I am not only a professional photographer but the author of 17 books on professional photography (amazon.com search jeff smith photography most of them will come up). I have put together and done seminars, educational dvd's and lectures at national conventions, so I not only understand photography but the process of teaching it.
Jeff has many years of experience on possing people when capturing their portrait. I would love to do another learning session from him.
I access each person to see where they are in the learning process, as well as discussing with them what they hope to learn. Some student photographers want to be better photographers and want to shoot there own images in their own way, while others want to open a photography business and work for clients. The process of learning is quite different. Lessons are very hands-on. Students are first to be invited to attend model shoots when I go to unique locations (mostly local) to illustrate a new book or for advertising.