No. A tutor is much more like a personal trainer, whose core purpose is to help develop the student’s intellectual abilities. The tutor works with anyone at any level of ability to help them achieve their desired educational goals. Our ultimate task is to enable our students to think critically, creatively, and independently.

A (school) teacher on the other hand, while intending to do these things, also has to manage a classroom, prepare lectures, provide lesson plans, evaluate students, mark assignments, write reports, and do a whole lot of other things that have nothing to do with learning. It is amazing what teachers are able to accomplish and they are grossly underpaid, considering what we expect of them.