Gregory Conley Posted over 3 years ago Let students be teachers and curriculum developers Great point. In the way I was describing it, I was referring to teachers as those who are professional educators. Tutors on the other hand are not necessarily professionals. When I referred to the teacher, I would expect them to lead in teaching. Tutors help the teacher reach students in unique ways that teachers cannot. Teachers have the responsibility to educate using theory and strategies. Tutors could be those in the process of learning theory and strategies. If they so choose, they could be in the process of learning to become a teacher. In this case, tutoring is something specific, while teaching is not.