Worried about word choice - bad impression - teachers' resume

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I am worried about using the word "inadequate" on the cover letter of this resume.  Fear describing my elementary teachers as inadequate will give a bad first impression.  Should I use a different word entirely or reword entire sentence?

 

Sentence is as follows:

 

 I have had a passion for education since I was in elementary school; seeing firsthand how an inadequate teacher can affect a child’s learning has made me strive to be the best possible teacher I am capable of being.

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I would replace the semicolon with a period and start a new sentence.  The thoughts expressed aren't connected enough to require being in the same sentence, and this makes it very wordy.  I don't see a problem with 'inadequate', but if you are worried about it, use it as a comparison with a good teacher.  This makes it a more positive statement.

 

I have had a passion for education since I was in elementary school.  Seeing firsthand the difference between an inadequate teacher and a great teacher has made me strive to be the best possible teacher I am capable of being.

link comment answered Apr 07 at 14:40 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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