Tutor - American Education
A teacher, usually private, who instructs students individually or in small groups. A traditional method of educating the children of the nobility in Britain, tutoring was common in America before the growth of public and private schools. Except at the university level (see TUTORIAL METHOD), a tutor is now often a special- education teacher who works with slower or learning-disabled students during free hours at school or after school hours and on weekends. Some families also use traditional tutors to help their children improve work at school with individualized compensatory instruction and critiques of written work.
(See also PRIVATE INSTRUCTION.)