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After asking this question on MathEducators.SE, I was struck by the absolute awkwardness of not having a word to refer to the student of a tutor. As you will notice, the question contains in its title the awkward phrase "tutor-student;" I would like to find a suitable replacement for that word in my day-to-day use [as I am a tutor!].

Question in short: What is the single-word equivalent for "tutor-student"?

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I probably could have used the "mathematics" tag....I didn't because even though it applies to myself in the sense of mathematics, it really is a bigger question than just math-tutoring specifically –  AnotherUser Jun 16 at 3:52
    
You mean 'tutee'? Is that it? –  Lester Nubla Jun 16 at 3:53
    
@LesterNubla Is that a word??? ....that's what I came up with, but couldn't believe that it existed in real English....are there any better alternatives? –  AnotherUser Jun 16 at 3:53
    
Oh yes it is a word. dictionary.reference.com/browse/tutee?s=t –  Lester Nubla Jun 16 at 3:54
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Haha. I can't think of another word. Let's just wait for some geek to answer your question. :) –  Lester Nubla Jun 16 at 3:59

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Single word for tutor-student is tutee

may be you can simply call it student or pupil.

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Definitely just student! –  curiousdannii Jun 16 at 5:56
    
@curiousdannii Probably. Great answer Ayodhya! –  AnotherUser Jun 17 at 2:50

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