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tutor

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noun tu·tor \ˈtü-tər, ˈtyü-\

Simple Definition of tutor

  • : a teacher who works with one student

  • : a teacher at a British university who works with one student or a small group of students

Full Definition of tutor

  1. :  a person charged with the instruction and guidance of another: asa :  a private teacherb :  a teacher in a British university who gives individual instruction to undergraduates

Examples of tutor

  1. I got a tutor to help me with my homework.

  2. He is a tutor in European history.



Origin of tutor

Middle English tutour, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin tutor, from tueri


First Known Use: 14th century


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tutor

verb tu·tor

Simple Definition of tutor

  • : to teach a single student : to teach someone as a tutor

Full Definition of tutor

  • transitive verb
    1. 1 :  to have the guardianship, tutelage, or care of

    2. 2 :  to teach or guide usually individually in a special subject or for a particular purpose :  coach

    3. intransitive verb
    4. 1 :  to do the work of a tutor

    5. 2 :  to receive instruction especially privately

    Examples of tutor

    1. She earned extra money tutoring in the evening.

    2. <bought a video series designed to tutor a person in the fine art of decorating cakes>



    1592

    First Known Use of tutor

    1592


    TUTOR Defined for Kids

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    tutor

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    noun tu·tor \ˈtü-tər, ˈtyü-\

    Definition of tutor

    1. :  a teacher who works with an individual student




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    tutor

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    verb tu·tor

    Definition of tutor

    tu·toredtu·tor·ing

    1. :  to teach usually individually





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