verb (used with object)
- to train, school, or discipline.
- to admonish or reprove.
verb (used without object)
- tutorial system,
Origin of tutor
Examples from the Web for tutor
Her mother was illiterate, but she secured a tutor for both her sons and her daughters, and Juana could read by the age of 3.Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun|Katie Baker|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Filming in Mexico City, where his tutor would supplement world-history lessons with trips to nearby Aztec ruins.‘Free Willy’ Turns 20: Catching Up With Star Jason James Richter|Kevin Fallon|July 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He was unnerved when he hired a grand master to tutor her in chess and, after a few months of lessons, she started beating Shaw.The Best Bits From the Secret Ava Gardner Conversations|Filipa Ioannou|July 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Day completely controlled her fate—he was employer, protector, and tutor all rolled into one.
Bialik credits a tutor she had when she was 15 for changing the trajectory of her life.Mayim Bialik On Her First Emmy Nomination, for ‘The Big Bang Theory’|Maria Elena Fernandez|August 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Take Maksi out for a ride and let the lacquey go with him instead of his tutor!The Poor Plutocrats|Maurus Jkai
But French literature was certainly the gainer by the appointment of Bossuet to the post of tutor to the Prince.
During this period he acted as tutor to the two sons of Calignon, chancellor of Navarre.
Bob handed it over and his tutor showed him how to cast.49 Bob was awkward at first but he was soon casting very nicely.Bob Hunt in Canada|George W. Orton
He graduated at Yale College, and afterwards was a tutor in the establishment.Foot-prints of a letter carrier|James Rees
Word Origin for tutor
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.