We’re very pleased to share this user narrative with you – from Guest Blogger Maya Ram! Take a look at this inspiring story of one of our youngest users taking the initiative to help as many users as he could. Without further ado, here is his story…
Three thousand, four hundred and fifty eight.
That is the number of questions Parth Kohli has answered on OpenStudy… in 59 days. That is dedication, both to the art of teaching and to learning. With 372 fans on the site, it is estimated that he has helped at least 500 people. When was the last time you managed to help 500 people without ever leaving the comfort of your own home? The real kicker behind this story is that Parth is in middle school, the youngest person ever to reach a SmartScore of 99. Ever. Not only that, he managed this feat in only 38 days, a little more than a month.
According to Parth, “OpenStudy has given me the perfect chance to be great at math.” For Parth, however, ‘great’ is a bit of an understatement. He has received 2,765 medals for his efforts helping others in that group.
Parth has helped countless others from all around the world, some much older than he is. How has he managed to reach this milestone of a 99 SmartScore?Parth humbly answers, “[by] answering questions, asking them, and having a will to help people.” OpenStudy users obviously appreciate his efforts, as Parth has many glowing testimonials written by his fans.
For example, OpenStudy user apoorvk writes, “[Parth is] one prodigy of a kid – always ready to help people and learn more and more. Rare mix of hunger, hard work, smartness and frolicking attitude.” Igbasallote writes, “his most incredible feat in my opinion is that he accomplished what I have dubbed impossible..he reached 99 smartscore in 38 days!! I am impressed by this feat but I admit that I am interested to see if he can keep this up and become one of the most influential people of OpenStudy.”
Well, when asked what Parth wanted to do in life, he answered, “to be honest, I just want to be influential, and OpenStudy is a great platform to *be* influential.”
Judging by the number of people he has helped, his dedication, and his true desire to teach others, it is clear that he is already a very influential person on OpenStudy with no signs of stopping. It takes a special kind of person to advance the ranks of the SmartScore, which measures Teamwork, Problem Solving and Engagement on the site. With a score of 99, the twelve year old is “a veteran, overflowing with solving experience.”
A self-described “sincere OpenStudy worshipper,” Parth is glad that he discovered the site — and we are too. He says that OpenStudy has “raised my will to help people. It has made me meet these awesome people who have guided me to this place.” rebeccaskell94 writes that “he’s a sweet guy with great aspirations and I know that if he keeps up his hard work and never gives up every single one of his dreams will come true.”
Here at OpenStudy, we agree 100% and wish Parth the very best of luck in following his dreams.
You can follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/iParthKohli