On Workplace Stack Exchange, one answer to the question https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/124329/bullying-group-work says "Speak to your personal tutor. Immediately." I remember to have seen the word "personal tutor" also here on Academia Stack Exchange. (As I do not remember having seen a country mentioned (also not on the linked Workplace Stack Exchange question), I believe this is a US-concept.) So: What is a "personal tutor"? Who is this (undergraduate student, graduate student, administrative personell, post-doc, professor, somebody not related to one's university) and when do you as a student get such a tutor? What are their roles?