Letter Sample #141 – Apply for the assistant teacher post in a school

GT Writing Task 1 (Letter Writing) Sample # 141

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have recently seen a job vacancy announcement on a school website for the post of assistant teacher. You would like to apply for the position.

Write a letter to the headmaster of the school. In your letter,

  • mention why you are writing
  • why you are interested in working as a teaching assistant
  • what qualifications and skills makes you a suitable candidate for the post

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam,


Model Answer:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to apply for the teaching assistant position advertised on your website. I am hoping that you would spare a few of your precious moments to talk to me in a formal interview to further discuss my candidacy and suitability for the post.

I am very much interested in working as a teaching assistant in your renowned school because I would like to continue to develop my teaching skills while creating a challenging and fun learning environment for students. The middle school age group, that your school primarily teaches, is particularly appealing to me because they are very impressionable, interested in learning, and open to new concepts.

I am very well qualified and would be an asset to the school because of my experience working as a teaching assistant for two renowned schools in our city. I have worked with both elementary and middle school teachers, as well as with camp directors to develop curricula that meet the needs of students. I enjoy tutoring students and helping them build confidence in their ability to achieve, both academically and socially. In addition, I have artistic and computer skills that will be an asset when developing class projects.

Thank you for considering my application. I would highly appreciate the opportunity to meet you in an interview and discuss further. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours faithfully,

Helen Vinh

3 Comments to “Letter Sample #141 – Apply for the assistant teacher post in a school”

  1. Dear Sir or Madam,

    I am writing this letter in regards to the recent advertisement for the open position of teacher’s assistant in your school. I am very excited to have a chance to work in your renowned education facility, which has a good reputation and an experienced teaching staff.

    I am from a teacher’s family – both my parents are teachers. I have solid teaching experience as well. As your school is well-known in our hometown and equipped with a range of cutting-edge educational equipment, I will definitely enjoy and benefit from working in your school where I will have the opportunity to use all advanced technology in the teaching process.

    I have relevant educational background and teaching experience. I did my graduation and post-graduation degree from a reputed university in our country and my major was ELT. I have three years of experience in teaching high-school students. So I believe that I will be a valuable asset to your school, which eventually will benefit both of us. I enjoy teaching and mentoring students and I pay special attention and effort to weak students, who often find it difficult to comprehend complex subjects.

    I hope to meet you and discuss the teaching assistant position in a formal interview.

    Yours faithfully,

    Farkhad Farid

  2. This website is very helpful. Thank you so much.

    1. It’s always inspiring to hear from you. Your positive (and sometimes negative also) feedback is helpful to us.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.