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Meaning of tutor

tu•tor

Pronunciation: (t'tur, ty'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a person employed to instruct another in some branch or branches of learning, esp. a private instructor.
  2. a teacher of academic rank lower than instructor in some American universities and colleges.
  3. a teacher without institutional connection who assists students in preparing for examinations.
  4. (esp. at Oxford and Cambridge) a university officer, usually a fellow, responsible for teaching and supervising a number of undergraduates.
  5. the guardian of a boy or girl below the age of puberty or majority.
—v.t.
  1. to act as a tutor to; teach or instruct, esp. privately.
  2. to have the guardianship, instruction, or care of.
  3. to instruct underhandedly; coach: to tutor a witness before he testifies.
    1. to train, school, or discipline.
    2. to admonish or reprove.
—v.i.
  1. to act as a tutor or private instructor.
  2. to study privately with a tutor.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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