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 tutorship
During this period, however, Buchanan had other occupations besides his tutorship and his literary work.Royal Edinburgh|Margaret Oliphant
At the age of fourteen he entered Oglethorpe College, where, after graduating with distinction, he held a tutorship.
He had elected at graduation to pursue post-graduate courses in chemistry and physics, and had recently accepted a tutorship.The Law-Breakers and Other Stories|Robert Grant
Finally in 1227, Hubert having proclaimed the king of age, dismissed the bishop of Winchester from his tutorship.
I made rapid progress with my education under the tutorship of my wife, who would sit up very late at night to teach me.From Crow-Scaring to Westminster; an Autobiography|George Edwards M.P., O.B.E.
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.