Joe Brown referred me to you concerning an open position as a literacy tutor for the students at ABC School. I would like to be considered for this position because I have the background and, more importantly, the focus and passion to do the job well.
I have been a substitute and assistant teacher at ABC School for the last four years. During that time I have taught sixth and seventh grade students reading, writing, spelling and grammar. I have also helped teach all ESL student ages 11-14 the fundamentals of written and spoken English.
What has really prepared me for the position you're offering, however, is the unquenchable enthusiasm I have for this line of work. Literacy is not simply about grammatical rules, conjugations and past participles. It's about finding a fun or exciting way to make information relevant for students, and about creating a safe environment where they can make mistakes and learn. Through art, songs, repetition and conversational games, I have helped many students gain a deeper understanding of language than just basic memorization.
Thank you for considering me for this position. I will contact your office next week so that we can set up a time to discuss my application further. Please feel free to contact me at any time, using the above information.
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