Teaching assistant cover letter
View this sample cover letter for a teaching assistant, or download the teaching assistant cover letter template in Word.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your time.
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Education Assistant Cover Letter
Education Assistants provide support to teachers during the instruction process. These professionals work with students up to the age of 18. Essential responsibilities of an Education Assistant include: helping students with special needs, helping teachers to prepare materials, motivating and disciplining students, joining students during trips and activities, tracking grades and attendance, setting up equipment needed for lessons, enforcing school rules, and reviewing materials with students in small groups.
A successful example cover letter for Education Assistant should highlight the following qualifications:
- Teaching skills
- Supervisory abilities and classroom control
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Being able to adapt to each student’s learning style
- Computer competences
- Imagination and resourcefulness
The sample cover letter beneath mentions similar Education Assistant skills and experience.
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Dear Mr. Poole:
It is with great interest that I submit the enclosed resume in response to your posting for a new Education Assistant at Fairleigh Middle School. As a skilled, enthusiastic, and student-focused professional with experience serving in various student support roles over the past 12 years, I am confident that my ability to offer solid educational guidance and assistance positions me to significantly impact your school in this role.
My experience includes supporting teachers and students throughout the educational process, ensuring successful learning experiences adapted to students’ unique learning needs. From implementing individualized education plans to helping with school activities, I excel in providing overarching support to students with special needs, encouraging participation, class engagement, and improved academic performances. Additionally, my communication, leadership, and time management skills are sure to make a positive contribution to the lives of your students.
Highlights of my qualifications include:
- Communicated closely with teachers, parents, and staff to identify needs, discuss educational and behavioral concerns, and determine best next steps to successfully meet student goals.
- Tutored students—both one-on-one and in small group settings—to help master challenging assignments and reinforce newly learned concepts introduced by teachers.
- Mentored and guided students in topics pertaining to personal, academic, and/or emotional issues.
- Excelled within multitasking educational environments while maintaining an unwavering focus on maximum organization and student enjoyment.
With my previous experience in student support, I am well prepared to thrive in an Education Assistant position at Fairleigh Middle School and surpass your expectations. I look forward to discussing my qualifications in further detail.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Tiana H. Killion