Tutor

From Academic Kids

A tutor is a private instructor who teaches a specific educational subject or skill to an individual student. Such one-on-one attention allows the tutor to improve the student's knowledge or skills far more rapidly than in a classroom setting. Tutors are often privately hired and paid by the student or the student's family. Many are used for remedial students or others needing special attention; many provide more advanced material for exceptionally capable and highly motivated students. Tutelage is the process of being under the guidance of a tutor.

In English universities, a tutor is a postgraduate student or a lecturer assigned to conduct a seminar for undergraduate students.

At St. John's College the professors are referred to as tutors. They serve the function of guiding the conversation and attempting to keep it focused, whether in tutorials or in seminar.

Secondary Meanings

To tutor someone is also a slang term for engaging in sexual activity.

External links

  • tutoringFAQ (http://www.tutoringfaq.com) Frequently asked questions about tutors and tutoring
  • Shlim - Math Education (http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~mshlimov/log/archives/category/math-tutoring/) Ideas on Mathematics & Education

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