Pronunciation: (tOO'tur, tyOO'-),[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. 4. Archaic. a. to train, school, or discipline.
b. to admonish or reprove.
—v.i. 1. to act as a tutor or private instructor.
2. to study privately with a tutor.