Math Teacher Reccomendation

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by Minichan6, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. Minichan6

    Minichan6 Member

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    Hey I was wondering do you guys think if my math teacher has still not typed my Recommendation I should ask another teacher?? I asked her way back in September and we ran in through a bit of trouble of her not receiving the e-mail but I managed to get her the e-mail sent a week later. I reminded her numerous times and she still has not completed it. I figured a lot of students are asking her to write them recommendations but I want to get my packet in early and this is my last part. I was wondering how can I remind her again and rush her to complete it without being rude? or Do you think that I should just go with another teacher? Also can I ask any teachers that I currently have as a senior, I have been in there class for 1 marking period so I don't think that would be enough time for them to really get to know me. Sorry about all the questions and any advice appreciated. One last question :) is a composite score of 29 on the ACT competitive for the Naval Academy and can it make up for a semi low GPA?
     
  2. marvin7794

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    I think a 29 with a high GPA would be helpful. WRT your math teacher, set a deadline or something. If they can't get it done, write one and have them sign it. That's how the real world tends to works anyways.
     
  3. Berkeley0719

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    Although you may have already done so, give your teacher a copy of your "resume" that lists all of your honors and activities along with a cover letter explaining the importance of the recommendation and that it is necessary to submit her recommendation ASAP (include a dated deadline if possible). Then thank her for her time and consideration.

    Follow up a few days later to remind her of your deadline. Good luck!
     
  4. kalyku

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    Hi Minichan- we had some of the same issues with my son and his English teacher rec- we just stayed in constant contact (but in a nice way), then eventually printed the evaluation out from the website and had her complete it that way, then faxed it directly to the academy admissions office. It took a couple of months to finally get her to finish it. We sent a thank you card to her (before she did it), with a little gift card thanking her in advance for spending her free time in the summer doing this. Eventually, it got done! When it was done though, it was AWESOME, lol. My son just got his LOA's from both USNA and USAFA within the past 2 days. His ACT composite score was only 26, but his highest scores for english and math were both 28. His GPA is 3.67. I think they are looking more at the total package- he has played 3 varsity sports, pres. of Key Club (service organization) with a lot of service hours, president of his class all 4 years, National honor society and several other clubs as well- so in answer to your question, YES you can make it in without a 35 on your ACT and a 4.0 GPA- it's about the whole package. Good luck!
     
  5. jennyp

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    My son went through a similar circumstance with getting the school registrar to fill in the required info form. It went on all summer and by the end of September of his senior year, when all that was remaining to be completed on his USNA app was that particular piece, I took matters into my own hands. Met with registrar, then vice-principal:bang:. And, yes, we firmly believed son needed to do all of this himself. Still nothing. So, husband met with vice-prin and calmly explained to her that the only thing lacking in our son's completed application to USNA was maybe 10-15 minutes of her time and he would be happy to wait in her office while she completed the form. (This is the one about size of grad class, how many go to 4 yr schools, etc, not even anything where she needed to know him personally to complete....no recommendation or assessment of him).

    She seemed shocked to see him in her office and did it right then and there.

    So, if necessary, get the 'rents involved. These school folks are hit with many recommendations, etc and some will let them slide. Assuming you have taken all the steps to make it as easy as possible for this teacher to complete the form she has received via email, and have asked repeatedly and explained that the admissions board meets every Thursday and will not consider your application without her recommendation..........if you have exhausted all these, have a parent meet with her. Or the principal. :bang:
     

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