How to Write a Thank You Letter to Your Teacher

A Thank you letter is a thoughtful way of expressing your gratitude and appreciation for a person. Thank you letter to a teacher can be a nice way of appreciating and admiring your teacher. So in this article, we are going to give you some tips on how to write a thank you letter to your teacher. We will also be presenting you a sample thank you letter to a teacher so that it will be a guideline to you to prepare a letter on your own. The sample letter can be downloaded and modified too.

How to Write a Thank You Letter to Your Teacher

Before starting to write the thank you letter to your teacher, brainstorm and jot down the ideas you have on a piece of paper. Organize your thoughts properly by thinking about the following questions.

What are the positive experiences you had with this teacher?

How has this teacher influenced your life?

What words would you use to describe him or her?

Why do you want to say Thank you?

Start the letter by addressing the teacher formally. Use the same name you use in class. For example,

Dear Mrs. Maitland,

Don’t be too casual. Avoid using the first name. (If you use the first name in class, then it is okay to use the first name)

Hi Mary,  

You can also use the phrase ‘Dear teacher’, but, this letter would not feel personal and specific. 

Thank You Letter to Your Teacher

Look at the notes you made in the brainstorming session. You don’t have to use lengthy, flowery language. Use words you are comfortable with. Be honest and keep it simple. Your letter doesn’t have to be long to be meaningful.

Avoid redundant statements like

I’m writing this letter to thank you.

Simply start by thanking them. Given below are some examples.

“Thank you for being an excellent teacher. I know that teachers like you are not easy to find.”

“I may not have always have shown it, but I’m extremely grateful to have had such a wonderful, kindhearted teacher like you.”

You can use your memories and personal experiences of the teacher in this letter. This will make the letter more specific and personal. Express how this teacher and his or her class made an impact on you.

In the conclusion, thank the teacher again and sign your name. You can also use endings like ‘your truly’, ‘regards’, ‘best regards’, ‘my deepest thanks’, etc. Give your contact information if you want to keep in touch.

When you are writing a thank you letter, keep in mind that a teacher would appreciate a hand written letter.

As always, check your grammar and spelling before sending the letter.

Sample Thank You Letter to a Teacher

Sample Thank you letter for teacher

You can download this letter here – Sample Letter to a Friend

About the Author: Hasa

Hasa has a BA degree in English, French and Translation studies. She is currently reading for a Masters degree in English. Her areas of interests include literature, language, linguistics and also food.


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