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Tutor - What is a Tutor?

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Updated June 26, 2014

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Definition: A tutor is a person qualified to teach students in one or more subjects. A tutor usually teaches students outside of school hours. A tutor is often paid to provide tutoring instruction. A tutor may be formally trained, and many certified teachers tutor on the side. A tutor may also be someone with expertise in a subject area who is not a certified teacher, such as an academically talented student. A tutor may be employed by a commercial tutoring business.
Also Known As: tutoring, tutor services,
Examples:
A tutor helped the student learn multiplication skills.

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