3 Reasons You Should Get to Know Your Teachers

on May 17, 2016

You see your teachers almost every day of the week, but are you making the most of this time? It’s not enough to simply be a student in class; forging great relationships with your teachers can really have its benefits!

Benefit #1: College Suggestions


You may know exactly where you want to go to college. On the other hand, you may have no idea! When you get to know a teacher well, he or she may be able to recommend schools you may be interested in. Your teachers know a thing or two about college – after all, they’ve already attended and graduated! The more you share about yourself (like where you want to attend school, what you’re interested in studying, and your personal interests), the greater your chances a few teachers will be able to point you in the right direction when it comes to potential colleges.

Benefit #2: Scholarship Insight


Searching for scholarships can be exhausting and anyone could use help doing it! If your teachers know you’re skilled in a certain area or qualified for a certain award, they may be willing to tell you about it. For example, your biology teacher may be impressed with your knack for the subject and be able to tell you about a scholarship program you can apply for.

Benefit #3: Recommendation Letters


Everyone needs a recommendation letter at some point. Whether you’re filling out college, scholarship or internship applications, it’s rare you’ll never be asked to submit a letter of recommendation! Building good relationships with your teachers now ensures they’ll be able to write glowing reviews when you need them.

How Do I Build Good Relationships With My Teachers?


Believe it or not, it just isn’t hard to get along well with your teachers! Do your homework, participate in class, and ask when you need help. Visit during a few office hour sessions, and you’re well on your way to building a strong and valuable relationship with your favorite teachers.

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