The TJ Admissions Committee is looking for very specific, not general information. The FCPS gives professional development for some middle school teachers on how to write recommendations for TJ students. What if your child’s teacher is not trained, what are some ways your child can do? How can your child help his/her teacher recall specific information when a public school teacher meets with at least one hundredy fifty public school students everyday (i.e. about 25 students per period for a minimum of five periods)?
This service can be done personally, online, file-sharing, Skype or phone conversation to accommodate the schedule of the student.
Teacher Recommendation Private Counseling Sessions. Thirty minutes increment for each student. Advanced registration and payment is required for this.
How it is done:
- Initial personal meeting of one hour with students and/or parents. This may include brainstorming, drafting, and deciding who are the best teachers to ask. We may recommend which documents and evidences need to be highlighted. You will learn what are some of the TJ Admission’s expectations of teacher recommendations and know what your child can do on his/her part.
- Combined email, Skypem, file-sharing (Google Drive) personal and phone converations in 30-minute increments, for two 30-minute sessions. This may include revisions of drafts created by the students. Additional sessions may be purchased at an additional costs.
Final personal or online meeting of 30 minutes with student and/or parents before the submission of teacher recommendation packets to the teacher.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request for an invoice and an appointment.
Teacher Recommendation Requirements
Teacher recommendation brag sheets vary per school, and per teacher. Your child’s chosen recommender might ask him/her to write an essay, fill out graphic organizers, etc.
The TJ Admissions Committee requires teachers to be very specific in citing evidences in their recommendation letters.
What are some of the things your child can do to make your teacher reommendations more specific?
Learn the techniques in our Teacher Recommendation Private Counseling!
Schedule is by individual appointment.