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 The Berns offered her $75,000 with medical benefits to be a nanny, tutor and personal assistant living in their guest house for free. Scott Sonner, Star Tribune, "Misconduct allegations shadow smart city proposal in Nevada," 7 May 2021 Now Park, a language tutor, is looking to make democratic history in the U.K. as a candidate for Boris Johnson's Conservative Party to represent her community as a local councillor. Guy Davies, ABC News, "North Korean defector Jihyun Park looking to make democratic history in UK," 28 Apr. 2021 Retreating to their lodgings, Roget petitioned officials in Paris for exemptions as a medical doctor and a tutor of two teenage boys. Claudia Kalb, Smithsonian Magazine, "Before He Wrote a Thesaurus, Roget Had to Escape Napoleon’s Dragnet," 21 Apr. 2021 If a child needs a tutor or a therapist, don’t wait for his or her symptoms to become severe to find help. Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz, USA TODAY, "What is scaffold parenting? It could be the key to help kids adjust to post-pandemic life," 18 Feb. 2021 And as the vice president to a former vice president and frequent presidential candidate, Zogby said Harris has the ultimate tutor and parallel model to follow in Biden. Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, "Kamala Harris 2024 buzz surges," 8 Feb. 2021 His tutor at Oxford recommended him to Joseph Lockwood, the chairman of EMI, and Mr. Menon began working there in 1956. BostonGlobe.com, "Bhaskar Menon, who turned around Capital Records, dies at 86," 19 Mar. 2021 His tutor at Oxford recommended him to Joseph Lockwood, the chairman of EMI, and Mr. Menon began working there in 1956. Ben Sisario, New York Times, "Bhaskar Menon, Who Turned Capitol Records Around, Dies at 86," 18 Mar. 2021 Students can work with a tutor for as short or as long as needed. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "To keep up with her growing tutoring company, the owner moved it into a new 2,000-square-foot Mequon office," 27 Feb. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb After reading news articles on the potential learning loss, Alex and Ben decided to create this free service to tutor elementary students virtually. Arthur Jones Ii, CBS News, "Intutorly, free virtual tutoring service for kids, wins first prize in high school entrepreneurship competition," 19 Apr. 2021 Karina and Chris have been neighbors for years, yet their families have never spoken until Karina’s Indian-American grandfather volunteers to tutor Chris in math. Michelle Lee, New York Times, "Teach Your Kids to Resist Hatred Toward Asians," 24 Apr. 2021 For one, new A’s shortstop Elvis Andrus boldly said early in spring training that the A’s should run more and was determined to tutor Laureano. John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle, "How Ramón Laureano is raising his game to fuel A's turnaround," 14 Apr. 2021 Opportunities to tutor, mentor, or even provide crisis counseling are all available online or via text. Lauren Lee, CNN, "How to celebrate National Volunteer Week," 16 Apr. 2021 Many of them tried to take on the role of teacher or tutor themselves, but this wasn’t always sustainable, especially for working families. Yec, Forbes, "After The Pandemic, American Education Will Never Be The Same — How That’s A Good Thing," 10 Mar. 2021 Forced to tutor students at a school, a young delinquent falls for a minister’s daughter. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week: ‘My Fair Lady’; ‘Marry Poppins’," 19 Mar. 2021 By fourth grade, however, her son was so far ahead that teachers often asked him to tutor other students. Popular Mechanics, "This Inmate Used Solitary Confinement to Learn Math. Now He's Solving the World's Hardest Equations," 21 Feb. 2021 Matteo, who attends Forest Hills School District's Sherwood Elementary, was paired with a Tutor Teen, one of more than 80 local teenagers volunteering their time to tutor Cincinnati area students. Madeline Mitchell, The Enquirer, "Siblings create Tutor Teens, a free, virtual tutoring program for Cincinnati area students," 9 Mar. 2021

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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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The first known use of tutor was in the 14th century

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13 May 2021

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“Tutor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tutor. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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More Definitions for tutor

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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