instructor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n instructor a person whose occupation is teaching
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The trainees are thrown into a pool with their hands and feet tied wearing snorkeling masks. They are then harassed by their instructors who knock their masks off, spin their bodies, and pull them under in an effort to disorient the student.
    • n Instructor One who instructs; one who imparts knowledge to another; a teacher.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Carnegie Mellon University offers bag piping as a major. The instructor James McIntosh, who is a member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, and who began bag piping at the age 11.
    • n instructor One who instructs; a teacher; a person who imparts knowledge to another by precept or information.
    • n instructor Specifically, in American colleges, a teacher inferior in rank to a professor. The exact meaning of the term varies in different institutions. See tutor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Instructor :—fem. Instruc′tress
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Quotations

  • Bill Robinson
    Bill Robinson
    “A good hitting instructor is able to mold his teaching to the individual. If a guy stands on his head, you perfect that.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “A sage is the instructor of a hundred ages.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a preparer: cf. F. instructeur,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. instruĕre, instructumin, in, struĕre, to pile up.

Usage

In literature:

Certainly a college history instructor had enough to do, without adding the unpaid religious services of an acolyte to his work.
"Pagan Passions" by Gordon Randall Garrett
He looked back at the instructor.
"The Best Made Plans" by Everett B. Cole
See also Proceedings of Convention of American Instructors, iii., 1853, p. 169.
"The Deaf" by Harry Best
In a christian educational institution, the spirit of the instructor is one that regards the student, as of more value than the subject taught.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
His instructors were well anchored by metal eyes set into the rocky surface for just that purpose.
"Anchorite" by Randall Garrett
Army practice has shown that a pupil should have about sixty practice landings dual, that is to say, coached and helped by his instructor.
"Opportunities in Aviation" by Arthur Sweetser
Arnold was instructor of harmony at the National Conservatory under Dvorak.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
Manufacturers of generators, vision-tape instructors and allied lines.
"The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Leinster
On the first dormitory floor were the instructors' rooms, for the most part.
"A Little Miss Nobody" by Amy Bell Marlowe
We had in the regiment John Smith, musketry instructor, and Sergeant George Smith.
"A Soldier's Life" by Edwin G. Rundle
During the month of trial her instructors decide what she needs and if her chosen trade is the best for her.
"The Making of a Trade School" by Mary Schenck Woolman
Several of the instructors were present, but they appeared to take no part in the proceedings.
"In School and Out" by Oliver Optic
The two rode along under the oaks to the instructor's Palo Alto boarding-house.
"Stanford Stories" by Charles K. Field
Numbers of graduates find positions as instructors.
"The Canadian Girl at Work" by Marjory MacMurchy
He, who arranged the universe, was their instructor.
"Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained" by M. Quinby
In 1890, there were 143 instructors and 1,500 students.
"Colleges in America" by John Marshall Barker
The Reservist, who is known as a good instructor, is always on the preferred list.
"The Armed Forces Officer" by U. S. Department of Defense
The instructor had to be careful that the man threw in the correct way and held his grenade right.
"Q.6.a and Other places" by Francis Buckley
The trained privates also act as instructors sometimes.
"Uncle Sam's Boys in the Ranks" by H. Irving Hancock
A shade of annoyance clouded the instructor's genial face.
"Marjorie Dean" by Pauline Lester
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In poetry:

Thus he who had God's law profaned,
And stained the purity of truth,
Sought Haji-Iusub, his trusty guide,
The wise instructor of his youth.
"Gamzrdeli" by Akaki Tsereteli
Encamped upon the college plain
Raw veterans already train
As freshman forces;
Instructors with sarcastic tongue
Shepherd the battle-weary young
Through basic courses.
"Under Which Lyre" by W H Auden

In news:

Dr Yule is Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and an instructor at Harvard Medical School in Boston.
Gary Walts/The Post-Standard Yoga instructor Tiffany Sisko at O Yoga Studio in Armory Square.
Fitness instructor John Dalton .
Williams, Bruce Smith, Kevin Kelly and welding instructor John Davis .
"When I first started this, all I wanted to learn was how to punch someone in the face," said Fred Bernier, co-owner and instructor at Yoshitsune Jujutsu Kai in Bayonne.
Jack LaLanne the first television fitness instructor died this weekend at age 96.
Police talk Lackland instructor off highway overpass.
Police talk suicidal Lackland instructor off highway overpass.
The findings of a commander-directed investigation into sexual misconduct between basic military training instructors and trainees at Joint Base San Antonio Lackland were revealed Wednesday during a media briefing at the Pentagon.
Another Lackland Training Instructor Accused in Sex Scandal.
Lackland instructor's court-martial delayed.
SAN ANTONIO — Members of the House Armed Services committee are touring Lackland Air Force Base in the wake of a sex scandal that led to criminal charges against six instructors.
Members of the House Armed Services committee are touring Lackland Air Force Base in the wake of a sex scandal that led to criminal charges against six instructors.
Lackland Air Force instructor not guilty of lesser sex charge.
Air Force instructor in court martial at Lackland AFB in sex scandal.
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In science:

April wants more information on Sheila, the Yoga workshop instructor, and chooses her from the People pile.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
I began my first postdoctoral position (entitled instructor) at Princeton University in 1966.
The Early Years of String Theory: A Personal Perspective
Popular cognitive models, like Bloom’s Taxonomy, and their interpretations in the programming field, are useful f rameworks that can help instructors and teachers to reason about that kind of issue.
On Requirements for Programming Exercises from an E-learning Perspective
Various systems allow subsequent access to captured live experiences. With Ubiquitous Presenter , a classroom presentation tool, the instructor can annotate slides with a Tablet PC while showing them and giving the lecture.
U-Note: Capture the Class and Access it Everywhere
Ayesha, Mustafa, Sattar and Khan describe the use of k-means clustering algorithm to predict student’s learning activities. The information generated after the implementation of data mining technique may be helpful for instructor as well as for students.
Data Mining: A Prediction for Performance Improvement of Engineering Students using Classification
Rev. – Special Topics in PER, 6, 010105 (2010) [17 pages]; “Respecting tutorial instructors' beliefs and experiences: A case study of a physics teaching assistant,” Phys.
The role of context and culture in teaching physics: The implication of disciplinary differences
We note that the peer collaboration was unguided in that there was no help or facilitation from the instructor.
Effectiveness of group interaction on conceptual standardized test performance
This work describes a scheme how you, the instructor, can help students to get closer to achieving that thorough understanding.
Learning by Test-infecting Symmetric Ciphers
You, as an instructor, will be the only person who is able to decide the appropriateness of the new refactoring exercises.
Learning by Test-infecting Symmetric Ciphers
Typically, this formula is presented with little motivation or explanation, and leaves the students to ponder: Why? Why the extra sx? Why the minus sign? Frequently, the instructor or the author (of a textbook) invokes another magical relation to answer such queries.
Making Sense of the Legendre Transform
Both physical and theoretical arguments are at a level appropriate for students of courses based on such books, and could be readily used by instructors of such courses.
Transversality of Electromagnetic Waves in the Calculus-Based Introductory Physics Course
We are hopeful that instructors of calculus–based introductory physics courses present a full argument in their classes.
Transversality of Electromagnetic Waves in the Calculus-Based Introductory Physics Course
An instructor might, depending upon the goals and backgrounds of the students, choose to supplement the book with some quantum computing literature.
Book Review: "Geometry of Quantum States" by Ingemar Bengtsson and Karol Zyczkowski (Cambridge University Press, 2006)
Zeller 2000). Zeller did not even allow instructors access to the reviews from the students.
Exploring Peer Review in the Computer Science Classroom
However, the author does acknowledge that without instructor monitoring of the reviews there may be quality issues that arise.
Exploring Peer Review in the Computer Science Classroom
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