Home schooling may be the way… I love the mom’s statement, ““I allowed them to love learning for learning and I told them, ‘You go at your own pace, you do what you want in life, but go as far as you can,’”
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GALESBURG, Il. — When he was four years old, Andrew Ferris was home-schooled.
“I began second-grade math at the age of four,” he said.
By ten, he was taking astronomy classes.
“It felt odd that everybody in the room was older than me, but it didn’t feel odd for me being ten because I didn’t know any different. It just felt like what I do, what I was supposed to do,” said Ferris.
This week, at the age of 14, he will leave home to start at Knox College. He plans to get degrees in physics and environmental science and minor in film making.
“It does feel odd that everybody’s older than me, but it doesn’t really bother me at all.”
It helps that his 17-year-old brother, Zachary, is already there.
“I want to be a lawyer and then eventually go into politics, possibly like a mayor…
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