tutor

[too-ter, tyoo-] /ˈtu tər, ˈtyu-/
noun
1.
a person employed to instruct another in some branch or branches of learning, especially 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.
(especially 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.
verb (used with object)
6.
to act as a tutor to; teach or instruct, especially privately.
7.
to have the guardianship, instruction, or care of.
8.
to instruct underhandedly; coach:
"to tutor a witness before he testifies."
9.
Archaic.
  1. to train, school, or discipline.
  2. to admonish or reprove.
verb (used without object)
10.
to act as a tutor or private instructor.
11.
to study privately with a tutor.
Origin
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin tūtor protector, equivalent to tū- (variant stem of tuērī to guard; see tutelage) + -tor -tor
Related forms
tutorless, adjective
tutorship, noun
mistutor, verb
subtutor, noun
subtutorship, noun
undertutor, noun
well-tutored, adjective
Synonym Study
6. See teach.
British Dictionary definitions for well-tutored
tutor (ˈtjuːtə)
 
n
1.  a teacher, usually instructing individual pupils and often engaged privately
2.  (at universities, colleges, etc) a member of staff responsible for the teaching and supervision of a certain number of students
3.  Scots law See pupil the guardian of a pupil
 
vb
4.  to act as a tutor to (someone); instruct
5.  (tr) to act as guardian to; have care of
6.  chiefly (US) (intr) to study under a tutor
7.  rare (tr) to admonish, discipline, or reprimand
 
[C14: from Latin: a watcher, from tuērī to watch over]
 
'tutorage
 
n
 
'tutorship
 
n

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Word Origin and History for well-tutored
tutor
late 14c., "guardian, custodian," from O.Fr. tutour "guardian, private teacher," from L. tutorem (nom. tutor) "guardian, watcher," from tutus, variant pp. of tueri "watch over," of unknown origin. Specific sense of "senior boy appointed to help a junior in his studies" is recorded from 1680s. The verb is attested from 1590s; tutorial (adj.) is recorded from 1742; as a noun it is attested from 1923.
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