If a person is a tutor, that means:
1 - It's just another word for teacher.
2 - He teaches private lessons.
3 – He's a professor in college
Thanks in advance!
When I was at school, tutors were the people who came in to give classes but who didn't have a teaching qualification. Many of them were not employed full-time by the school but were paid per lesson. For example, when I was studying for 'A' Level French, we had a French teacher who took us for grammar, literature etc, but a spoken French tutor who helped us prepare for our oral exam. He was a young French guy who happened to be living in the UK and was employed (as far as I know) just for two years to tutor our 'A' Level group. He was only about 20 and didn't speak much English so he certainly didn't have an English teaching qualification.
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At my university, tutors were the dons (lecturers) who gave us tutorials, one-to-one sessions in which they tore to shreds essays we had written. Moral tutors were the dons in college who were supposed to be responsible for our general welfare.
As a teacher in secondary schools in England, I was a subject teacher and form tutor. In the latter role, I was responsible for the overall supervision of a form/class of about thirty pupils.
I also occasionally did some private tutoring - one-to-one lessons at my home for children who were falling behind at school.
So, 'tutor' has a fairly wide range of meanings.
Thanks everybody! This expression comes from an American writer, so I guess I'll stick to homeroom teacher...