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G5 Tutor - Steve Smith - Chemistry


Steve S.

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Tutor Information




KS3 Chemistry






AS & A- Level 


My Qualifications & Tutoring Experience

I graduated from the University of Sheffield with a BSc (hons) in Chemistry with Study in Industry in 1999. My Industrial Studies involved a year working in the pharmaceutical industry as an analytical chemist.

Following graduation I embarked on a six year spell working in the steel industry in a variety of roles including metallurgical analysis, steel production and R&D. It was during this time in my life that I discovered that I was at my happiest and most productive when I was sharing ideas with other people, developing my knowledge and helping other people to develop theirs, as evidenced by my successful completion of a part-time MSc in Metals Technology and Management in 2004.


After much consideration, I took the decision to apply for teacher Training in 2005 and was appointed to my first teaching post in 2006. As much as I enjoyed my previous career, I found my true calling in the world of education and have never looked back.

In 2017 I began my 12th year as a full-time Teacher. During this time I have taught all science disciplines to GCSE level and Chemistry to A Level. I have been a Key Stage 3 and 4 form tutor for five years and a KS5 Head of Year for five years. I have worked in two outstanding schools with fantastic students and inspirational colleagues who challenge me to improve my teaching practice every day.

In January 2019 I decided to leave mainstream teaching to concentrate on developing a full time tutoring business.  I was delighted to be welcomed to the Tutoring Team at G5 Education and look forward to this academic year. 

Teaching Style

"A Passion for all things Chemistry"

  • Naturally approachable teaching personality

  • Approaches are designed to get the very best from individuals

  • Identify students' strengths and weaknesses while providing targeted support in a positive way

  • Sharing ideas with students

  • Developing knowledge, helping students to develop their own knowledge base.

  • Preparation for final exams from the outset

  • Developing exam skills in knowledge focused lessons 

Steve S.

Qualification & Experience 

B.Sc. Chemistry

Graduated 1999

- University of Sheffield with a BSc (hons.) in Chemistry with Study in Industry 

- Industrial Studies: Pharmaceutical Industry: Analytical Chemist

M.Sc. Metals Technology & Mgt. 


- MSc. University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University



- Post Graduate Certificate of Education from University of Durham 

QTS (Qualified Teacher Status)


- Award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) by the Department for Education & Teaching Regulation Agency.

Teaching Experience 

12 years full-time 

- All Science disciplines to GCSE level  

- Chemistry to A Level

- Both Schools Steve taught at were rated outstanding in science by OFSTED and the Independent Schools Inspectorate. 

GCSE/A-Level Examiner 

3 years 

- A-level Chemistry examiner for AQA and GCSE examiner for Edexcel 

Roles of Responsibility

5  years 

- Key Stage 3 and 4 Form Tutor 

- Key Stage 5 Head of Year 

- Sixth Form Head of Year; UCAS applications for subjects; Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Engineering, Physics & Chemistry.

DBS Approved 

Since 2006

- Steve has been approved by DBS

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