Companies do not only want statistics when they hire personnel – they need to assess candidates’ passions, character and goals before they make important hiring decisions. No one knows more about an individual’s passion or goals than a teacher which is why many companies ask for recommendation letters from teachers so that they can analyze how well an individual will work in an office environment. A teacher’s recommendation is also important for students who have just graduated from a collage or a university and are in the process of finding their first job.
However, teachers do not only write recommendation letters for the purpose of assisting students in attaining jobs. A university might also want an applicant to provide a recommendation from a teacher. As a teacher, you are providing an important service for your students who intend to enroll in a college or university course so it is up to you to provide glowing recommendations.
The first part of a recommendation letter needs to chart out your relationship with the student. In the second part of the letter, you need to give details of what the student’s goals are and how he worked towards them while he was in your class. You need to be careful not to generalize information here; if the student you are providing a recommendation for is a kind individual, write it with an example.
December 20, 2014
To Whom It May Concern
It is my pleasure to write this letter of recommendation for Terry Robe whom I have taught English Literature for four years at the Kansas City School. Terry has excelled in all areas of English Literature and has a special grasp on drama.
Terry has a mature thought process and approaches his subject with an astute sense of objectivity which is not very common in students of literature these years. He has the capacity to understand English literature to the epitome of formal and conceptual refinement. This capability led him to land a TA (teacher’s assistant) position for two years at which he excelled considerably.
As Terry’s school ends, he aspires to obtain a degree in English Literature for which he is well prepared. Looking ahead to his college years, I am positive that he is ready to tackle the challenges that a higher degree curriculum will offer.
With utmost confidence, I recommend Terry to your college for a Bachelor’s program. Please do not hesitate to contact me at (111) 111-1111 if you have any questions.
Teacher, Kansas City School
21 New Ave, Kansas CIty, KS 21000