tutor

noun
tu·​tor | \ ˈtü-tər How to pronounce tutor (audio) , ˈtyü-\

Definition of tutor

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a person charged with the instruction and guidance of another: such as
a : a private teacher
b : a teacher in a British university who gives individual instruction to undergraduates

tutor

verb
tutored; tutoring; tutors

Definition of tutor (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to teach or guide usually individually in a special subject or for a particular purpose : coach
2 : to have the guardianship, tutelage, or care of

intransitive verb

1 : to do the work of a tutor
2 : to receive instruction especially privately

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Examples of tutor in a Sentence

Noun

I got a tutor to help me with my homework. He is a tutor in European history.

Verb

She earned extra money tutoring in the evening. bought a video series designed to tutor a person in the fine art of decorating cakes
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Other cuts included a reading tutor, an instructional supervisor and reduced legal fees and diesel purchases. Kathleen Mcwilliams, courant.com, "Wethersfield board of education makes final budget cuts," 14 June 2019 Experience working with young people as a teacher, camp counselor, trip leader for another organization, mentor, tutor, or other related experience. National Geographic, "Trip Leader Opportunities," 12 June 2019 Do the Dodgers encourage them to learn English or offer them classes/tutors? Houston Mitchell, latimes.com, "Dodgers Dugout: Why didn't the Dodgers sign Craig Kimbrel?," 7 June 2019 Arya's skills with a spear also stem from her training with Syrio Forel, her Braavosi tutor back in Season 1. Carrie Wittmer, Harper's BAZAAR, "Everything to Know About Arya's Weapon Ahead of the Game of Thrones Battle of Winterfell," 29 Apr. 2019 Thanks to my tutor for helping me fix and to @kanenavasard for being a legend. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Ariana Grande Just Updated a Tattoo She Got With Pete Davidson," 18 Mar. 2019 Since 2013, both have been homeschooled by a tutor in Pittsburgh. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Dancing With the Stars Juniors' Mackenzie Ziegler Gets Real About Her Struggles on the Show," 7 Oct. 2018 Very active tutors can earn anywhere from $800 to $1,600 a month. Mary Hunt, Woman's Day, "8 Easy Ways to Make Money Online," 12 June 2018 Thanks to my tutor for helping me fix and to @kanenavasard for being a legend. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Ariana Grande Just Updated a Tattoo She Got With Pete Davidson," 18 Mar. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The organization runs after-school programs, tutoring for teens, and a college and career readiness program, which Coronel leads. Washington Post, "‘They all kind of live through me’: What it means to be first in your family to go to college," 16 June 2019 Also tutoring local students in chemistry, making chemistry YouTube videos, traveling with my wife, Jane, and learning new stuff. Kimberly Fornek, chicagotribune.com, "Shout Out: Hinsdale South retiring chemistry teacher David Fetty," 16 June 2019 Eulynn Gargano, head of test prep and tutoring at FutureWise Consulting, tells Teen Vogue. Emma Sarran Webster, Teen Vogue, "What Should You Study in College? How To Choose Your Major," 9 Apr. 2019 His early work was more formal in tone and inspired by mythology, after the poems of Robert Graves (whose son Merwin tutored in Majorca) and Wallace Stevens. Bridget Read, Vogue, "W.S. Merwin, Prize-Winning Poet and Conservationist, Has Died at 91," 15 Mar. 2019 With Henry tutoring Beckham in 2016, the 2014 first-rounder caught 101 passes for 1,367 yards and 10 TDs. Mary Kay Cabot, cleveland.com, "The Browns should trade for Odell Beckham Jr.: 12 reasons why," 26 Mar. 2018 With tutoring from her kindergarten teacher and intense physical therapy, Kara returned to school the following September, walking and eating on her own and speaking well enough to convey her needs. Ellen Seidman, Woman's Day, "Why One Mother Swears By This Life-Changing App for Her Daughter's Disability," 22 May 2017 In the fierce competition for seats in public schools’ gifted programs, many families pay for months of tutoring for the test that determines admission. Leslie Brody, WSJ, "Some Parents Pay Up to $400 an Hour to Prep 4-Year-Olds for NYC’s Gifted Test," 3 Oct. 2018 Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester King George V and Queen Mary’s third son, Henry was the first child of a British monarch to be educated at school, rather than be tutored at home, and ultimately attended Eton College. The Editors, Town & Country, "The British Royal Family Tree," 19 May 2018

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First Known Use of tutor

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1592, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 2

History and Etymology for tutor

Noun

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

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tutor

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tutor

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

tutor

verb

English Language Learners Definition of tutor (Entry 2 of 2)

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

tutor

noun
tu·​tor | \ ˈtü-tər How to pronounce tutor (audio) , ˈtyü-\

Kids Definition of tutor

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a teacher who works with an individual student

tutor

verb
tutored; tutoring

Kids Definition of tutor (Entry 2 of 2)

: to teach usually individually

tutor

noun
tu·​tor | \ ˈtü-tər, ˈtyü-tər How to pronounce tutor (audio) \

Legal Definition of tutor

in the civil law of Louisiana : a guardian of a minor or sometimes of a person with mental retardation — compare committee, conservator, curator

Other Words from tutor

tutorship noun

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