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Tutor profile: Zachary S.

Zachary S.
Ph.D. Candidate in Organic Chemistry


About Zachary

About Zachary
Zach Struzik as been studying chemistry for approximately 6 years. He always had an interest in organic synthesis, and decided to pursue a Ph.D. in organic chemistry where he is currently working under the direction of David Thompson at Purdue University. He has a passion for teaching and especially understands the mind of the struggling student as he was never a natural at chemistry himself in the beginning. Here are some comments from previous students Zach taught as a lab TA during an anonymous survey: "Zach truly went above and beyond as...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
- 6 years teaching general organic chemistry to undergraduate students (3 during undergraduate studies and 3 during Ph. D. studies). - Works with several undergraduate students across multiple disciplines on a daily basis as a research adviser in organic synthesis.
Purdue University
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
2017 - 2022
Lewis University
Bachelor's Degree
2013 - 2017

Work Experience

Work Experience
Purdue University, Teaching assistant/Research adviser
2017 - 2020
As a teaching assistant: - Taught pre-laboratory lectures for experiments in organic chemistry - Helped students execute experiments while teaching valuable bench skills - Graded lab reports - Tutored students outside of lab in lecture material As a research adviser: - Teaches students the WHY of everything we execute together during research time including mechanisms, literature, and the basic principles of the scientific method as it applies to organic synthesis and beyond. - Helps guide students through their own project if they have...
Lewis University, Teaching Assistant
2014 - 2017
Assisted students with lab and lecture assignments in general and organic chemistry. Taught analytical and hand skills for bench experiments as well as theory behind the experiments. Worked as a lecture TA assisting in grading and hosting office hours for students.


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