Definition of tutor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    tutor

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    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈtjuːtə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtuːtər//
     
    Teaching and learning, People in schools, University people, Professions
     
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  1. 1a private teacher, especially one who teaches an individual student or a very small group See related entries: Teaching and learning, People in schools, Professions
  2. 2(especially British English) a teacher whose job is to pay special attention to the studies or health, etc. of a student or a group of students his history tutor He was my personal tutor at university. She's in my tutor group at school. See related entries: Teaching and learning, People in schools, University people
  3. 3(British English) a teacher, especially one who teaches adults or who has a special role in a school or college a part-time adult education tutor See related entries: Teaching and learning, People in schools, Professions
  4. 4(North American English) an assistant lecturer in a college See related entries: Teaching and learning, Professions
  5. 5a book of instruction in a particular subject, especially music a violin tutor
  6. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French tutour or Latin tutor, from tueri ‘to watch, guard’.Extra examples He became tutor to the prince. His father hired a private tutor for him. Roger Ascham, tutor to Queen Elizabeth I. She works part time as a tutor for Spanish. a tutor in mathematics advanced students who act as peer tutors Children who miss a lot of schoolwork through illness are usually allowed a home tutor. He worked as a tutor to the family’s three young children. She’s a part-time adult education tutor. They employed a private tutor to help him with his music. Who’s your form tutor?
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