Our teachers


Please meet our teachers!






Teacher Tom

My name is Tom. I started working for First Little Step 10 years ago.

I teach various Oxford, Cambridge and Trinity classes and I have a few playgroups as well. I mainly teach Oxford’s RWI and C&W. I think they are great courses and I love teaching them.

In my free time I like to explore Hong Kong. I love hiking, going to wet markets and al fresco dining.


Teacher Andrew

Hey! My name is Andrew. I have been an English Teacher in Hong Kong since 2010. I have a Bachlors degree from Binghamton University and I hold cambridge CELTA certification.

I love teaching children and watching them grow more confident using English. I have been working at First Little Step since 2012 and have watched kids that I have taught since that time grow and become more proficient in English. To be able to teach the same kids over many years has been very rewarding and its a pleasure to come into work every day.

When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my wife and my dog.



Teacher Gail

“Looking at the world through the eyes of a child is the most precious moment anyone can have.” – Anonymous

My name is Teacher Gail. I graduated with a bachelor degree in Communication and Media, a vocational degree in pastoral care and a pre-masteral degree in Education. I focused in the field of media and marketing for a few years. Then I moved into the field of teaching. I started teaching ESL to both kids and adults. Then I tried my hand at teaching young children for sometimes. With the coming of my eldest child I took a back seat at teaching children but was still drawn to the teaching industry. I started teaching at a university and focused on educating university students in the field of media and communication. My family and I then decided to move to Hong Kong. With this move came the opportunity, once again for me to teach kids, which for me is still the most fulfilling job in the world.

Today, I am a teacher here at First Little Step. I enjoy the chance to be able to help teach our kids and to see them grow-up and see a wonderful change in them as they continue to identify themselves in our world.

Teacher Sheila

My name is Hilarzuela Cosio Gabuya. I come from a musical background and family who are all talented in music. I have volunteered in many different programs including guest performing for Saint Caritas Church. Was once a full time entertainment singer. I have recorded an album and collaborated with various famous artists.

I enjoyed singing yet decided to go to a different path and try for the early education field. I have more than seven years experience on early childhood and is able to provide a safe learning environment for children. I enjoy spending time with children especially when teaching playgroups. I have a family of my own with two lovely daughters.