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

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