In the Knowledge Constructors system each student has a tutor, who supports, follows, and guides the studies when necessary. The tutor meets his/her students regularly and is able to follow their progress through the system.
The task of the tutor is not to correct a student’s mistakes or to teach the student. The tutor has no authority over the student, but s/he is rather a support person who is available when needed. The tutor should not guide the student if the student doesn’t need guidance. The more invisible the tutor can be the better, as long as the student knows that the tutor is there for him/her when needed.