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What is the difference? What is the difference between teacher, trainer, and instructor?
Apr 21, 2016 7:06 PM
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The difference is slightly fluid, but generally a teacher refers to a qualified person working under an academic organisation such as a school or college, typically teaching groups of students (classes). The word might also be used for someone doing the same kind of worn on a private 1 to 1 basis, but the word tutor is more specifically used in that case. An instructor tends to be someone who trains someone in a practical skill, often with the goal of achieving a certain standard, perhaps necessary for a career - a driving instructor, a ski instructor, a diving instructor etc. Trainer can be used for someone giving semi-informal classes on a vocational subject, perhaps practical computer skills for example, but is more often used to mean someone who guides in sporting or athletic activities - gym trainer, football trainer, fitness trainer etc. Hope that's useful :)
April 21, 2016
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