Letters of intent are written in different ways, depending on the situation that they are being written for.
For instance, a letter of intent for a property deal will include legal jargon, a subject matter, and probably many bullet points, outlining the terms and conditions of the deal.
A teaching aide letter of intent is also written to apply for a job. In such a case, it is used as a cover letter that has not been advertised publicly.
So basically, a letter of intent (or letter of interest as it is sometimes called) is an applicant’s way of finding out if a possible opportunity can arise within an organization.
The content of a letter of intent, in this case, is not much different from that of a standard teacher aide cover letter. In most standard cover letters, you mention where you heard about the open position – job advertisements, online job portals, and referrals are common avenues.
In a letter of intent, there is no source for this information, so you are basically hitting an arrow in the dark.
What is the efficacy of looking for a job like this? It is a brilliant idea to write a letter of intent!
The company might not want to advertise an opening publically but may still need to hire someone. And you can hit that jackpot!
Here is a sample letter of intent for a teacher aide position:
Sample Letter of Intent for a Teacher Aide Position
98 N. 5th Street
Waukee, IA 10784
bonnie @ email . com
May 3, 2019
Mr. Scott Digger
La Petite Academy
88 Booneville Road
Waukee, IA 12012
Dear Mr. Digger:
I am writing to inquire of a possible Teacher Aide position at La Petite Academy. As an experienced teacher aide, with a strong background in supporting and maintaining student care programs in accordance with curriculum directives, I believe that my candidacy will be of interest to you.
If you look through the list of my qualifications, you will be able to gauge my suitability for an immediate position or one when it is available:
- Demonstrated expertise in maintaining individual goals, plans, and assessments on assigned students.
- Special talent for creating a warm, caring and safe environment to support students’ learning objectives.
- Adept at responding sensitively to the interests, requests, and needs of individual students.
- Track record of actively engaging students in developmentally appropriate activities.
I would appreciate an interview and I am available at your convenience. Please call me at (000) 555-3421 if you need to reach me. Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to meeting with you soon.