Wait, What?! 10-Year Old MN Genius to Attend U of M in Fall
Minnesota may be home to one of the smartest kids in the world.
Elliot Tanner isn't your average 10-year old.
When he's not playing guitar or Dungeons and Dragons, he's tutoring high school students and attending courses at Normandale Community College.
Yes, you read that right -- he's 10 years old.
According to a recent feature by Kare11, Elliott was far from normal, even as a baby.
At four weeks old, he rolled over on his own. By age two, he could recite the alphabet (in English and Swedish). By age three he was doing addition; by four he was teaching addition. By age nine (he was too "academically advanced" for kindergarten and was homeschooled then taught via online classes), he was enrolled as a full-time student at Normandale Community College.
About to graduate as a sophomore, he's already aced college algebra, physics for scientists & engineers, trigonometry and calculus and maintained a 4.0 GPA to boot. In the fall, Elliott plans to attend the U of M and pursue a doctorate. Ironically, he could finish his entire college career before he's even old enough to drive!
Watch Kare11's feature below or read the article here.