Hello. I have had an interest in Go for many years now, ever since I first saw the anime Hikaru no Go. Recently I have become determined to learn the game and teach others in my area. For the past two weeks, I have spent at least a few hours each day on Go related activities. I have read some of the instructional booklets, playing against the computer, watching other players games and watching Nick Sibicky’s channel on Youtube. Objectively I can tell that I have grown as a player in a number of ways since I first started, however, I feel that what I am currently doing is not the best approach for me.
I am hoping that someone in this community might be willing to instruct me through teaching games and game reviews, preferably through live matches and voice chat/skype, or other such program. Ideally, I would like a mentor, someone who could take me under their wing as an actual student, yet I understand that is not likely. I have been hesitant to play many games against other people for worry of wasting their time with a disappointing match. Still, I would also really love to have a small group of other relatively new players to perhaps have weekly/bi-weekly study sessions with and to play with one another for fun and mutual growth, should anyone be interested.