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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 – Shokhet Jun 16 '14 at 3:52
You mean 'tutee'? Is that it? – Lester Nubla Jun 16 '14 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? – Shokhet Jun 16 '14 at 3:53
Oh yes it is a word. – Lester Nubla Jun 16 '14 at 3:54
Haha. I can't think of another word. Let's just wait for some geek to answer your question. :) – Lester Nubla Jun 16 '14 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 '14 at 5:56
@curiousdannii Probably. Great answer Ayodhya! – Shokhet Jun 17 '14 at 2:50

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