Hello, my name is Hydie Tuldague, and I come from Baguio, the mountainous region in the northern part of the Philippines, which is better known as the summer capital of the Philippines. Since it is in the highlands, the temperature is quite cool. It always surprises many who think that the whole of the Philippines is tropical. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, and I majored in Physical Education as I really love doing various kinds of sports and outdoor recreational activities as well as teaching others to do so. I have taught in both private and public schools in the Philippines. Aside from teaching Physical Education, I also had the opportunity to teach English to students of various nationalities such as Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Taiwanese and Koreans. I gained valuable insights on how we could get along well with others despite the differences in culture, language and age. Moreover, I have also spent some of my weekends and summer breaks teaching children in an NGO in my town as well as in other places. Joining Headstart this year made me see how all my experiences would be very helpful in effectively teaching international students. I am so excited and I am looking forward to having new experiences here while contributing to the growth of this school.