Teaching Assistant Cover Letter
If you wish to work with children, or are a person who wishes to create a positive impact in the learning years of a child; Teacher Assistant is the best career for you. These are not actual teachers but people, who with their support services make learning more impactful and simpler for students and teachers. A Teacher Assistant is also known as 'Teacher Aides, Paraprofessionals, Paraeducators, etc'. For being a Teacher Assistant one would need to take up a course in the same. A Teacher Assistant makes learning easier for the children by assisting them in understanding their daily lessons easily, making learning more interesting by making charts or interactive sessions with the guidance of the course teacher, helping students clarify their doubts, assist students in assignments or projects, etc. If this profile excites you, then read the sample Teacher Assistant cover letters given below. These samples will give you an idea of how to present yourself in front of the prospective employer, before you meet him/her in person.
Ruby S. Hall
Chief Sister Mary,
Dear Sister Mary,
I am Ruby .S. Hall and I wish to work as a Teacher Assistant with your school. The advertisement for the same placed in LA Times, dated 12th September 2011, makes me feel that I suit the requirements put forth for this post.
I went through the advertisement thoroughly and understood the requirements mentioned in the advertisement. I am a certified Teacher Assistant, and have been working in this profile since the past 2.5 years. I have worked with kids below 8 years of age, as well as grown-ups aged up to 15-16. Reading and learning new concepts is my hobby. I enjoy working on challenging assignments and projects given to the students, and assist them to give their best. My friendly and caring nature helps students to discuss their doubts and fears with me without any hesitation.
I believe my experience and skills will be very helpful to the students of your school as well. We could discuss this better if you could call me for a personal interview.
Hoping to get your call for an interview soon, and work with you in the near future.
Thanking you in anticipation.
2. Sample cover letter - Teacher Assistant (fresher)
Some small schools might not put the condition of 'experienced candidates' only for this position. Even if you are pursuing a course in the same, or wish to work in this profile after you complete your studies, you can apply and refer to the sample cover letter given below for writing a cover letter for your resume.
Ruby .S. Hall
Chief Sister Mary,
Dear Sister Mary,
I am Ruby .S. Hall, Literature student and this is with reference to the 'Teacher Assistant' job vacancy in your school. I am pursuing a 'Teacher Assistant' course, and pursuing my graduation via distance learning.
I am good at interpersonal communication, and have a strong academic background. I love interacting with children and helping them in their studies. I believe that my interest for working with children and helping them simplify their learning would be beneficial for your school. I am a fresher but I assure that I will not disappoint you with my performance, and you would realize the difference in a single term.
I would be completing my Teacher Assistant course in the next six months. I hope you would judge me based on my interest and skills after meeting me and not make a prejudiced decision based on the condition of 'experience'.
Awaiting your response.
These two sample cover letters for experienced and fresher will be helpful to you to write your letter accordingly. The academic background holds greater importance in case of a 'fresher'. Make a rough draft of your skills and abilities as per the requirements put forth by the employer, and write an effective cover letter.