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Midmorning With Aundrea - October 14, 2020 (Part 2)

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Midmorning With Aundrea - October 14, 2020 (Part 2)
Midmorning With Aundrea - October 14, 2020 (Part 2)

(Part 2 of 4) We meet a real-life "Young Sheldon" boy prodigy, Caleb Anderson, who is twelve years old and about to enter college.

And many parents are turning to tutors to teach their children rather than having them sit in front of a computer screen for prolonged periods.

Millions of americans know characters like "young sheldon" super- smart prodigies on t-v.

This morning, we meet the áreal deal.á caleb anderson is a kid genius who's not yet a teenager, but is already cruising through college and is set to go to a prestigious university.

As mark strassmann shows us, before he could even walk, caleb could áastoundá people around him.

Whip-smart kids apply every year to georgia tech.

But no one like caleb anderson.

He's twelve.

I'm not really smart.

I just grasp information quickly.

So if i learn quicker then i can get ahead faster.

This elite engineering school fell over itself recruiting him.

Caleb saw the labs.

He met the school's president.

I have heard so much about you.

Welcome to georgia tech!

He's a perfect candidate to come into our program and be very successful.

Is his admission guaranteed?// i would expect that he would be admited for sure.

Admitted to study aerospace engineering.

Claire and kobi anderson, caleb's parents.

What's it like to be touring a college when your kid is 12?

// i don't think anything caleb has done has been normal for us.

By age one, he was reading.

Caleb reads words at two, he knew sign language.

And how to do fractions.

Youtube video i have this distinct memory of going to a first grade class and learning there and everyone was way taller than me, because you know, i was two.

I could barely walk.

Middle school was awful.

It always is.

And the kids there, they kind of looked down on me, they treated me like i was anomoly.

And i kind of am.

He's taken college courses for a year.

His parents now want a university that's the right fit for a tween genius.

We want him to be in an environment where he is accepted and not just tolerated.// if he comes to georgia tech, he's not rushing a fraternity?

We're definintely protecting him.// that when he's an adult, he'll make a great husband, a great father, a great friend one day.

Lots of people think they're the smartest person in the room.

Caleb really is.

Does it ever occur to you, you know what, i'm twelve.

And i'm going to college.

// this is my life.

This is how i am.

And i've been living this way my whole life.

He accepts that he's different.

Definitely smart.

Morning, mark strassmann, atlanta.

Virtual learning is a challenge for many famiies.

And in some subjects, parents just don't have the expertise to help.

That's why a few families turned to a tutor to bridge the gap.

Take a look.

A science experiment& in the middle of a park.

Carli hopf/sot "thi just allows that extra bonus to where they don't have to sit in front of a screen, and instead of watching a video, or reading the notes about lets say, science.

We actually do the experiment and it's more hands on for them."

Carli hopf was hired on by four houston families.

Carli hopf/sot " was a 5th grade teacher for six years.

She's licensed and certified to teach in texas& works with the student's actual teacher, and supports h-i-s-d's cirriculum.

Carli hopf/sot "they're stil responsible for the notes that the teachers post and they're still responsible for the assignments.

Sot "it's fun but like, not as good as school."

10-year old hart and his friends will return to the classroom monday.

Sot "i don't kno how much i want to go back to school because my parents, they're older than me.

So it's easier for them to get the pandemic.

Correa: yeah.

You don't want them to get sick.

I don't.

Correa: but you want to see your friends.

I do.

But this is really great as well."

Teaching pods are growing in popularity.

Families split a tutor's hourly wage.

Carli's is between 40 and 50 bucks an hour.

She works with these kids three days a week& which will help them ease back into that classroom setting.

Sot "before this, was just home all day, by myself, on the computer.

Correa: what's that like?

And it's not fun.

If i had something i was stuck on, i had no one to ask help for."

Sot "i'm actuall pretty excited because i will learn better."

A majority of h-i-s- d students will learn virtually for a ltitle while longer.

So, while carli is wrapping up her last week with these students, she'll likely be offered another tutoring job soon this is living history.

This is living history.

Right now a delicate operation is underway in northwest poland - as authorities try to defuse the largest unexploded world war 2 bomb ever found there.

The polish navy says it's a world first.

Rylee carlson has the story.

This normally busy shipping lane near the baltic sea is empty this week... as the polish navy deals with a threat sitting 40 feet below this yellow marker.

One at a time, divers are working to diffuse this& a massive 19 foot bomb, holding more than 5 thousand pounds of explosives.

Most of it, is buried.

"we have dug u the moving part of the bomb," he says "the rest was lef untouched, keeping the bomb in a fixed place so there is no risk of the fuses being triggered."

"in hiding a swinemunde..."

The 'tallboy' also known as an earthquake bomb, was dropped by britains royal air force in an attack on a nazi warship in 1945.

It was designed to explode next to a target - triggering destructive shockwaves.

Authorities aren't taking any chances... they've moved 750 people from nearby homes.

"i am not scared, i' like to stay, but my wife is more scared.

Says this man... "i'm fearful that i might explode."

Sh says.

Divers will use a remote controlled device to burn theexplosive charge without detonating the bomb.

The operation is expected to last until the end of the week.

Rylee carlson cbs news london.

When heroes have a history of un- heroic acts, what should people do?

That story ahead on mid morning.

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