KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A longtime Kansas City special education teacher is turning his passion for teaching into a business.
Matthew Miller is starting a virtual teaching and tutoring service.
Miller said he thought of the idea during the last few months of last school year, when teachers had to transition to online and virtual learning.
"Seeing the connections that were being built and the progress that was being made, I figured why not open it up to more people," Miller said.
Miller said he and a group of friends and fellow educators came up with the idea for Educate Me Enterprises: School of Exceptional Education.
Miller said he can tailor his lessons to individual student needs virtually or in-person.
"There is definitely a need for extra services for students with disabilities," Miller said. "It doesn't even need to necessarily be students with disabilities, but any student for enhancement."
Miller is one of hundreds of entrepreneurs getting creative with new business ideas in Kansas City.
KC BizCare Manager Nia Richardson said the city is seeing a surge in new businesses, especially online.
"For us to be in the middle of the pandemic, I mean even we're surprised at the number of people coming in, asking for resources," Richardson said.
Richardson said the city has had 100 new businesses start every month since March.
Miller is currently looking for students with special needs to teach. His contact info can be found on his website.