To Whom It May Concern: As a high school graduate and a prospective college student in the upcoming fall, I have encountered many teachers but have met a very few memorable and inspirational ones. Through this letter, I wish to express my sincere gratitude to Mr. Kim and be a testament to not only his capability as a teacher, but also the personal growth and inspiration that he imparts in his students.
As any typical Linden Akademia testimonials would state, my SAT score has improved drastically—approximately 200 points for both Critical Reading and Writing. However, what’s far more important than these numerical figures that solidify his remarkable knowledge and efficiency in the field, Mr. Kim has constantly reinforced and acknowledged the fact that I could succeed. When I was going through personal doubts about my academic success and other various hardships, he trusted my ability to withstand failures and helped me move forward. He has always been there for me to talk to and trusts my character. As a very close student to him, I can attest to his persistence in instilling passion and drive in his students and the joy he gets from seeing his students succeed. He has gone beyond the stereotypical boundaries of a teacher, and has become a life-long mentor to me.
As of now, I plan to major in psychology at Swarthmore College, I have received a full scholarship. I believe that the knowledge, confidence, and self-assurance that he has empowered me with will continue to guide me even beyond college years. And for that, I am wholeheartedly grateful.
Jong Seok Lee