I'm asking for my guidance counselor to write me a recommendation letter for a college application but since we haven't had much conversation, so I wanted to say
"Since I hadn't had much chance to communicate with you, kindly allow me to elaborate on my learning experiences in hope that you will be able to understand me better."
After this sentence I want to talk about how I moved to a foreign country and faced many struggles but how I worked up my way through the problems.
Does that sentence sound natural? And are there any other way to say this better or formally?
Is it supposed to be "much of a chance"?