Motivating Minds provides children with an opportunity to learn in a way that matches their specific learning style fully integrated with children of different ages and abilities, just as it is in the real world. We assist children in finding their purpose in life and how to improve themselves, friends, and their community to tackle obstacles and accomplish all of their goals. We offer a variety of opportunities to help students be the best version of themselves, while having some fun along the way.

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Christine Ortega was born and raised on Key Biscayne. Both of her grandparents settled on the key in the late 50's, where her parents met in Key Biscayne Elementary school, and then raised their own family on this beautiful island. Ms. Ortega grew up babysitting and coaching soccer for many kids on Key Biscayne.
Ms. Ortega graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Psychology, and a minor in child development. She started her career teaching pre-k 3 & 4 at Beth David ECC, and then went into a private practice working alongside a behavioral therapist for kids on the autism spectrum and other developmental disorders for about eight years. She became the assistant director and worked in numerous school settings, shadowing, creating and modifying many behavior plans. She has had the opportunity to observe many different classroom settings and teaching styles; thus, giving her the advantage to see what works best for every individual child.
She then decided to continue school and earn her Master’s Degree in Special Education, while opening the company Motivating Minds. She has worked all around south Florida including the Miami Shores area, Weston, Davie, Coral Gables, and finally, Key Biscayne - where she ultimately decided to open a location to help serve the community that she holds very close to her heart.

Ms. Ortega recently furthered her education and earned her certificate of achievement for Orton-Gillingham training. She has about18 years experience working with children and their families, as well as teachers and administration. She has developed excellent rapport throughout her career in South Florida.