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0220 5415209929 jake.c.larson29@gmail.com

May2017,

Towhomitmayconcern,

BasedonmyexperienceasaBoe cherTeacherResidentatWilliamSmithHighSchoolinAurora,Iamqualiedto
becomeafull mesecondarymathema csteacher.Iamcommi edtoprovidingallstudentswithequitableaccessto
qualityeduca onbycrea ngasafeenvironmentwheretheyaresupportedintheiracademicandlifeaspira ons.

MyyearasaBoe cherTeacherResidentaordedmetheopportunitytospendanen reschoolyearinthesame


classroomandschool,givingmeanadvantagebecausenotonlydoIunderstandtheresponsibili esthatateacherhas
onadaily,weekly,andyearlybasis,butIalsoknowthejourneystudentstakeoverthecourseoftheyear.Duetothis
invaluableexperience,IknowIhavethecondenceandadaptabilitytothriveasateacherinmyownclassroom.

OneofthecorevaluesIholdasaneducatoristotreatstudentswithrespectanddignityasapersonrstandforemost.
Thisisdonebyrecognizingthatstudentsaredealingwithacademicstress,andalsohavesocial,emo onal,mental,and
physicalhealththattheyaretryingtobalanceasteenagers.InmyclassesIhavemadeaconsciouseorttobuildgenuine
andauthen crela onshipswithstudentstoshowthatIcarefortheireduca onalsuccessaswellastheiroverallhealth
asaperson.Whenstudentsknowtheyaretrulycaredfor,theyaremorewillingandcommi edtofocusonthecontent.

Asamathteacher,Ibelieveallstudentshavetheabilitytounderstandmathema calconcepts,butsome meslackthe


condenceneededtomakemistakesandstretchthemselvestolearnnewmaterial.AspecicchangeImadeinmy
classeswastoteachstudentstheimportanceofdevelopingagrowthmindset,specicallytowardsmath.Theresultof
thiswasthatstudentsweremoreengagedintheprocessandtheireorttotryimproved,asevidencedbycertain
studentsa emp ngmoreproblemsontestsandexit cketsthanbefore.

AnapproachtoteachingmaththatIholdtrueisprovidingacontextinwhichallstudentsareabletoaccessthemath
content.DuringTrigonometrywestudieddirectconnec onsofmathtotheeldsofphysics,astronomy,engineering,
biology,andsports.W
henlearningaboutexponentsandlogarithms,weanalyzed,modeled,andpredictedthegrowthof
invasivespecies.Learningmaththroughthesecontextsresultedinmorestudentinvolvementinthelearningprocessand
thoroughcomprehensionofthemathcontent,asseeninforma veandsumma veassessments.

Thankyouforconsideringmetobecomeafull meteacher.Idgreatlyappreciateanopportunitytodiscussmy
qualica onsandtforthisdistrict,andIamavailableforaninterviewatyourearliestconvenience.

Sincerely,

JakeC.Larson