Learning anything has it’s challenges. Good courses, books, teachers, and other resources can all play a part in how you can over come the challenges in learning something new. Whether you want to pick up photography as a new hobby, improve on what you already know and have been enjoying for some time or even work towards becoming a professional, having an experienced mentor can make a massive difference.
Often with courses and workshops there’s little opportunity to receive feedback about your photos an after the session is over not always the option to ask questions you may have. Having a mentor provides so much more scope to develop and learn over time.