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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a course tutorBrE:
▪ I discussed it with my course tutor.
▪ It was me, her personal tutor at that time, who persuaded her to stay.
▪ He was led to believe that he would receive better than a university education with Mr. Wickstead as his personal tutor.
▪ The personal tutor offers academic advice on the student's choice of programmes as well as other more general advice as required.
Personal problems-Your personal tutor is there to talk to should you want help with personal problems.
▪ Students awarded more than one resit must choose, in consultation with their personal tutor, which one is more important to take.
▪ Many others have set themselves up as private tutors, which is now permitted.
▪ It had been further modified to include in its membership all four university resident tutors and six education officers from participating LEAs.
▪ However, the most significant impact of the resident tutor model was seen in Essex and, especially, in Norfolk.
▪ In September 1938, A. E. Douglas-Smith took up his duties as university resident tutor in the county.
▪ For the Modular Course one response has been the centralization of liaison and decision-making in a single senior tutor.
▪ The eleven senior tutors are each seconded from a department to the Modular Course for a third of their time.
▪ Medical certificates should be forwarded directly to the course director or senior course tutor.
▪ Decisions on part-time degree applicants are normally taken by senior tutors.
▪ These tutorials involve the class teacher with whom the student worked in the previous two terms, as well as the course tutor.
▪ Regular support meetings for new staff and course tutors can be arranged informally when a re-entry programme has been completed.
▪ Women who have attended the Dow-Stoker Returner courses can always give the course tutor as a referee.
▪ This learning experience must be recorded via a Learning Diary and confirmed by the signature of employer and/or course tutor.
▪ Medical certificates should be forwarded directly to the course director or senior course tutor.
▪ Talk to your course tutor about it.
▪ Referrals come from the health authority whose speech therapists undertake assessments of students and often team-teach with adult education tutors.
▪ Susan King is a journalist and adult education tutor.
▪ Joyce became a part-time tutor at a creamer's, while still participating in the social life of his peers.
▪ How he went on to become a tutor to the poor and homeless.
▪ a math tutor
▪ They hired a private tutor to help Carlos with his English
▪ When she was ill she studied at home with a private tutor.
▪ Hourly-paid language tutors, too, face increasingly demanding employers.
▪ In addition, the tutor can advise on alternative equipment or software which will perform the required functions more quickly or more effectively.
▪ In such company Minton stood out as the tutor with a more Continental outlook.
▪ Make more use of your tutors - compile a list of queries and then arrange to see a tutor for help.
▪ The android tutor had a special location unit.
▪ The program Chip was running included counselors and tutors and provided a wide range of services.
▪ The regular training programme is jointly planned by adult education advisory tutors and senior speech therapists.
▪ The trainee, together with the in-bureau tutor, should work out and carry through a tailor-made course of study.
▪ Older work-inhibited stu-dents often welcome the opportunity to tutor younger children.
▪ Heloise Sharp often tutors children in Valley Center.
▪ For six weeks Henry David Thoreau tutored the Brownson children.
▪ All students received tutoring and academic and personal counseling.
▪ An authority on the subject had tutored them in the accent used at that time.
▪ I tutored three afternoons a week, and saw about five or six students a day.
▪ One child was being tutored at home, and they were all fine.
▪ She wanted her own machine, fast, and a mechanic willing to tutor her.
▪ This system can also work for older teenagers, but if you are over sixteen you are not entitled to free tutoring.
▪ Up until two years ago, he had been tutored at home.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Tutor \Tu"tor\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tutored; p. pr. & vb. n. Tutoring.]

  1. To have the guardianship or care of; to teach; to instruct.

    Their sons are well tutored by you.

  2. To play the tutor toward; to treat with authority or severity.


Tutor \Tu"tor\, n. [OE. tutour, L. tutor, fr. tueri to watch, defend: cf. F. tuteur. Cf. Tuition.] One who guards, protects, watches over, or has the care of, some person or thing. Specifically:

  1. A treasurer; a keeper. ``Tutour of your treasure.''
    --Piers Plowman.

  2. (Civ. Law) One who has the charge of a child or pupil and his estate; a guardian.

  3. A private or public teacher.

  4. (Eng. Universities) An officer or member of some hall, who instructs students, and is responsible for their discipline.

  5. (Am. Colleges) An instructor of a lower rank than a professor.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "guardian, custodian," from Old French tuteor "guardian, private teacher" (13c., Modern French tuteur), from Latin tutorem (nominative tutor) "guardian, watcher," from tutus, variant past participle of tueri "watch over," of uncertain origin, perhaps from PIE *teue- (1) "pay attention to" (see thews). Specific sense of "senior boy appointed to help a junior in his studies" is recorded from 1680s.


1590s, from tutor (n.). Related: Tutored; tutoring.


n. 1 One who teaches another (usually called a ''student'', ''learner'', or ''tutee'') in a one-on-one or small-group interaction. 2 (context UK English) A university officer responsible for students in a particular hall. 3 (context obsolete English) One who has the charge of a child or pupil and his estate; a guardian. 4 (context trading card games English) A card that allows you to search your deck for one or more other cards. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To instruct or teach, especially to an individual or small group. 2 (context trading card games English) To search your deck for one or more other cards.


n. a person who gives private instruction (as in singing or acting) [syn: coach, private instructor]

  1. v. be a tutor to someone; give individual instruction; "She tutored me in Spanish"

  2. act as a guardian to someone


A tutor is an instructor who gives private lessons. Shadow education is a name for private supplementary tutoring that is offered outside the mainstream education system.

Normally, a tutor will help a student who is struggling in a subject of some sort. Also, a tutor may be provided for a student who wants to learn at home.

In the United States, the term "tutor" is generally associated with one who gives professional instruction (sometimes within a school setting but often independently) in a given topic or field.

TUTOR (programming language)

TUTOR (also known as PLATO Author Language) is a programming language developed for use on the PLATO system at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign around 1965. TUTOR was initially designed by Paul Tenczar for use in computer assisted instruction (CAI) and computer managed instruction (CMI) (in computer programs called "lessons") and has many features for that purpose. For example, TUTOR has powerful answer-parsing and answer-judging commands, graphics, and features to simplify handling student records and statistics by instructors. TUTOR's flexibility, in combination with PLATO's computational power (running on what was considered a supercomputer in 1972), also made it suitable for the creation of many non-educational lessons—that is, games—including flight simulators, war games, dungeon style multiplayer role-playing games, card games, word games, and medical lesson games such as Bugs and Drugs (BND).

Tutor (officer)

In the University of Cambridge and University of Dublin a Tutor is an officer of a college responsible for the pastoral care of a number of students in cognate disciplines; as against a Director of Studies in Cambridge who is responsible for the academic progress of a group of students in their own discipline, with both Tutors and Directors of Study answering to a Senior Tutor. In the University of Oxford, the colleges fuse pastoral and academic care into the single office of Fellow and Tutor, also known as a CUF Lecturer.

Usage examples of "tutor".

He pictured to himself the moment when he must advance to meet her, and could not help thinking of his little tutor Chufu, above whom he towered by two heads while he was still a boy, and who used to call up his admonitions to him from below.

Ken pulled in some alumnus chits, had him tutored, the boy took the SAT four times.

Anthony Ascham, a sixteenth-century alchemist and astrologer and the brother of Roger Ascham, the humanist tutor to Edward VI and Elizabeth I.

Not content with her own private obsession she cast her husband in the role of Wolmar, the older, rather austere but devoted figure whom Julie dutifully marries in preference to the besotted young tutor Saint-Preux.

Christ was baptized not that He might be regenerated, but that He might regenerate others: wherefore after His Baptism He needed no tutor like other children.

The lad is now bedeviling the tutors at Harrow, though bets favor him being sent down before long break.

I suggest finding some rural property and the lady can help you find a tutor for Beel, she can.

Two or three days later, the Chevalier de Morosini, the nephew of the procurator, and sole heir of the illustrious house of Morosini, came to Naples accompanied by his tutor Stratico, the professor of mathematics at Padua, and the same that had given me a letter for his brother, the Pisan professor.

Tutored by Mlle Clairon, he tried to imitate a specific style in the classical theater: that of the actors Mole and de Larive, famous for their grave portrayal of patriarchal heroes.

I could see that she had been carefully tutored by her mother to behave in this manner, and I felt this treatment to be both absurd and impertinent.

Henry and Mary would be with him as well as Master Croke, his tutor, who knew of the attack and was no fool.

The Senior Tutor was filmed cycling along the towpath by Fen Ditton coaching an eight, and was then interviewed in Hall on the dietary requirements of athletes.

Your college and tutors will grant you an exeat, while you attend to your urgent family business.

Nevertheless, King Ardrin, who was a kindly man, introduced the boy as his fosterling, and it was obvious that he was being well treated and given the best of everything, from tutors and governesses to lessons in swordplay and languages, the proper education for a prince.

She had taken the firmest hand as tutor, with Louarn her prize pupil and the two Girdlers her challenge.