America’s brightest teen? Girl who went to college at 12 now set to get PhD at 16
Posted by truthpills on 2013/10/06
By Daily Mail Reporter
PUBLISHED: 18:45 EST, 14 July 2013 | UPDATED: 21:02 EST, 14 July 2013
Tesca Fitzgerald will be heading off to grad school, but when she finally begins classes at the Georgia Institute of Technology, her classmates will be several years older than her.
In college at age 12, Tesca just graduated from Portland State University and is on the fast track to receive her PhD in cognitive science and human robotic interaction by age 22.
Her mom Ami Fitzgerald says its all down to their homeschooling that has allowed her daughters the freedom to study at their own speed.
Her parents, Ami and Mark Fitzgerald began homeschooling all of their three daughters early on because they were being bullied.
‘I guarantee, if you home school your kids for eight hours a day every day, they’ll be in college at age 12, too,’ Ami told The Oregonian.