Loudel Woodhead

Loudel W.

Belen, NM
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Simple, efficient and fun way of learning Tagalog through listening and speaking (syllabication). Gradually improve your listening comprehension, vocabulary, pronunciation, sentence structure, and grammar until you eventually reach fluency.

About Loudel W.


My name is Lou. I'm a teacher from the Philippines and now living in the US. I teach Tagalog to people who wants to understand and speak the language better. Tagalog is the basis of Filipino, the standardized national language of the Philippines.

While still living in the Philippines, I taught Home Economics along side Filipino, English, and Science for over 10 years to both secondary and primary students. I also worked part-time as private tutor before landing a regular teaching job in public school.

Whenever I have free time, I love to be able to crochet, cross stitch and sew. I learned this handicrafts when I was 12 and have done several big and small projects for household use or as gifts to members of my family and friends. Learning the basic hand/machine sewing, crochet, fine embroidery art, and cross stitch technique helped me a lot to be more creative and independent in life.

I manage an online shop where I sell my handmade products (mostly crochet) like beanies, scarves, hair accessories, blankets and party giveaways. Occasionally, I accept commissions from people. This opportunity helps me support the education of the kids in my family.

When I'm not busy teaching, I spend most of my time in the garden and admire the flowers and vegetables I grow. I also enjoy cooking and serving delicious meals for me and my husband.


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31 Reviews
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Great experience. Helped me start a crochet pattern I was not able to read. Very flexible with time.

Posted Dec 5, 2020
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Very helpful and insightful, patient and kind. Good mix of history, culture, and language!

Posted Nov 29, 2020
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Loudel was such a patient teacher when I was learning Tagalog. She catered her lessons to me, as she was aware that I grew up with tagalog speaking parents. In addition, growing up as a Filipino-American, she provided me with a short history lesson in the beginning to help me understand how the language was derived. I really appreciated this! Loudel is also patient and sends you lessons and documents to use and practice with! I would recommend Loudel to anyone who is trying to learn Tagalog!

Posted Nov 24, 2020
Abigail Villagomez
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Loudel does an amazing job of helping me understand the lessons. I've only started recently but I really enjoy learning with her and she is definitely helping me understand the language better!

Posted Nov 22, 2020
Jeannette McNeill
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Loudel was a pleasure to work with. She was very patient, helpful and knowledgeable about crochet. I would definitely book with her again!!

Posted Nov 22, 2020
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Lou was a fabulous teacher I would recommend to anyone learning Tagalog. She is friendly and patient. She is also tremendous at teaching grammar, an area I struggled with the most.

Posted Oct 17, 2020
Rodney M.
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Loudel, was great for my first session and she seems to take her time and instruct in a clear way where you can understand the meaning and history of the language

Posted Sep 29, 2020
Austin R.
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Loudel is awesome!! She is so helpful and creates a safe environment that allows you to not be afraid to mess up and correct it. 10/5 rating! Maraming Maraming Salamat po!

Posted Jul 18, 2020
Parker S.
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My son has truly enjoyed his Tagalog classes with Ms. Lou. He now enjoys watching The Filipino Channel with his grandparents. Such precious moments!

Posted Jul 18, 2020
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She's amazing. If you're serious about learning the language and not just memorizing words and phrases to impress people when you visit The Philippines, Loudel is the instructor you're looking for. She teaches the language as if she were teaching a formal class, starting with the basics of the alphabet and the history of the language, and slowly incorporating more advanced concepts and grammar. There is also a huge stress on proper pronunciation. Helpful assignments/homework are provided to reinforce concepts, and she tests both writing and speaking ability at certain intervals as well.

Loudel is a VERY professional and effective teacher. Because of these lessons, I can honestly say that I can not only speak/write/read/understand Tagalog, but I understand how the language works, which makes learning additional content much easier.

I strongly encourage anyone serious about learning Tagalog to choose Loudel as their teacher. She'll make it happen.

P.S. Also, she's really fun to learn from. Loves to joke and insert bits of linguistic and cultural trivia from time to time. Great sense of humor and very friendly!

Posted Jul 16, 2020
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Loudel is awesome! She is very detailed in her explanation of different grammar/vocabulRy concepts, and I appreciate the informstion about different aspects of Filipino culture. Loudel makes learning Tagalog a lot of fun. I highly recommend her to anyone.

Posted Jul 16, 2020
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Explains crochet basics well for my 11 year-old to understand and practice.

Posted Jun 13, 2020
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Loudel has been great with my kids! My kids need to learn Tagalog, so she has lots of patience with them. She is really committed to making sure they understand and retain the information. Her learning material is helpful!

Posted Jun 12, 2020
Doug W.
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Thank you very much it was fun and I’m ready to learn

Posted Jun 8, 2020
Steven S.
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I am enjoying my lessons and Loudel is very flexible when I need to move my am appointments because of work conflicts.

Posted May 14, 2020
Carie and Courtlyn. M.
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Loudel is a natural teacher. She not only teaches in a way that is easy to understand and build on, but gives much needed insight into the historical aspect of how Tagalog has evolved in your first lesson. Her knowledge of how you can connect the grammatical rules of English and Spanish are also beneficial in helping make connections. In order to get the most from your lessons, immerse yourself in the resources she sends you ahead of your lesson. More importantly, relax and enjoy your session! You have chosen an excellent instructor.

Posted May 2, 2020
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Absolutely wonderful teacher. Great lessons, professional handouts. I couldn’t have asked for a better Tagalog teacher.

Posted Apr 21, 2020
Shanell Brown B.
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Loudel has been very patient with my son. She takes the time to explain herself and tutors in a way that is easy for my son to understand. She has made the process very comfortable for him.

Posted Apr 20, 2020
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Hello everyone!

I just started taking lessons with Loudel and it has been a pleasant experience so far. She is a native speaker, but also able to translate and communicate clearly the different nuances and details of the language into English. I grew up around Tagalog, and the way she explains and goes over the material is wonderful. She exhibits much patience, understanding and encouragement throughout the lesson. I highly recommend as she is very thorough in reviewing her provided materials and a skilled instructor.

I'm excited to continue this course and hope to reach a decent level of fluency soon with her help! Maraming salamat to TakeLessons for this pairing. Magaling mag-tuto siya!

Posted Apr 20, 2020
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Loudel is a patient teacher who explains each step. Our 8 year old daughter had a little trouble with technique but understood the steps and instructions. She is excited to try crochet again when she is a little older!

Posted Apr 20, 2020
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Loudel is an amazing teacher! She individualizes her lessons for each student and works with your learning style. She has really gone above and beyond to help me learn more than Tagalog, but also facets of Filipino culture and accurate pronunciation. She has been very welcoming in every lesson, sending information emails that even include audio clips! I would recommend her to anyone.

Posted Apr 18, 2020
Corentin V.
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magaling !!
Great teacher! Started learning with Lou after going with another one - not as good. Lou is great and patient. She makes learning fun and interesting! Highly recommended :)

Posted Apr 12, 2020
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I really enjoy my lessons with Loudel! She works closely with the students needs and skill level. The course she tailors to me is very informative and useful in different contexts. Loudel is very warm and friendly. I look forward to our lessons and feel that I am learning in a fun and productive way!

Posted Apr 6, 2020
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Lou is a fantastic teacher very patient and she gives a ton of cultural insight that helps guide how you understand the language.

Posted Mar 23, 2020
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Magaging na teacher at mahusay ang pag turo ni Mrs W. Na Toto ang anak ko at masaya na marunong na sya ng basic Tagalog, e toloy toloy pa nya ang pag aaral ng Tagalog Kay Mrs W. Salamat sa pag teach nya. Mahusay at Clair na madaling maintindihan.

Salamat ng marami,

Posted Feb 16, 2020
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She genuinely excited to teach and help learn. Very sweet and friendly. Excited for my class!

Posted Jan 17, 2020
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Teacher Loudel is really good with her craft. She is an experienced professional teacher. The quality of work she does shows on all her finished products. Teacher Loudel has the ability to individualize instruction, based on her student's interests, abilities and needs. She possesses strong people skills and she is sensitive to her students' specialized and changing needs. In addition to her proven ability to develop rapport with her student/s, Teacher Loudel is motivated, high-energy trainor with demonstrated track record in fostering student learning. My one-on-one lesson with her in crocheting was amazing. I highly recommend her.

Posted Dec 23, 2019
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Highly recommend

Posted Dec 13, 2019
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She's a wonderful teacher! She helped me learn more about the Filipino culture. I highly recommend her.

Posted Dec 13, 2019
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Highly recommended.

Posted Dec 12, 2019

Loudel I'd very skilled at explaining the necessary steps involved with the ctsgt of crocheting.

Posted Dec 11, 2019

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Mar 2020 - Present


After School Program

Sep 2016 - May 2017

The Salvation Army Southern Nevada

After School & Summer Program

Teacher I / ALS Implementer
Aug 2007 - Jun 2014

Depad - Manila

I handled Grade 1 & Grade 4 classes teaching general subjects. I also worked as Implementer in Alternative Learning System, an Accreditation and Equivalency Test program of the Department of Education in the Philippines that helps out-of-school youth and overage adults to continue their studies and obtain diplomas in elementary and/or secondary level.

Substitute Teacher
Nov 2003 - Apr 2004

DepEd - Manila


Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in Home Economics
Jun 1996 - Mar 2000

Philippine Normal University

Bachelor in Mass Communication
Jun 1994 - Oct 1996

Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (University of the City of Manila)



Professional Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Substitute Teacher Certificate
Nov 2014

Hawaii Department of Education

Completed instruction for Substitute Teacher Course.
Certificate of Registration
Apr 2001

Professional Regulation Commission (Board for Professional Teachers)

Professional Teacher (Secondary)


Member of the Week
Jul 2016


Editor's Choice
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Editor's Choice
Dec 2015


Editor's Choice
May 2015


Certificate of Recognition
Mar 2013

DepEd - Manila (Andres Bonifacio Elementary School)

Certificate of Recognition
Mar 2013

DepEd - Manila (Andres Bonifacio Elementary School)

Certificate of Recognition
Mar 2013

DepEd - Manila (Andres Bonifacio Elementary School)

Certificate of Recognition
Sep 2012

DepEd - Manila (Bureau of Alternative Learning System)

Certificate of Recognition
Mar 2012

DepEd - Manila (Andres Bonifacio Elementary School)

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