A sample cover letter for Teaching Assistant should emphasize the following qualifications:
- Teaching and coaching skills
- Supervisory abilities
- Being able to cope with challenging behavior
- Stamina and resilience
- Experience working with children
- Relationship building
- Strong reading, numeracy, and writing skills
- Computer competences
- Effective communication
Below is presented an example cover letter for Teacher Assistant showcasing comparable skills.
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Dear Mr. Farrell:
As a skilled, patient, and enthusiastic professional with experience serving as a successful elementary school teacher’s assistant, it is my pleasure to submit the enclosed resume for your review. My background and organizational talents position me to significantly impact Happy Glen Elementary School.
My teaching assistance experience includes classroom organization, student relationship building, lesson and material preparation, extracurricular activity coordination, playground oversight, and general student supervision. My organization, communication, leadership, and team building skills have facilitated productive and efficient classrooms, leading to teacher satisfaction and superior student experiences.
Highlights of my qualifications include:
- Leveraging outstanding interpersonal skills along with warm and caring demeanor to build trusting relationships with students from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures.
- Coordinating activities and lessons for K-5 elementary children while communicating closely with teachers to identify needs and determine best next steps to efficiently and successfully meet their goals.
- Excelling within multitasking environments while maintaining focus on maximum organization and student enjoyment.
- Preparing to achieve a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Connecticut College.
With my previous experience, I am well prepared to thrive in a teacher’s assistant position at Happy Glen Elementary and exceed your expectations. I look forward to discussing my qualifications in further detail. Thank you for your consideration.