Requesting a Letter of Reference
You are applying for a job and need a letter of reference from someone who knew you when you were at school.
Write a letter to one of your old teachers asking for a reference. In your letter:
say what job you have applied for
explain why you want this job
suggest what information the teacher should include
Dear Mrs Sweeney
How are you? I hope everything is fine at the school and that you have been well. I still remember the dynamic way in which you taught grammar to me and all of the teacher trainees in your English class. Thanks again for those important lessons.