Definition of "tutor" []

  • A private instructor. (noun)
  • One that gives additional, special, or remedial instruction. (noun)
  • A teacher or teaching assistant in some universities and colleges having a rank lower than that of an instructor. (noun)
  • A graduate, usually a fellow, responsible for the supervision of an undergraduate at some British universities. (noun)
  • Law The legal guardian of a minor and of the minor's property. (noun)
  • A teacher, usually instructing individual pupils and often engaged privately (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (at universities, colleges, etc) a member of staff responsible for the teaching and supervision of a certain number of students (noun)
  • The guardian of a pupil (noun)
  • To act as a tutor to (someone); instruct (verb)
  • To act as guardian to; have care of (verb)
  • To study under a tutor (verb)
  • To admonish, discipline, or reprimand (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "tutor" in a sentence
  • "To every fifty children a tutor is assigned: they ramble through the country to collect specimens and observe the various formations, – excursion-trains being frequently engaged in taking them to distant localities to see for themselves hot springs, mountains, canyons, stalactites, stalagmites, &c."
  • "An hour a week of conversation with a tutor is going to help, assuming the tutor stops and explains what you are doing wrong."
  • "If you are here in México and in a fairly large city with a University, Fergueson's advice to get a private tutor is probably the best advice of all."