- a person employed to instruct another in some branch or branches of learning, especially a private instructor.
- a teacher of academic rank lower than instructor in some American universities and colleges.
- a teacher without institutional connection who assists students in preparing for examinations.
- (especially at Oxford and Cambridge) a university officer, usually a fellow, responsible for teaching and supervising a number of undergraduates.
- the guardian of a boy or girl below the age of puberty or majority.
- to act as a tutor to; teach or instruct, especially privately.
- to have the guardianship, instruction, or care of.
- to instruct underhandedly; coach: to tutor a witness before he testifies.
- to train, school, or discipline.
- to admonish or reprove.
- to act as a tutor or private instructor.
- to study privately with a tutor.
Origin of tutor
Examples from the Web for tutoring
I took on work in the evenings tutoring wealthy high-school students in math.Did My Education Cost Too Much?
September 12, 2012
Today, more offer mentoring programs, tutoring, and extra counseling to help ease the transition.The College Admissions Crash
August 23, 2010
Merryman, a lawyer turned writer/editor and operator of a tutoring program for inner-city kids, does not have children of her own.Parenting for Smarties
John Douglas Marshall
September 29, 2009
I did have a condition in French, and Miss Carter was tutoring me, just as you thought.Betty Wales Senior
Every one requires some of it, but many must take months of tutoring.The Making of a Trade School
Mary Schenck Woolman
But I could live on it, and in any case it was better than slaving at tutoring.The Dew of Their Youth
S. R. Crockett
My teacher has often said that the reason she has kept on tutoring me is because I look like a sister she once had.Sisters
Grace May North
I want some tutoring in Latin, and he said he thought you could take me on.Full-Back Foster</p>
Ralph Henry Barbour
- a teacher, usually instructing individual pupils and often engaged privately
- (at universities, colleges, etc) a member of staff responsible for the teaching and supervision of a certain number of students
- Scots law the guardian of a pupilSee pupil 1 (def. 2)
- to act as a tutor to (someone); instruct
- (tr) to act as guardian to; have care of
- (intr) mainly US to study under a tutor
- (tr) rare to admonish, discipline, or reprimand
Word Origin and History for tutoring
late 14c., "guardian, custodian," from Old French tutour "guardian, private teacher," from Latin tutorem (nominative tutor) "guardian, watcher," from tutus, variant past participle of tueri "watch over," of unknown origin. Specific sense of "senior boy appointed to help a junior in his studies" is recorded from 1680s.
1590s, from tutor (n.). Related: Tutored; tutoring.