Cara Abulencia Melloh, Founder

Cara Abulencia Melloh is a 2nd generation Filipino-American.  After graduating from UC Berkeley at the Haas School of Business with a degree in Business Administration and obtaining an MBA from USC, she worked in finance at a number of entertainment studios including Showtime and The Walt Disney Company.  She left the entertainment world as the VP of Financial Planning and Analysis at Paramount Television to focus on her children.  Cara started Tagalog Kids to create a playful and challenging environment where children (including her own) would be proud and happy to learn Tagalog, as well as gain a deep understanding and appreciation of the Filipino language and culture.

Melo Jean-Yap- Tagalog Teacher, Pasadena

A native Tagalog speaker, Tita Melo is currently at UCLA obtaining her PhD in Education.  She has many years experience in community outreach and in the health field, and was a teacher's assistant for the Filipino (Tagalog) language program at UCLA. 

Anne Villegas - Tagalog Teacher, Los Angeles

A native Tagalog speaker, Ate Anne is a graduating student taking up Linguistics at UCLA. While at UCLA, she has been involved with numerous Pilipino events such as the annual Samahang Pilipino Cultural Night.  She enjoys singing with her choral group every Tuesday and Thursday night, singing songs ranging from some mainstream American music to Tagalog ballads.

Glo Bugay - Tagalog Teacher, Artesia/Lakewood

Tita Glo is a first-generation Filipino-American who speaks fluent Tagalog!  She holds a Bachelor's degree in Linguistics from UCLA and a Master's degree in Special Education from Cal State Long Beach.  She has been teaching for the past 17 years, and truly loves being a teacher! 


Tagalog Kids is a Tagalog school geared towards children of all ages.  Our vision is to create an environment where children fall in love with learning Tagalog through a creative and stimulating curriculum.  

At Tagalog Kids, the students will discover the joy of learning Tagalog, and also develop a lifelong passion and appreciation for the Filipino language and culture.