“Carpe diem! Seize the day! Make your lives extraordinary,” says the enigmatic professor (played by Robin Williams) of the movie Dead Poets Society. His unorthodox method of teaching has awakened his students and ignited their inextinguishable passion for life and poetry. We all have this one, or more, professor who inspires us to discover ourselves and to be dauntless in pursuing our dreams.
If you are fortunate enough to have been moved by the guiding hands of such a professor, then it is only proper that you let him/her know how much he/she has changed your life, opinions, self-confidence, and worldviews. Don’t know how to start writing a thank-you letter to your professor? Here, we have downloadable Sample Letters that can serve as your guides in letter-writing. Scroll down below and download our templates.
Thank-You Letter to Teacher from Student Example
End of the Year Thank-You Letter to Teacher from Student
Thank-You Letter to Teacher from Student Sample
Importance of Saying Thank You to Your Professor
Whether you are still under the mentorship of an inspiring professor or you have already completed the course that he/she has taught you in the past, it is never too late to express how thankful you are for the way they have shown you the right path and equipped you with the right metaphorical tools to help you surmount whatever obstacle that comes between you and your north star (dreams, goals, ambitions).
There are several reasons why you need to send a thank-you letter to your professor/teacher once you’re done with his/her course and some of those are the following:
- To solidify your bond beyond the classroom setting. When you cultivate the emotional connection between you and your inspiring professor, you are opening the line for more mentoring opportunities. You may be able to tap on this bond in times of dire need such as when you need someone to write you Recommendation Letters for College, or when you simply need a guiding hand to help remove the ominous clouds that darken your mind.
- To encourage him/her to keep on inspiring future students. This way, you will feel a sense of fulfillment at the thought that numerous students will benefit as much as you have from your professor’s guidance.
- To express genuine gratitude. The root of your gratitude could be anything:
- It could be for the fact that you were able to learn the subject more thoroughly because of the comprehensive and effective method that your professor has used in the classroom setting.
- How your professor encouraged you to discover yourself and challenge your limitations. This reason may be more abstract and existential, but this is the most gratifying reason of all. Be sure to send this only when your life has truly turned 360 degrees on the more enlightened path due to your professor’s mentorship or even friendship.
Thank-You Letter to Teacher from a High School Student
Thank-You Letter to Teacher from Former Student
Teaching a subject matter to students with varying degrees of interest and motivation to learn the subject is a difficult enough undertaking as it is. Can you imagine how immensely passionate and caring your teachers really are for spending more time and effort in molding your character in order to form a morally upright and self-aware individual? Indeed, igniting a spark within the latent depths of a student’s being is a tremendously commendable feat.
That is why it is essential that you craft a thoughtful letter to your professor, and if you want more ideas how to write such a letter, refer to our collection of Thank-You Letters to Teacher.
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