Student or Learner
If you call a female private teacher as a governess, then how do you call a male private teacher? Please. Thank you!
I'm not sure why there isn't an equivalent, I only knew the term after googling it, reading the wikipedia entry and a yahoo answer page.
From my understanding the word is Victorian, there were definitely 'governess' in the UK, but in Victorian times. In the UK today I don't think the term is used, I could be wrong, but I've never heard of one recently though I am quite young. I can only comment from the 1990s onwards .
Do people still have governesses these day?
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.
I believe in this context tutor can be considered the masculine equivalent of governess.
In Victorian times -and well into the XXth century, actually- private instructors employed by wealthy families were called governesses (for their daughters) and tutors (for their sons).