Child Genius To Tutor University of Leicester Students With MathematicsBy Emily Marks, UniversityHerald Reporter
14-year-old mathematics genius Yasha Asley has been hired by the University of Leicester to run weekly tutorials for adult students. His role is said to be as a part-time lecturer.
Asley is also a student at the University of Leicester. He is taking up a degree in mathematics, The Sun reported. The 14-year-old child genius beat adult applicants to the part-time lecturer position.
According to the Daily Mail, Yasha Asley is the youngest student at the university and is the youngest employee currently. He was interviewed and got the job when he was just 13 years old.
University of Leicester staff had to apply for special permission to employ Asley because of his age. The institution had to file an application to Leicester city council.
Yasha Asley will be giving weekly tutorials for adult students. He will be supporting those who need help in solving problems after their lectures.
The 14-year-old child genius has said that he is having "the best years of his life." He also stated that he loves going to university and that he loves his new job which allows him to help other students. He expressed his relief over no longer needing to wear the school uniform as well.
Asley has been deemed as a "human calculator." He is now in the final year of his degree and already confirmed his plans of starting a PhD when he finishes his course.
He attended a state primary school before he won a place to study degree level mathematics at the University of Leicester in 2014. He was just 12 years old then.
Yasha Asley is the first kid in the world to get an A grade in mathematics A Level. He scored 100 percent and 99 percent in two of the six exams when he was just 8 years old. He also passed more A levels in mathematics and statistics by the time he reached 9 and 10 years old.
The child genius completed finishing year 6 at primary and immediately went to university. he described mathematics as an exact science and an "easy and enjoyable subject to study."