Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Formerly the Monterey Institute of International Studies
How come my writing tutor said my paper was great, but my content area professor gave me a low grade?

Your tutor looks at your paper as a process of drafts not as a final product. Moreover, tutors look primarily at the structure, logic, and linguistic elements of your paper more than the content. It’s a good idea to get feedback from your content area professor before you submit the final draft.