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tutornoun [C]

uk   /ˈtjuː.tər/  us   /ˈtuː.t̬ɚ/
a ​teacher who ​teaches a ​childoutside of ​school, ​especially in ​order to give the ​childextrahelp with a ​subject they ​finddifficult: His ​parents got him a tutor to ​help with his ​maths. During my ​illness I was ​taught by a ​series of home tutors.B2 UK a ​teacher at a British ​college or ​university who ​teaches one ​student or a ​smallgroup : His tutor ​encouraged him to ​readwidely in ​philosophy.
tutor
verb [T] uk   us  
Oscar tutors ​ourson in ​maths.
(Definition of tutor from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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tutornoun [C]

 us   /ˈtu·t̬ər/
a ​teacherpaid to ​work privately with one ​student or a ​smallgroup

tutorverb [T]

 us   /ˈtu·t̬ər/
to ​teach by ​working with one ​student or a ​smallgroup, esp. one which ​needsspecialhelp: Volunteers from the ​college tutor ​elementaryschoolchildren in ​reading, ​mathematics, and ​science.
(Definition of tutor from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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