The definition of a tutor is a personal teacher, a teaching assistant or someone who helps a student catch up in a subject.(noun)
To tutor is to give someone personalized instruction.(verb)
An example of tutor is to work with a student in math.
See tutor in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < MFr tuteur < L tutor < tutus for tuitus, pp. of tueri, to look after, guard
See tutor in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English tutour
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin tūtor
Origin: , from tūtus
Origin: , variant past participle of tuērī, to guard.
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