Moshe Kai Cavalin, 11-Year-Old, Graduates from East LA College
Moshe Kai Cavalin might not call himself a genius, but others would disagree.
The 11-year-old student accomplished a rare and unprecedented academic feat on Friday — he graduated with honors from East Los Angeles College.
That's right, an eleven-year-old graduated from college — more than a decade ahead of his fellow peers.
He started at East LA Community College three years ago, when he was only 8, and has even tutored his fellow math students.
Even though the other students at East LA Community College were twice his age Moshe Kai Cavalin was never made to feel different or unwanted. The older students were never afraid to ask Moshe for his help and he was always happy to give it.
Moshe Kai Cavalin will now take a break from his studies to focus on his current passion, martial arts. Moshe has won numerous medals in martial arts and wants to take a break from academia to focus on it exclusively for the next 6 months. He also plans to write a book about how to succeed in school.
"I consider myself a regular kid who works hard and does his best," says this only child of a Taiwanese mother and an Israeli father.
When Moshe started college at the age of 8, he may have been the youngest person in class, but he ended up tutoring some of his 19- and 20-year-old classmates in math and science.
Cavalin is a hard worker — and a skilled martial artist — but he's no time-waster. You won't even find him playing video games.
"I feel it's a waste of time playing video games because it's not helping humanity in any way," says Moshe, who wants to use his knowledge to change the world.
Change the world, you say? Do you think he's on Twitter?
Probably not, he's likely too busy doing further research into the nature of wormholes and Einstein's theory of relativity.
One of his primary interests is “wormholes,” a hypothetical scientific phenomenon connected to Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity. It has been theorized that if such holes do exist in space, they could – in tandem with black holes – allow for the kind of space-age time travel seen in science fiction.
“Just like black holes, they suck in particulate objects, and also like black holes, they also travel at escape velocity, which is, the speed to get out of there is faster than the speed of light,” Cavalin says. “I’d like to prove that wormholes are really there and prove all the theories are correct.”
Just give Cavalin another few years and we bet he'll be time-travelling back from the future to help us with our homework.