Crossword clues for tutor
- Teach one-on-one
- After-class aide
- Give one-on-one help
- Aristotle, to Alexander the Great
- Literacy volunteer, e.g.
- Help with homework
- Means of catching up with the rest of the class
- One offering help in passing?
- A person who gives private instruction (as in singing or acting)
- Pangloss, for one
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Tutor \Tu"tor\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tutored; p. pr. & vb. n. Tutoring.]
To have the guardianship or care of; to teach; to instruct.
Their sons are well tutored by you.
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:
A treasurer; a keeper. ``Tutour of your treasure.''
(Civ. Law) One who has the charge of a child or pupil and his estate; a guardian.
A private or public teacher.
(Eng. Universities) An officer or member of some hall, who instructs students, and is responsible for their discipline.
(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.
v. be a tutor to someone; give individual instruction; "She tutored me in Spanish"
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 (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).
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.