Tutor - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈtuːtər|  American pronunciation of the word tutor
Brit.  |ˈtjuːtə|  British pronunciation of the word tutor


- a person who gives private instruction (as in singing, acting, etc.) (syn: coach)
- be a tutor to someone; give individual instruction
She tutored me in Spanish
- act as a guardian to someone


I got a tutor to help me with my homework.

He is a tutor in European history.

She earned extra money tutoring in the evening.

...bought a video series designed to tutor a person in the fine art of decorating cakes...

The children were educated at home by a succession of tutors.

She was my tutor at Durham.

He was privately tutored.

Young men were tutored in the art of handling horses.

During my illness I was taught by a series of home tutors.

She was tutored at home during her illness.

His mind is not yet tutored to the philosophy of the subject.

She tutored me in Spanish

He was engaged as a tutor.

The tutor assessed the student's strengths and weaknesses.

She had once discovered him playing cards with his tutor.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: tutor
he/she/it: tutors
present participle: tutoring
past tense: tutored
past participle: tutored
singular: tutor
plural: tutors
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