- 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 tutorship
Will this country ever escape the tutorship of sham science?Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863
Antonia says he wants a tutorship; now, can you really recommend him?The Island Pharisees
He was waiting at the time to hear about a tutorship which had been mentioned to him.Mitchelhurst Place, Vol. I (of 2)
The history of the tutorship was as follows: Money had come from America, after all.Dorothy and other Italian Stories
Constance Fenimore Woolson
In 1838 he accepted a tutorship at Athens, where he remained until 1840.
- 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 tutorship
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.