In order to convince an employer that you are “the one”, it is important to first convince yourself that you really are. Writing a conventional cover letter for teaching assistant position can make you lose your job – even before you have obtained one. While you are writing your cover letter, make sure that your tone reeks of confidence. But overconfidence is a killer so try to keep a balance.
Remember that editing your own work can be a disappointing. It is almost impossible to critique yourself. Ask for help. You must know someone whose opinion you value. Ask him or her to proofread your letter. Take feedback positively and change what you feel needs to be changed. Don’t stay in a huff about how good you are. As a human being, you are hardly invincible. Give yourself a chance.
Also, when you finish writing your cover letter for teaching assistant resume, read it out loud. This way, you will be able to focus on what you have written as an outsider. Slowly reading any content gives you the chance to detect misplaced words or awkward phrasing. Since you must have been staring at the document for a long time, self-analysis will be hard. Remember to take help.
You should be able to come up with a cover letter such as this:
65 North 8th Street
Mount Washington, KY 10141
Felicity @ email . com
December 3, 2015
Mr. Robert Aniston
231 Flatlick Road
Mount Washington, KY 12738
Dear Mr. Aniston:
My broad background in all aspects of teaching assistance, from clerical work to lesson imparting, coupled with my classroom management skills, are the assets I would like to bring to City School in the role of Teaching Assistant.
Utilizing the following competencies, I will be able to provide effective support to lead teacher:
● Adaptive Materials Development
● Performance Evaluation
● Activities-based Learning
● Classroom Management Support
● Special Needs Assistance
● Behavioral Management
In addition to these, you will find me well able to present subject matter to students according to approved teaching methodologies of the state. As a passionate educationist, my prime objective has always been focused to put students first and this attitude has earned me the title of a “go-getter educationist”.
May we meet in person to discuss details of this position? You can call me at (000) 989-8898 if you need further information, although I will contact you next week to set up a meeting time.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.