noun \ˈtü-tər, ˈtyü-\

: 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

:  a person charged with the instruction and guidance of another: as
a :  a private teacher
b :  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

Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis



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

Full Definition of TUTOR

transitive verb
:  to have the guardianship, tutelage, or care of
:  to teach or guide usually individually in a special subject or for a particular purpose :  coach
intransitive verb
:  to do the work of a tutor
:  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>

First Known Use of TUTOR


Rhymes with TUTOR


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