WASHINGTON (7News) — Dhruv Girish became a tutor after needing one.
He was in middle school and struggling with math.
"After I got some tutoring, I got really good with math and it was one of my best subjects," said Girish.
Last year, the sophomore at Urbana High School decided to offer the same assistance to other students.
He created the Scholarly Program to tutor young people who were challenged with online instruction.
"When I heard about education and how it's being impacted by the pandemic, I really thought I could help," said Girish.
The 15-year-old who has a 4.0 GPA, was recently appointed by Maryland lawmakers to represent Frederick County on the Maryland Youth Advisory Council.
It's a two-year position held by only 24 students in the state; a responsibility Girish juggles with his duties as a member and Student Lead Coordinator for his school's Science Olympiad team.
"It's one of the things I spend a lot of my time every single day studying for that," he said.
Girish has the awards to prove it.
This Future Leader also assists with his little brother's robotics team and is determined to help others as he reaches for excellence.
"I'm more of a person who wants to bring everyone up as a future leader and support their endeavors," he told 7News.
Girish is also enrolled at Frederick Community College as a dual-enrollment student and offers math tutoring services in Urbana on Sundays.