1. noun
One who teaches another (usually called a student, learner, or tutee) in a one-on-one or small-group interaction.

He passed the difficult class with help from his tutor.

2. verb
To instruct or teach, especially to an individual or small group.

To help pay her tuition, the college student began to tutor high school students in calculus and physics.

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