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    Question redundancy

    is private tutor redundant?? all tutors are private ,, thats what it means ...

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    Re: redundancy

    well if she is a teacher in the college then she is not giving a private lesson,but a public teacher , giving extra instruction to small groups of students, by definition a tutor gives lessons individually ,that is private apart from the regular lesson,,so a private tutor is redundant

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    to tutor means to give private instruction,,individually,,,if you are giving instruction to students in a college then you are not tutoring , you are giving extra instruction,, because it is not in private,,

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    Re: redundancy

    If she is a teacher giving instruction in the college than she is not a tutor,,she is still a teacher,, the definition of tutor implies private outside instruction aprt from the regular routine,, she is not a tutor ,,

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    Re: redundancy

    As Gillnetter said, "Not all tutors are private." Any decent dictionary will confirm this.

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    Re: redundancy

    Marccossss, please note that you can use the Edit Post button to add to your text.

    Sentences must begin with a capital letter and commas are used only one at a time.

    I am moving this thread to the General Language Discussions forum, where those interested can join in to their hearts' content.

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    Re: redundancy

    If you intend to post here regularly, you should check such fundamental premises before posting.

    tu·tor
    (ttr, ty-)n.1.a. A private instructor.
    b. One that gives additional, special, or remedial instruction.

    2. A teacher or teaching assistant in some universities and colleges having a rank lower than that of an instructor.
    3. A graduate, usually a fellow, responsible for the supervision of an undergraduate at some British universities.
    4. Law The legal guardian of a minor and of the minor's property.
    tutor - definition of tutor by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.



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    Re: redundancy

    Are you quite certain that you are a native of the United States and that English is your native language?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: redundancy

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Are you quite certain that you are a native of the United States and that English is your native language?
    barbb,,d,,,,how could you possibly,, doubt that,,,,, ¿

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    Re: redundancy

    1 a private teacher, especially one who teaches an individual student or a very small group
    2 (especially British English) a teacher whose job is to pay special attention to the studies or health, etc. of a student or a group of students his history tutor He was my personal tutor at university.She's in my tutor group at school.
    3 (British English) a teacher, especially one who teaches adults or who has a special role in a school or college a part-time adult education tutor
    4 (North American English) an assistant lecturer in a college

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