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tu·tor

 (to͞o′tər, tyo͞o′-)
n.
1.
a. A private instructor.
b. One that gives additional, special, or remedial instruction.
2. A teacher or teaching assistant in some universities and colleges having a rank lower than that of an instructor.
3. A graduate, usually a fellow, responsible for the supervision of an undergraduate at some British universities.
4. Law The guardian of a minor.
v. tu·tored, tu·tor·ing, tu·tors
v.tr.
1. To act as a tutor to; instruct or teach privately.
2. To have the guardianship, tutelage, or care of.
v.intr.
1. To function as a tutor.
2. To be instructed by a tutor; study under a tutor.

[Middle English tutour, from Old French, from Latin tūtor, from tūtus, variant past participle of tuērī, to guard.]

tutor

(ˈtjuːtə)
n
1. (Education) a teacher, usually instructing individual pupils and often engaged privately
2. (Education) (at universities, colleges, etc) a member of staff responsible for the teaching and supervision of a certain number of students
3. (Law) Scots law the guardian of a pupil. See pupil12
vb
4. (Education) to act as a tutor to (someone); instruct
5. (tr) to act as guardian to; have care of
6. (Education) (intr) chiefly US to study under a tutor
7. (tr) rare to admonish, discipline, or reprimand
[C14: from Latin: a watcher, from tuērī to watch over]
ˈtutorage, ˈtutorˌship n

tu•tor

(ˈtu tər, ˈtyu-)

n.
1. a person employed to instruct another, esp. privately.
2. a teacher of academic rank lower than instructor in some American universities and colleges.
3. (esp. at Oxford and Cambridge) a university officer responsible for teaching and supervising a number of undergraduates.
v.t.
4. to act as a tutor to; teach or instruct, esp. privately; coach.
5. to have the guardianship, instruction, or care of.
6. Archaic. to train, school, or discipline.
v.i.
7. to act as a tutor or private instructor.
8. to study privately with a tutor.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin tūtor protector =tū- (variant s. of tuērī to guard) + -tor -tor]
tu′tor•ship`, n.
syn: See teach.

tutor


Past participle: tutored
Gerund: tutoring

Imperative
tutor
tutor
Present
I tutor
you tutor
he/she/it tutors
we tutor
you tutor
they tutor
Preterite
I tutored
you tutored
he/she/it tutored
we tutored
you tutored
they tutored
Present Continuous
I am tutoring
you are tutoring
he/she/it is tutoring
we are tutoring
you are tutoring
they are tutoring
Present Perfect
I have tutored
you have tutored
he/she/it has tutored
we have tutored
you have tutored
they have tutored
Past Continuous
I was tutoring
you were tutoring
he/she/it was tutoring
we were tutoring
you were tutoring
they were tutoring
Past Perfect
I had tutored
you had tutored
he/she/it had tutored
we had tutored
you had tutored
they had tutored
Future
I will tutor
you will tutor
he/she/it will tutor
we will tutor
you will tutor
they will tutor
Future Perfect
I will have tutored
you will have tutored
he/she/it will have tutored
we will have tutored
you will have tutored
they will have tutored
Future Continuous
I will be tutoring
you will be tutoring
he/she/it will be tutoring
we will be tutoring
you will be tutoring
they will be tutoring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tutoring
you have been tutoring
he/she/it has been tutoring
we have been tutoring
you have been tutoring
they have been tutoring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tutoring
you will have been tutoring
he/she/it will have been tutoring
we will have been tutoring
you will have been tutoring
they will have been tutoring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tutoring
you had been tutoring
he/she/it had been tutoring
we had been tutoring
you had been tutoring
they had been tutoring
Conditional
I would tutor
you would tutor
he/she/it would tutor
we would tutor
you would tutor
they would tutor
Past Conditional
I would have tutored
you would have tutored
he/she/it would have tutored
we would have tutored
you would have tutored
they would have tutored
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tutor - a person who gives private instruction (as in singing, acting, etc.)tutor - a person who gives private instruction (as in singing, acting, etc.)
singing, vocalizing - the act of singing vocal music
crammer - a teacher who is paid to cram students for examinations
instructor, teacher - a person whose occupation is teaching
Verb1.tutor - be a tutor to someonetutor - be a tutor to someone; give individual instruction; "She tutored me in Spanish"
instruct, teach, learn - impart skills or knowledge to; "I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat"
2.tutor - act as a guardian to someonetutor - act as a guardian to someone  
interrelate, relate - be in a relationship with; "How are these two observations related?"

tutor

noun
1. teacher, coach, instructor, educator, guide, governor, guardian, lecturer, guru, mentor, preceptor, master or mistress, schoolmaster or schoolmistress He surprised his tutors by failing the exam.
verb
1. teach, educate, school, train, coach, guide, discipline, lecture, drill, instruct, edify, direct She was at home, being tutored with her brothers.

tutor

nounverb
To impart knowledge and skill to:
Translations
كِتاب تَعْليممُدَرِّسمُعَلِّم خُصوصييُعَلِّم
dávat hodinydomácí učitellektortutoručebnice
vejlederlærebogprivatlærerunderviseuniversitetslærer
yksityisopettaja
učitelj
házitanítótanulmányvezetõ tanártutor
einkakennarikennakennarikennslubók
個別指導教官
가정교사
kurso vadovasmokytojoprivatus mokytojasseminarasstudijų vadovas
mācītpašmācības grāmatapasniedzējsprivātskolotājs
dávať hodinydomáci učiteľtútor
domači učitelj
privatlärare
ครูสอนพิเศษ
danışman öğretmeneğitmenmüzik öğretim kitabıözel ders vermeközel öğretmen
giáo viên phụ đạo

tutor

[ˈtjuːtəʳ]
A. N (= private teacher) → profesor(a) m/f particular (Brit) (Univ) → tutor(a) m/f; (= teaching assistant) → profesor(a) m/f auxiliar; (= counsellor, supervisor) → profesor m consejero, profesora f consejera; (eg for OU, also Jur) → tutor(a) m/f
B. VT to tutor sb in Latindar clases particulares de latín a algn
C. CPD tutor group N (Brit) (Scol) → grupo m de tutoría

tutor

[ˈtjuːtər]
n
(British) (UNIVERSITY)directeur/trice m/f d'études
(= private teacher) → professeur m particulier
vt
(at university)diriger les études de
(= give private tuition) → donner des cours particuliers à

tutor

n
(= private teacher)Privat- or Hauslehrer(in) m(f)
(Brit Univ) → Tutor(in) m(f)
vt
(as private teacher) → privat unterrichten; (= give extra lessons to)Nachhilfe(unterricht) geben (+dat); to tutor somebody in Latinjdm Privatunterricht/Nachhilfe in Latein geben
(liter, = discipline) emotionsbeherrschen

tutor

[ˈtjuːtəʳ]
1. n (private teacher) → insegnante m/f privato/a; (living with family) → precettore m (Brit) (Univ) → docente m/f (responsabile di un gruppo)
2. vt to tutor sb in Italiandare lezioni private d'italiano a qn

tutor

(ˈtjuːtə) noun
1. a teacher of a group of students in a college or university.
2. a privately-employed teacher. His parents employed a tutor to teach him Greek.
3. a book which teaches a subject, especially music. I bought a violin tutor.
verb
to teach. He tutored the child in mathematics.
tuˈtorial (-ˈtoː-) adjective
of or concerning a tutor.
noun
a lesson by a tutor at a college or university. We have lectures and tutorials in history.

tutor

مُدَرِّس lektor vejleder Privatlehrer προγυμναστής tutor yksityisopettaja tuteur učitelj insegnante privato 個別指導教官 가정교사 privéleraar veileder nauczyciel professor наставник privatlärare ครูสอนพิเศษ eğitmen giáo viên phụ đạo 家庭教师
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The mother and tutor both rushed toward the window but before they had crossed half the room the boy had leaped nimbly to the sill and entered the apartment with them.
Carfry named as her nephew, and a small dark gentleman with lively eyes whom she introduced as his tutor, pronouncing a French name as she did so.
That young men travel under some tutor, or grave servant, I allow well; so that he be such a one that hath the language, and hath been in the country before; whereby he may be able to tell them what things are worthy to be seen, in the country where they go; what acquaintances they are to seek; what exercises, or discipline, the place yieldeth.
Deirdre was placed in a safe and lonely castle, where she was seen of none save her tutor and her nurse, Lavarcam.
The German tutor was trying to remember all the dishes, wines, and kinds of dessert, in order to send a full description of the dinner to his people in Germany; and he felt greatly offended when the butler with a bottle wrapped in a napkin passed him by.
Hilton Soames, tutor and lecturer at the College of St.
Having, therefore, determined to commit these boys to the tuition of a private tutor, Mr Thwackum was recommended to him for that office, by a very particular friend, of whose understanding Mr Allworthy had a great opinion, and in whose integrity he placed much confidence.
Sitnikov was the tutor to whom Seryozha's secular education had been intrusted.
Excuse me; but what did your tutor tell you, to encourage you to work?
laughed the apparition, "every gentleman seems to have the same fancy, for not a quarter of an hour ago a young lad, well mounted like you, as tall as you and of about your age, halted before this clump of trees and had this table and this chair brought here, and dined here, with an old gentleman who seemed to be his tutor, upon a pie, of which they haven't left a mouthful, and two bottles of Macon wine, of which they haven't left a drop, but fortunately we have still some of the same wine and some of the same pies left, and if your worship will but give your orders "
Have you ever heard of any tutor whom you would prefer to another?
Brooke," said Kate, with a commanding air, which surprised Meg, who treated the tutor with as much respect as any other gentleman.