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Sally Rogers

Sally Rogers is the owner and director of Higher Ground Tutoring Services. She has over 10 years of teaching experience. Additional qualifications include French, Reading, English as a Second Language, and Special Education.  Sally realized her passion for teaching and special education as she supported her son through his struggles with learning disabilities. She also has experience working with developmental disabilities such as autism, as well as experience with dyslexia, ADD, and ADHD.

Mike Donkers has a graduate degree in physics from Carleton University.  He has taught physics at the university level for ten years. Mike has also been a private tutor for ten years helping students with math, physics and chemistry.  Mike teaches for us in the Renfrew, Arnprior, Douglas, and Cobden areas.

Karen-Ann McKinna

Karen – Ann McKinna is an elementary school and adult educator with over 20 years of experience .  She has a special education background and is an accredited Steiner/Waldorf teacher.  Karen-Ann is deeply committed to helping students of all ages in Arnprior.

Matthew Arseneau brings a decade of experience teaching secondary math, chemistry, physics, biology, and general science. He currently teaches senior math and chemistry for us in the Arnprior area.

Affiliations and Memberships

  • Ontario College of Teachers
  • Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario
  • Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association
  • Ontario Secondary Schools Teachers’ Federation
  • Rideau Valley Home Educators’ Association
  • Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce