Teaching Personal Statement*
Explain why you want to become an instructor and demonstrate your strengths, skills and suitability for teaching. Before drafting your teaching personal statement, think carefully about what training providers will want to know, such as:
i. Why do I want to teach? – show that you know about the challenges and rewards of teaching. Maybe talk about any lessons you have observed/taught, what went well and how you would have improved on them. Discuss teaching styles used and the use of technology.
ii. Why do I want to teach at this level (MAA Continuing Education)? – what appeals to you, use examples of your experience with this group.
iii. What are my strengths? – Include the relevance of your education and subject knowledge.
iv. What experience do I have? – Include related work/volunteer experience such as leadership, board member of associations and/or other experiences. Give examples of how this developed your teaching skills.
v. What personal skills/abilities do I have? – for example initiative, resilience, practical experience, creativity, time management, managing people, organizational skills, listening skills, leading or working in a team and dependability.