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tutor

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noun tu·tor \ˈtü-tər, ˈtyü-\

Definition of tutor

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

Examples of tutor in a sentence

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

  2. He is a tutor in European history.

Origin and Etymology 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

Definition of tutor

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to teach or guide usually individually in a special subject or for a particular purpose :  coach

  3. 2 :  to have the guardianship, tutelage, or care of

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to do the work of a tutor

  6. 2 :  to receive instruction especially privately

Examples of tutor in a sentence

  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 English Language Learners

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tutor

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noun tu·tor \ˈtü-tər, ˈtyü-\

Definition of tutor for English Language Learners

  • : a teacher who works with one student

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


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tutor

verb tu·tor

Definition of tutor for English Language Learners

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


TUTOR Defined for Kids

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tutor

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noun tu·tor \ˈtü-tər, ˈtyü-\

Definition of tutor for Students

  1. :  a teacher who works with an individual student


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tutor

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verb tu·tor

Definition of tutor for Students

tutored

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tutoring

  1. :  to teach usually individually


Law Dictionary

tutor

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noun, tu·tor \ˈtü-tər, ˈtyü-tər\

Legal Definition of tutor

  1. :  a guardian of a minor or sometimes of a person with mental retardation — compare committee, conservator, curator

tutorship

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