The first paragraph of the recommendation letter explains your connection to the person you are recommending, including how you know them, and why you are qualified to write a recommendation letter to recommend employment or graduate school.
I am writing this letter of reference and recommendation for G_ A_, a fine young man I have had the pleasure of knowing for 7 years as a friend and business associate of his parents. On a direct level, I was asked to tutor G_ over a summer because he wished to learn Trigonometry and his school didn’t offer an in-depth class. I was initiating a career move to my current field of education after my years of computer programming and engineering. G_ and I met twice a week for 2 1/2 months exploring and working through Trig basics and more.
The second paragraph of the recommendation letter contains specific information on the person you are writing about, including why they are qualified, what they can contribute, and why you are providing a reference letter. If necessary, use more than one paragraph to provide details.
I am pleased to say that our Trig sessions have been a highlight of my tutoring experience. G is not only dedicated and capable; he is a fun kid. He exhibits a maturity beyond his years and yet isn’t too serious, either. His attitude towards spending summer days to study math was refreshing and impressive.
I would recommend GA without reservation to be considered as a scholarship candidate.
Professional Tutor of Mathematics
Well? Why am I getting the idea I should combine them somehow? I think I like the first one…