The definition of a tutor is a personal teacher, a teaching assistant or someone who helps a student catch up in a subject.noun
- An example of a tutor is someone who teaches a teenage celebrity.
- An example of a tutor is a teacher who assists a college professor with their teaching duties.
- An example of a tutor is an expert in writing who helps a student who is struggling with English class.
To tutor is to give someone personalized instruction.verb
An example of tutor is to work with a student in math.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- a teacher who gives individual instruction to a student; private teacher
- a person who gives remedial or supplemental instruction to another
- a legal guardian of a minor
- in English universities, a college official in charge of the studies of an undergraduate
- ☆ in some American universities and colleges, a teacher ranking below an instructor; teaching assistant
Origin: ME < MFr tuteur < L tutor < tutus for tuitus, pp. of tueri, to look after, guard
- to act as a tutor to; teach; esp., to give individual instruction to
- Now Rare to train under discipline; discipline; admonish
- to act as a tutor, or instructor
- ☆ Informal to be instructed, esp. by a tutor
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- a. A private instructor.b. One that gives additional, special, or remedial instruction.
- A teacher or teaching assistant in some universities and colleges having a rank lower than that of an instructor.
- A graduate, usually a fellow, responsible for the supervision of an undergraduate at some British universities.
- Law The legal guardian of a minor and of the minor's property.
- To act as a tutor to; instruct or teach privately.
- To have the guardianship, tutelage, or care of.
- To function as a tutor.
- To be instructed by a tutor; study under a tutor.
Origin: Middle English tutour, from Old French, from Latin tūtor, from tūtus, variant past participle of tuērī, to guard.