Yahoo… you made it Pat 🙂
Yes, what you’re describing is missing with many guitar teachers. I know because I’ve hired dozens for my music school here in good ol’ SF Bay Area.
One thing that will help right now is some review… go through my Beginner’s Journey Roadmap. It will take a little patience on your part… but it will be worth it many times over.
And don’t be shy about asking questions (or just letting us know how you’re progressing) in the Community Help Forum… I’m checking at least twice a day right now.
I’m looking forward to supporting you in your guitar learning adventure.