Tutor Definition

to͝otər, tyo͝o-
tutored, tutoring, tutors
noun
tutors
A teacher who gives individual instruction to a student; private teacher.
Webster's New World
A person who gives remedial or supplemental instruction to another.
Webster's New World
A legal guardian of a minor.
Webster's New World
In some American universities and colleges, a teacher ranking below an instructor; teaching assistant.
Webster's New World
In English universities, a college official in charge of the studies of an undergraduate.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
private-instructorcoachtateaching assistantprivate teachertutorial assistantinstructortrainerteacherpedagogueeducator
Antonyms:
studentpupil
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verb
tutored, tutoring, tutors
To act as a tutor to; teach; esp., to give individual instruction to.
Webster's New World
To act as a tutor, or instructor.
Webster's New World
To have the guardianship, tutelage, or care of.
American Heritage
To train under discipline; discipline; admonish.
Webster's New World
To be instructed, esp. by a tutor.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
learn
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Other Word Forms of Tutor

Noun

Singular:
tutor
Plural:
tutors

Origin of Tutor

  • From Middle English tutour, from Old French tuteur (French tuteur), from Latin tutor (“a watcher, protector, guardian"), from tuÄ“ri (“to protect"); see tuition.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English tutour from Old French from Latin tūtor from tūtus variant past participle of tuērī to guard

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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