A tutor is someone who gives private instruction: tutors teach one-on-one.

If you ever helped someone learn something, you could say you tutored them. "Tutor" is also the title of someone who works with students one-on-one. There are writing tutors, music tutors, math tutors, and history tutors. You can find a tutor for just about anything you'd like to learn. Tutoring also sometimes means being the guardian for someone. In all cases, tutors tend to be helpful to their tutees: the people they tutor.

Definitions of tutor
  1. noun
    a person who gives private instruction (as in singing, acting, etc.)
    synonyms: coach, private instructor
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    a teacher who is paid to cram students for examinations
    type of:
    instructor, teacher
    a person whose occupation is teaching
  2. verb
    be a tutor to someone; give individual instruction
    “She tutored me in Spanish”
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    type of:
    instruct, learn, teach
    impart skills or knowledge to
  3. verb
    act as a guardian to someone
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    type of:
    interrelate, relate
    be in a relationship with
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