Meet Our Administration

Annie Williams


Annie was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She attended and graduated Florida State University with a bachelor's and a master's degree in Psychology. Annie discovered that there is a great need for specialized tutoring in the Tallahassee area and opened Tutors for Tally in May of 2017. With her unique skill set and knowledge in multiple learning styles, she has been able to successfully help numerous students. Annie makes it a priority to ensure that each family that attends Tutors for Tally receives the highest quality of services. When Annie isn't working, she enjoys spending time with her family, studying the Bible, and traveling. 

Kimberly Thigpen 


Kimberly earned her bachelor's degree in Linguistics from the University of Florida, graduating in 2014. Some of her past positions include being an Administrative Assistant and teaching ESE Pre-K. Kimberly served as the Assistant Director at TFT for a year and a half before being promoted to Director. As the Director, she makes it a priority to build a relationship with each family that receives services at TFT. Kimberly serves as an advocate for students and has helped to bridge the communication gap between teachers, parents, and other service providers to ensure the success of all students. When Kimberly is not working, she enjoys playing guitar, painting, and spending time outdoors with her family. 

Meet Our Tutors

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Ms. Pearson

Reading Specialist  

Ms. Pearson was born in Tallahassee, FL. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education/Exceptional Student Education and a masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of West Florida. Ms. Pearson has been teaching for 6 years. She has 2 adorable pugs named Evie and Sushi. Ms. Pearson loves to teach students and help them be the best version of themselves. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, movies, and drinking an amazing cup of coffee. 

Mrs. Albers

Mrs. Albers is originally from Cuba and her passion is teaching Spanish. She believes that learning a second language should be fun and consist of hands-on activities that children enjoy. Whether she is teaching Spanish in individual lessons, small groups, or camps, she always finds an exciting way to teach the material. Mrs. Albers enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. 

Ms. James

Ms. James received her Master of Science Degree from Western Michigan University and her Bachelor of Science Degree from FAMU. She has taught mathematics to middle and high school students for over 35 years. Ms. James loves helping students learn and understand the world of mathematics. During her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends and attending FAMU events. 

Mrs. Justice 

Mrs. Justice was raised in Tallahassee, Florida. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Flagler College. She has taught multiple grade levels and really enjoys the tutoring environment where she can work 1 on 1 with students. In her spare time she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her son and her dog Gretel. 

Mrs. Groover 

Mrs. Groover was born and raised in Georgia. She received her bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, and her master's degree in Learning and Behavior Disorders from the University of Louisville. She earned her National Board Certification as an early childhood through young adulthood exceptional needs specialist while teaching in Tallahassee at Kate Sullivan Elementary. She taught students from Kindergarten to SAT prep classes and taught several different exceptionalities in Florida and Indiana. She is a Master Gardener, loves to to be in the garden, and is a prolific reader. 

Ms. Olayiwola 

Ms. Olayiwola was born in Nigeria and moved to Tallahassee in 2000. She attended Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University for all her collegiate studies. She received her bachelor's degree in Accounting, master's in Healthcare Administration, and doctoral degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences. She has seven years of experience tutoring adults in Mathematics at Tallahassee Community College. In her free time, Ms. Olayiwola enjoys exercising, traveling, and listening to music. 

Mrs. Weaver 

Mrs. Weaver has a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with a minor in English and has held a Florida teaching certificate since 1988. She taught in Leon County public schools overseas. She has taught elementary grades in mission schools in Honduras, Guatemala, and Papua New Guinea. After 30 years of living abroad, she and her husband are happy to now be settled in Tallahassee. In her free time, Mrs. Weaver enjoys writing, swimming, canoeing, gardening, and visiting parks. She is grateful for the opportunity to work with students through Tutors for Tally. 

Mrs. Caito

Mrs. Caito was raised in Tallahassee, Florida and recently graduated from Florida State University. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing with a minor in Anthropology. She has over ten years of experience working with children and has taught multiple grade levels, mainly preschool through middle school. Mrs. Caito has a passion for connecting with students and inspiring a love of learning and storytelling. She loves her pets and enjoys reading, writing, creating art, and going on walks with friends.

Ms. Nichleson 

Ms, Nichelson was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and moved to Tallahassee in 2018. She is a graduate of Florida A & M University where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. She loves to teach at Florida High and is gratteful to be working with all the young, bright learners at Tutors for Tally. Ms. Nichleson likes to do puzzles, go to the beach, and eat at Blaze's Pizza. 

Ms. Loving 

Ms. Loving is currently pursuing her masters and education specialist degree in school psychology from Florida State University. She is from St. Augustine, Florida and taught second and third grade in Jacksonville. Ms. Loving loves connecting with students and helping them reach their goals. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, exercising, cooking, and reading.

Ms. Norton

Ms. Norton is from Weston, in South Florida. She is currently attending Florida State University, studying psychology. She operated her own private SAT and K-8 tutoring service back at home for 3 years before coming to Tallahassee for college. She tutors through the understanding that every child learns differently, and places an emphasis on teaching every student in their own “learning language”. She loves teaching because she finds great joy in giving students the tools needed to both understand and enjoy learning with confidence. In her free time she enjoys painting, shopping at vintage stores, studying at cafes, and spending time with her roommate/best friend and their two kittens.

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Ms. Clemente

Ms. Clemente graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2022 with a B.A. in English & Comparative Literature. She is currently pursuing an M.F.A. in Creative Writing at Florida State University, where she tutors students in the Reading-Writing Center and teaches English Composition to undergraduates. Ms. Clemente enjoys working with students of all ages to improve their learning, and spends her free time reading, writing, and playing piano.

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Ms. Benton 

Ms. Benton is from Miami, Florida and currently attends Florida State University. She has 4 years of tutoring experience ranging from music to chemistry. She works with children from pre-K to highschool in all subject areas. In her free time, Ms. Benton likes to do jigsaw puzzles, play board games, and practice the euphonium.

Ms. Bonilla 

Ms. Bonilla is from Jacksonville, Florida but has lived in various places, such as Wisconsin and Alabama. She currently attends Florida State University. Ms. Bonilla loves helping students achieve their goals and find confidence in themselves. She teaches all grade levels and subjects and prepares students for entrance exams such as the SAT and ACT. In her free time, she loves doing the crossword, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

Mrs. Yarbrough 

Kate Yarbrough joined Tutors for Tally in February 2024. She is originally from Eastern Kentucky and has lived in a variety of states. She graduated from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a Bachelor of Science degree in Birth to Kindergarten Education. She has worked in the field of early childhood education and intervention for over 20 years and held various teaching positions in both private and public schools, in general education, special education and inclusion classrooms. She currently teaches at a local school as a Pre K VPK/ESE Teacher and holds a Florida Professional Educator Certificate in the areas of Preschool Education and Elementary Education K-6. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and going to the beach.

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Mr. Fernandez

Mr. Fernandez is from Miami and is currently attending Florida State University. During his 2 years working with "Latinos in Action" he tutored ESOL and Special Needs students that needed extra assistance in the classroom. As a tutor, he likes to emphasize the importance of individual study plans that cater to the unique needs of every student. He specializes in SAT reading and writing tutoring but loves to help any student reach their goals in any academic field. In his free time he likes to play guitar, read or watch animated shows.

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Mr. Pinardo 

Mr. Pinardo is from Pensacola, Fl. He is currently attending Florida State University where he is studying Mechanical Engineering and is a part of the Society of Automotive Engineers. As a tutor, he likes to emphasize the importance of repetition and practice outside of tutoring sessions and school. Mr. Pinardo tutors students in math starting in 1st grade. He specializes in math from Algebra 1 to Calculus 1. In his free time, Mr. Pinardo likes to watch sports, surf, and fish.

Meet Our Staff

Maricela Albers 

Senior Administrative Assistant   

Maricela Albers has been with Tutors for Tally since the day it opened. She has over 8 years of experience as an administrative assistant and loves to meet and make meaningful connections with every family that walks into Tutors for Tally. Mrs. Albers loves her job and is very successful at ensuring that the administrative tasks are completed in a timely manner to ensure company success. You will always find her with a smile on her face.