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Dear Mr. /Mrs. /Ms. (Manager’s Name)
I was pleased to learn of your need for an English Teacher. I have ample experience in applying appropriate teaching and assessment methodologies, and am expert at designing and developing educational objectives and preparing teaching material. I am prepared to become an immediate team player within your organization.
The following are highlights of my skills and accomplishments:
- Presently working at Pathways Primary School as an English teacher relied upon to assess and look after 150+ students throughout the term.
- Possess an ability to communicate complex information in an understandable way students can easily comprehend.
- Prior experience of adopting distinctive teaching methodologies, documenting all lessons, organizing healthy group discussions, and mentoring troubled students.
- Previously employed with Mount Hill Secondary School where I successfully increased the writing and reading comprehension test scores by 16% over three years.
My strong initiative and exceptional organizational skills, combined with my ability to work well under pressure, allow me to play a crucial role in fast-paced teaching environment. Furthermore, I am capable of simplifying lesson plans to achieve curriculum objectives, without sacrificing quality. I believe I will reach and improve upon your school’s education standards.
Enclosed is my resume for your review. I welcome the opportunity to discuss with you personally how my skills and strengths can best serve your institution.
T: Phone number
E: email address
The number of “key bullet points” you include on your cover letter should be between 2-4 and should not exceed 5
Including numerical quantification is a great way to make both resumes and cover letters stand out to readers. The above sample does this by stating that test scores were “increased by 16% over three years”. Consider reviewing your work history and trying to find an achievement that can be represented in numbers.
Note many of the above key bullets begin with targeted action verbs. Starting with action verbs is key in grasping HR attention and holding it through the duration of the bullet point. Consult this complete list of action verbs for ideas on how to start your own bullet points.
Wrap your key bullet points with an introductory paragraph, an optional descriptive paragraph or two, or several key bullet points, ending with a closing paragraph and request for follow-up interview.
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Dear Hiring Professional,
As a highly skilled Foreign Language Teacher, I read your posting for a new Foreign Language Teacher with interest. My experience aligns well with the qualifications you are seeking at Weston Academy, in particular my role as Foreign Language Teacher for Spanish at the New Cityland Public Schools, and I am certain I would make a valuable addition to your organization.
With more than seven years’ experience as a Foreign Language Teacher, I am adept in developing and implementing curriculum, managing classrooms, and helping students advance their understanding of Spanish language and culture. Moreover, while my on-the-job experience has afforded me a well-rounded skill set, including first-rate people and administrative abilities, I excel at:
- Increasing student concentration, participation, and accountability.
- Creating hands-on curriculum to promote interest.
- Designing creative lesson plans and utilizing diverse technology.
- Tutoring and mentoring individual students.
In addition to my experience and personal qualities, I have a solid educational foundation and a passion for teaching. I am extremely enthusiastic about Weston Academy’s focus on cultural immersion and would welcome the opportunity to contribute to your ongoing success as a top learning institution in California.
Please review my attached resume for additional details regarding my expertise and career achievements. I will follow up to request an appointment to discuss how my experience and background meets your needs.
Thank you for your time and consideration.