When writing a letter of interest for the position of a Teaching Assistant, you need to ensure that your education and skills as an effective Teaching Assistant are reflected in the letter. Remember that you are using the letter of interest to apply for a potential opportunity which is not yet advertised but could be advertised in future.
Teaching Assistant Job Description
Teaching assistants work in support roles in schools. They assist both teachers and students by preparing learning environments, managing learning materials and performing classroom instructions. Teaching assistants are important for a number of reasons, the prime one being that they perform extra tasks of teachers so that lead teachers can concentrate solely on teaching activities.
There are a number of duties that a teaching assistant is expected to perform; planning lessons, monitoring students, managing behavior and of course, assisting in developing and implementing individualized curriculum. They also act as substitute teachers in the absence of lead teachers which is why they are required to keep up with all that is going on in the class on a constant basis. Recruiters look for candidates who possess at least a bachelor’s degree, preferably in education; a CDA certification goes a long way to help a candidate’s eligibility for this position.
Teaching Assistant Letter of Interest Sample
8930 Province Road
Strafford, NH 73900
July 27, 2013
Ms. Heather Oldman
Amphitheater Public School
7833 Reservoir Road
Strafford, NH 67399
Dear Ms. Oldman:
Amphitheater Public School is recognized as one of best educational institutes in New Hampshire with a multitude of opportunities for both students and teachers. The educational culture that you have created is a class apart and it shows in the students who graduate from your school. I heard that some positions of teaching assistants would be available at your school district in near future and am positive to be considered for the same.
I would like to contribute to the success of your school utilizing my strong knowledge of individualized curriculum development and lesson planning expertise. I have a proven capability of working closely with students to determine their strengths and weaknesses and possess the insight to adjust work plans according to them. Moreover, I posses an acute expertise in performing clerical and data entry tasks using MS Office Suite, Internet and other computer applications.
Creating and implementing lessons for classrooms is something I have done extensively, and also, I am able to provide individual attention to students. Since I hold a Child Development Associate certification, I am well versed in managing behavioral issues and can get hold of the classroom in the absence of the lead teacher.
I would like to reinstate my interest in obtaining a Teaching Assistant position at Amphitheater Public School as I deem myself qualified to handle the demands of the job. My resume is enclosed for review and I can be reached at (222) 222-2222 if you need any further information.
Thank you for your time and consideration.