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tutor

tu·tor

tutor

 
pronunciation:
tu tr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who gives private instruction, sometimes remedial, to a single student or several students.
 
similar words:
coach, instructor, preceptor, schoolmaster, schoolmistress, schoolteacher, teacher
definition 2: a faculty member responsible for the individual instruction of a number of undergraduates at some British universities.
synonyms:
don
similar words:
academic
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: tutored, tutoring, tutors
definition 1: to teach or instruct, esp. privately or individually.
synonyms:
coach, instruct, teach
similar words:
edify, educate, enlighten, inform, lesson, school
definition 2: to serve as the guardian of; supervise, guide, or protect.
synonyms:
guide, supervise
similar words:
direct, guard, protect, take care of, watch
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to serve as a tutor; give private instruction.
synonyms:
teach
similar words:
coach, educate
definition 2: to receive private instruction from a tutor.
similar words:
train
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derivations: tutorage (n.), tutorship (n.)
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