Definition of tutorial in US English:

tutorial

adjective

  • Relating to a tutor or a tutor's instruction.

    ‘tutorial sessions’
    • ‘During the tutorial session, she was given the list of words to read.’
    • ‘How about organizing tutorial sessions where senior students help struggling students?’
    • ‘Each problem studied is usually addressed in multiple tutorial sessions that are student-led and student-centred.’
    • ‘The main conference was preceded by an extensive workshop and tutorial program, with 21 workshops and 10 tutorials.’
    • ‘At the second case tutorial session, students teach the rest of the group the assigned learning issues generated in the previous week's discussion.’
    • ‘None of the tutorial sessions are designed to coach students for a standardized test.’
    • ‘He lectured and assisted with tutorial sessions and began to take an interest in statistical ideas.’
    • ‘One community college campus responds by providing adjunct services, such as tutorial programs for small groups of students of mixed language backgrounds.’
    • ‘Thirty-eight college students applied for and were granted interviews for tutorial jobs that didn't exist.’
    • ‘Professional Writing students have participated in tutorial presentations and critiques of their work since their course began.’
    • ‘Each day's agenda was packed tight with group sessions and smaller tutorial sessions where participants worked on three preferred project scenarios.’
    • ‘It is concluded that, while little sentence-level simplification is used by the tutors, extensive use is made of conversational and tutorial strategies similar to those used by native and non-native adults.’
    • ‘Monday and Tuesday are reserved for all-day tutorial sessions.’
    • ‘This is being done as part of a compulsory seven-week tutorial module that the students must pass before they can graduate.’
    • ‘During one of these tutorial sessions, Pip gets the notion to visit Manor House again; his alleged reason is to thank Miss Havisham but his more probable desire is to see Estella again.’
    • ‘Seven assistants had experience working with elementary-school children in small-group or tutorial settings, and two assistants spoke Spanish and English.’
    • ‘Down the hall a tutorial session is in progress, on how to use the Internet to find national community organizing resources.’
    • ‘For the next three months the interdisciplinary student groups develop cases and facilitate, discuss, and complete PBL case tutorial sessions.’
    • ‘Get extra copies of the tutorial notes from other sessions.’
    • ‘The students and faculty sometimes lead the community members through a brief demonstration of a PBL case tutorial session.’

noun

  • 1A period of instruction given by a university or college tutor to an individual or very small group.

    • ‘Copson was a good teacher, whether behind the rostrum with his general class or in tutorials or seminars with his honours or research students.’
    • ‘As chair of English Literature at Birmingham University, his tutorials were seized on by eager young undergraduates, many of them women.’
    • ‘Degrees leave the learning much more up to you, with the emphasis on lectures backed up by tutorials rather than a more interactive learning environment.’
    • ‘Some lectures and tutorials at Auckland University were cancelled this week when about half of the academic staff went on strike.’
    • ‘He had the air of a don at one of our older universities holding a tutorial.’
    • ‘I'm now teaching part-time at Kingston University, one-to-one tutorials with dyslexic students.’
    • ‘It's like a university tutorial conducted not by the Professor but by a stroppy student.’
    • ‘On the other hand, I still have anxiety dreams in which I realise halfway through my university term that I have not been to a single tutorial or lecture.’
    • ‘For example, the huge student population makes it impossible for teachers to conduct seminars or offer individual tutorials to students.’
    • ‘When studying for my mathematics examination I revised the theory behind each topic and then did each of the exercises that had been set in the classes and tutorials.’
    • ‘During his first year he attended only mathematics lectures and tutorials and completed college exams solely in mathematics.’
    • ‘Often they are listening to the advice absorbed in college tutorials 30 or 40 years ago rather than the counsel of their officials.’
    • ‘There's no danger of getting bored because there's such a flurry of lectures, essays, tutorials, college dinners and socialising.’
    • ‘Glees said personal tutors often had no idea about their students' views and that many undergraduates spent very little time in lectures or tutorials.’
    • ‘Also as expected, the number of students requesting individual copies of the tutorial decreased from 5060 to less than five.’
    • ‘I spent many hours in professors' offices, tutorials, and reading groups.’
    • ‘Last week's decision by Liverpool councillors to establish a controlled prostitution zone made me think of my old university philosophy tutorial.’
    • ‘Apart from Cambridge, no other universities offer undergraduates one-to-one tutorials.’
    • ‘Would instructors really be prepared to spoon feed students in individual tutorials?’
    • ‘Over two decades, through his lunch-time lectures and cafeteria tutorials, he changed the lives of hundreds of undergraduates.’
    lesson, class, seminar, period of instruction, period of teaching
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    1. 1.1 An account or explanation of a subject, printed or on a computer screen, intended for private study.
      • ‘The online tutorial allows students to learn at their own pace, and preserves class time for discussion and active learning exercises.’
      • ‘The users of this great program provide an enormous amount of online support ranging from tutorials to an extensive knowledge base.’
      • ‘In addition, the site has tutorials on-line as well as links to other external web sites which carry information relevant to studies.’
      • ‘Freshmen and other incoming students spent time this summer clicking their way through an online tutorial that required them to read the honor code and think about the importance of honesty and integrity.’
      • ‘I was literally following the instructions exactly as they were printed in the tutorial, and I just could not get more than 2 minutes into the program.’
      • ‘It also has good online tutorials for novices, which is good because EZAnti Virus has a complicated interface.’
      • ‘Martin Print's website includes a range of software and tutorials available to you online so you can learn how to design your own cards.’
      • ‘I've been using Photoshop 7 for about 4 months and have now read at least a dozen online tutorials and reviews.’
      • ‘Product documentation, tutorials and online FAQs are increasingly created using Wiki collaboration.’
      • ‘They can still be learned, however, through free online resources that take the form of online tutorials and IRC groups.’
      • ‘The more detailed tutorials are also online, either by way of a PDF file or on an Apple web site, and while helpful, they leave a lot to be desired.’
      • ‘Increasingly, I use online tutorials for parts of my own courses when appropriate.’
      • ‘The on-line tutorial was fairly basic and covered the same information as the manuals.’
      • ‘The online tutorial can be productive if adequate planning and promotion effort is made.’
      • ‘Although the student software doesn't come with manuals, Dreamweaver has excellent online tutorials.’
      • ‘There are tutorials and reference materials that can help any budding web developer.’
      • ‘The tutorial is ancient as computers go, so it ignores cursor keys and other modern conveniences.’
      • ‘Corporate customers get help on everything from designing Linux systems to online tutorials.’
      • ‘One can take an online tutorial, watch a video and e-mail or chat with a rep.’
      • ‘It includes an online tutorial, a bookmark feature, job aids, and a certificate that can be printed.’

Origin

Early 18th century: from Latin tutorius (see tutor) + -al.

Pronunciation

tutorial

/t(y)o͞oˈtôrēəl//t(j)uˈtɔriəl/