Cover Letter – Distance Learning Educator Tech-Savvy

Mr. John Smith
Department Manager
ABC Company
1234 E. Main Street
Any Town, US 55555

Dear Mr. Smith:

I am still pinching myself — a company such as i-Educlips is seeking someone with traditional teaching experience and a background creating software programs to join its team of in-house programmers and online trainers.
During my five years teaching secondary education-level Mathematics, it became clear from the start that the Internet is a powerful learning tool that offers students the convenience of learning at their own pace. It is also a great way to track a student’s progress.
Using my knowledge of Visual Basic, I dabbled with creating simple programs using the many lesson plans I had at my disposal. What started out as an experiment turned into a passion for educational software development.

By the time my third year rolled around, the word spread throughout the district. Soon my lessons were in demand by other Mathematics teachers who found the e-lessons to be indispensable tools that engaged students in the learning process, even reluctant learners!

The e-learning programs also facilitated the delivery of more lessons in a shorter period, allowing more flexibility in the teaching schedule to spend quality time with students. More importantly, students looked forward to using computers in the classroom, the computer lab, and at home. In short, learning was fun!

All of these valuable reasons, coupled with my technical expertise, facilitated my career transition from the high school classroom to the corporate training center at e-Corporate Students, Inc., working behind the scenes and directly with learners. As a result, I learned firsthand what works and what doesn’t.

I miss teaching, and now want to do both!

This position offers the best of both worlds — and I have the best of both skill sets to offer your organization. The idea of working collaboratively with your team of programmers on the development of e-business interfaces, as well as to teach, evaluate and grade students online on proprietary programs for corporate clients is, well, almost too good to be true.

If you feel as I do that I am uniquely qualified to develop and implement online learning curriculums accessed via the Internet and Intranet portals, I would love to chat! I can be reached at 555-XXX-XXXX. I’m certain that our conversation will lead to an in-person interview — and hopefully an offer!

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