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tutor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v tutor be a tutor to someone; give individual instruction "She tutored me in Spanish"
    • v tutor act as a guardian to someone
    • n tutor a person who gives private instruction (as in singing, acting, etc.)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: One of the greatest soldiers in history, Alexander the Great, was tutored by the greatest thinker of all time, Aristotle.
    • n Tutor (Civ. Law) One who guards, protects, watches over, or has the care of, some person or thing. "Tutour of your treasure."
    • Tutor To have the guardianship or care of; to teach; to instruct. "Their sons are well tutored by you."
    • Tutor To play the tutor toward; to treat with authority or severity.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Alexander the Great was tutored by Aristotle.
    • n tutor A guardian.
    • n tutor In law, the guardian of a boy or girl in pupilarity. In the absence of other provision, the father is the tutor, and failing him there may be a tutor nominate, a tutor-at-law, or a tutor dative. A tutor nominate is one nominated in a testament, etc., by the father of the child or children to be placed under guardianship. A father may nominate any number of tutors. A tutor-at-law is one who acquires his right by the mere disposition of law, in cases where there is no tutor nominate, or where the tutor nominate is dead, or cannot act, or has not accepted. A tutor dative is one named by the sovereign on the failure of both tutors nominate and tutors-at-law. In civil law it was originally considered as a right of the nearest relative to be named the tutor in order to preserve the fortune for the family, and it was only gradually that the protection of the infant himself came to be considered the principal object, and the filling of the office of tutor more as a duty which had to be fulfilled unless there were special circumstances to excuse, than as a right which a relative could claim.
    • n tutor One who has the care of instructing another in various branches or in any branch of learning; a private instructor; also, a teacher or instructor in anything.
    • n tutor In Eng. universities, an officer who is specially intrusted with the care of the undergraduates of his college.
    • n tutor In U. S. colleges, a teacher subordinate to a professor, usually appointed for a year or a term of years.
    • tutor To have the guardianship or care of.
    • tutor To instruct; teach.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tutor tū′tor one who looks to or takes care of: one who has charge of the education of another: one who hears the lessons of and examines students: a teacher:
    • n Tutor tū′tor (Scots law) a guardian of the person as well as of the estate of a boy under fourteen, or girl under twelve
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Quotations

  • Thomas Fuller
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    “Old foxes want no tutors.”
  • John Locke
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    “It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. tutour, L. tutor, fr. tueri, to watch, defend: cf. F. tuteur,. Cf. Tuition
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. tutor, a guardian—tuēri, tuitus, to look to.

Usage

In literature:

The tutor had arrived in the meantime, but he was not asked to go to the study as usual.
"Heidi" by Johanna Spyri
Has she struck up some sort of queer friendship with Miss Carter or was she being tutored too?
"Betty Wales Senior" by Margaret Warde
His principal tutor had been Pobiedonostzeff, a man who believed in autocracy.
"The Story of Russia" by R. Van Bergen
The tutor helped to put her in, and looked inquiringly at his pupil.
"Roger Ingleton, Minor" by Talbot Baines Reed
I had to go to my tutor myself at seven, so I could not wait, and began my tea alone.
"For Fortune and Glory" by Lewis Hough
I'm not going to pay half that tutor's expenses if this sort of idleness is to be encouraged.
"Cormorant Crag" by George Manville Fenn
He would be under too many disadvantages, so I think we will decide upon a private tutor.
"Quicksilver" by George Manville Fenn
On these occasions we gained a considerable amount of information from our worthy tutor on natural history.
"With Axe and Rifle" by W.H.G. Kingston
I like my tutor, and he is very considerate, so I get on very well.
"Ernest Bracebridge" by William H. G. Kingston
INTRODUCTION TO OUR SALT TUTOR AND THE WRECK.
"Captain Mugford" by W.H.G. Kingston
VISIT; AND A STRANGE JUMBLE OF TIRADES, TEARS, TUTORS, TENDERNESS, AND A TEA-KETTLE.
"Rattlin the Reefer" by Edward Howard
His studies ultimately won him a Fellowship at St. Gatien's, where his services as a tutor were not needed.
"The Mark Of Cain" by Andrew Lang
I should have thought you might have been tutor at a college.
"Dr. Wortle's School" by Anthony Trollope
During his junior year he did not contest, preferring to tutor two of the competitors who were successful.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
Upon the return to Kennons of the newly-married people, a tutor was secured for the two boys, Thornton and Hubert.
"Hubert's Wife" by Minnie Mary Lee
In the Russia of that day sons of noble families were not often kept under tutors.
"The Genius" by Margaret Horton Potter
Under-graduates in due time took their degree, and became private tutors themselves.
"Apologia Pro Vita Sua" by John Henry Cardinal Newman
Formerly Fellow and Tutor of Merton College.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
Experience as a tutor.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
In another he speaks of a Greek tutor who has deserted him, a certain Dionysius, and he boils over with anger.
"The Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
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In poetry:

``Read I your inmost soul aright,
Heaven hath to you been strangely kind;
Gave gentle cradle, boyhood bright,
A fostered soul, a tutored mind.
"At The Gate Of The Convent" by Alfred Austin
Be it a lamp — thy path to light —
Thy tutor — to direct thee right,
To take thee from all ill away,
And lead thee to the source of day.
"Godly Exhortations To A Child " by Rees Prichard
THE tutor liked his own details to hear,
And entertaining made his tales appear:
The num'rous perils that the fair had fled,
Who laughed aside, no doubt, at what he said.
"The Princess Betrothed To The King Of Garba" by Jean de La Fontaine
Nor can I move thee by soft winning art,
By manners taught to charm, or practised glance;
Artless as thine, my too too feeling heart
Disdains the tutored eye, the fond advance.
"Love Elegy, to Henry" by Amelia Opie
O Welcome simply soothing treasure!
In midst o' pain my lanely pleasure!
Tutor'd by thee, and whispering leisure,
I quit the thrang,
And, wrapt in bless'd retirement, measure
Thy varied sang!
"The Scottish Muse" by Hector MacNeill
O not in vain to me be given
The joys of earth—the hopes of heaven;
O not in vain may I receive
My Master's talents—but, subdued
And tutored by the soul of good,
To God—to bliss—to virtue live!
"Morning" by John Bowring

In news:

A former big-league pitcher and coach, he's tutored star pitchers such as Nolan Ryan, Randy Johnson, Orel Hershiser and Cole Hammels.
Unmotivated students do not reap the full rewards of using a computer-based intelligent tutoring system.
Lawmakers, education leaders spar over embattled tutoring program.
Tutor charged in rape of 8-year-old girl.
Contractor Tutor Perini vows to appeal, saying the building's flaws originated in the designs and can be corrected for less than the cost of implosion.
You can be trained to be a reading tutor to those that need help.
Photo by Ted Lutz – Part of a new reading program at the Kane Elementary School features tutoring sessions for children.
Taking part in a typical tutoring session are, left to right: Linda Lorenzo, principal at the elementary school.
Want to be a reading tutor.
Tutoring slots are open at Atrisco.
"You start to understand perspectives that maybe you hadn't considered before," CEO and founder of Tutor.com George Cigale says of his company's past retreats .
Can Online Tutoring Reverse America's Academic Decline.
Created in ms paint for tutoring example.
Video of the robbery of a Subway store on Tutor Lane, off Burkhardt Road in Evansville.
In-home tutoring services branch aims to strengthen academic achievement in the Santa Clarita Valley.
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In science:

The 2 sigma problem: the search for methods of group instruction as effective as one-to-on tutoring.
Lessons From the Physics-Education Reform Effort
I always wanted to help students to learn cryptography by being their personal tutors and by treating the creation of crypto systems as crafts, as inspired by the work of McBreen .
Learning by Test-infecting Symmetric Ciphers
Picture-1 – Developing and learning process in traditional tutoring system architecture.
Applying Test-Paradigms in a Generic Tutoring System Concept for Web-based Learning
In the proposed generic tutoring system concept the domain was separated from the tutoring system. Picture –2 shows the proposed architecture.
Applying Test-Paradigms in a Generic Tutoring System Concept for Web-based Learning
Picture 2 – Developing and learning Process in a generic Tutoring System architecture.
Applying Test-Paradigms in a Generic Tutoring System Concept for Web-based Learning
The meta-language XML was used as principal technology for implementing functionality for applying test paradigms described above. The implementation occurs in the generic Tutoring System as described in Section II.
Applying Test-Paradigms in a Generic Tutoring System Concept for Web-based Learning
This resulted in descriptions of the main question: What question has to be presented to the student afterwards? These descriptions are in the terms of tutoring systems types of selections that correspond to each test paradigm described above.
Applying Test-Paradigms in a Generic Tutoring System Concept for Web-based Learning
The item bank parameters (a - discrimination, b difficulty, c - pseudo guessing) were initialized by the tutor.
Computerized adaptive testing: implementation issues
Discrimination is difficult to set even for a tutor, therefore we used a = 1 for each item.
Computerized adaptive testing: implementation issues
Figure 10 shows the original item difficulty (set by the tutor) and the difficulty estimated by the first answer of each user.
Computerized adaptive testing: implementation issues
Huang, A content-balanced adaptive testing algorithm for computerbased training systems, in: Intel ligent Tutoring Systems (eds. C.
Computerized adaptive testing: implementation issues
All this information is contained in the links. One tutor may adopt a different approach to another by which we mean he will present the nodes in a different order.
Multi-Connected Ontologies
Learning is fixed on the acquisition of knowledge nodes, while teaching is involved in the arrangement of the knowledge nodes in a form the tutor presents them.
Multi-Connected Ontologies
Each tutor may be different and present the knowledge in a different way – yet they are all teaching the same knowledge.
Multi-Connected Ontologies
We may speak therefore of individual tutor or expert decompositions Xij(Ek) corresponding to their understanding of how the subject information should be arranged and presented.
Multi-Connected Ontologies
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