Dear Admissions Committee,I have known Ömer for 5 years. I was his math teacher in the classand mathematics olympiad teacher outside the class. With his great conscienceand determination, Ömer demonstrated tremendous effort and growth throughoutthe year and became the inspiration for his friends with both his hard work andpersonality. He has that combination of a positive attitude and the belief thathe can always improve that’s rare in a high school student but soessential to the learning process.
I am confident that he will continue todisplay the same commitment and diligence in everything he does. I highlyrecommend Ömer for admission to your school.He was also the reason why I was at Fatih High School of Science.With his great desire to study olympiad, he had convinced the schooladministration to conduct olympiad studies professionally and prepare them forInternational Olympiad in Mathematics(IMO), therefore I was invited.
I acceptedthe offer especially because of the presence of such a person and passionateyoung men with him. He is respected by his peers and known for his greatpersonality and academic success in the school community.He welcomed the challenges olympiad brought. He challenged hismind deeply with the olympiad’s complex problems. Due to all his hardwork, he became very successful. He truly demonstrated a growth mindset, and heinspired his peers to adopt that valuable perspective, too. His presence alwaysgave his friends a confidence.
His great sense of humor made hard lectures ofolympiad enjoyable both for me and others. I didn’t see such a student in mylifetime that people around are that much bounded to.Due to the conflicts in our country, the way to IMO was closed forÖmer and his friends. I know that his dream was to be a great economist toreally wiggle the world. To achieve that he wanted to study at the US andmathematics olympiad was a great indicator of his success.
But of course, thisisn’t the only indicator of the success. Therefore, he didn’t give up andworked for the National University Entrance Exam at which he became 34th thatis enough to prove his intelligence, and his ability to achieve anything if hefocuses on. I also know that he rejected all the offers in Turkey to go to US.The decision he made was very critisized at the time. But simultaneously, everypeople knew that if Ömer is going for something he will get it. I know see thatdespite the difficulties he faced for about 2 years, he successfully managedthe process until today and have no doubt that he will also be very successfulat college.
Ömer is a gifted, trustworthy, humorous and helpful student andfriend who supports others in and out of the classroom. He was a pleasure tohave in class, and his positive attitude and confidence in himself, even in theface of difficulty, is an immensely admirable asset. I’m confident that he willcontinue to demonstrate the same diligence, perseverance, and optimism that heshowed to us. I strongly recommend this brilliant individual for admission toyour undergraduate program in Economics. Please feel free to contact me withany further questions.Sincerely,Hüseyin Ra?a