Based upon the simple philosophy that learning is a fundamental aspect of success, Pencil Sharp Tutoring Services LLC was founded on the principle that learning should be made both simple AND fun. In supporting the overall educational needs of students today, we partner together with our clients to develop effective strategies for their educational achievements. We take great pride and privilege in adapting a teaching plan for your individual needs, and equipping you with the skills necessary for success in the subject(s) you require help in.

Pencil Sharp Tutoring Services LLC believes that helping each individual develop the skills needed to thrive and flourish as they progress in their academic, professional, and personal endeavors is of the utmost importance. We also believe that teaching strategies in critical thinking is an essential aspect of academic studies, and is an integral component in all walks of life.

Founded by Professor Tony Williams, Pencil Sharp Tutoring Services LLC provides top­-notch instructional specialists who are dedicated to creating a comfortable and caring learning ­centered environment.


A Brooklyn native, Professor Tony Williams has taught and tutored in the community for over twenty years. Through his many years in education, and through his significant experience with scholars both young and old, Professor Williams has come to understand the necessity for developing a strong foundation through basic learning fundamentals – an understanding which has led him to establish and direct Pencil Sharp Tutoring Services LLC.
Professor Williams has worked for the New York City Dept. of Education, and is currently teaching English at St. Francis College, his Alma Mater, in Brooklyn, NY.

Professor Tony Williams

Founder / CEO


A graduate of Sewanee: The University of the South, in Tennessee, where he received a B.A. in English and German, Justin Hoffmann is an experienced tutor of all levels of English and German. He is also well-versed in K-8 Mathematics, History, Social Science, and Biology, as well as exam prep for the SAT, Regents and Common Core exams. An accomplished writer and academic coach, he has worked with students from a wide range of cultural and economic backgrounds, and excels at crafting individual lesson plans to meet students where they’re at.

Justin Hoffmann

Vice President / Program Coordinator