Ha, “Rent-a-Gent” (or Djent )
I did an online course with a Pro Tools guru some years ago, when I was still using Pro Tools. Learned some more advanced stuff than I knew at the time.
Lots of stuff is online now. They can screen-share and show you what they’re doing. It would probably be best to just work on one issue you’re struggling with than to take lessons. I think you have to learn a fair amount on your own, then get someone who knows more to help you past a ‘block’ that is impeding your progress. There would be time trying to get to know/like/trust someone and that means time that you’re paying for (unless they’ll do a quick free get-know-you call). But if you can find someone that seems suitable, and go in there to try to improve one skill, you could do that once a week or once a month depending on your budget.
It’s an interesting idea, but I have never heard of this outfit before. There’s one guy with 3 reviews but they were all in one week in July 2018. I would guess these are all freelancers who pay a subscription to that website, hoping to get work from their profile. I wouldn’t do it unless you find somebody that seems like a really good fit, and then try it once to see how you like it.
You use Reaper don’t you? Jon Tidey at ReaperBlog.net gives lessons I’m pretty sure. Yep, see the link below. He charges $50 but you get a whole hour! He has tons of free content on the home page, he posts YouTube videos like every week, does Q&A sessions. Also has a mailing list to remind you when he posts stuff. He also was on the RecordingReview site many of us came from, and I think he was on IRD too (Audio~Geek) but I don’t see him on here anymore. He’s a good guy, very knowledgeable and helpful. I’d recommend checking out his free stuff and watch his videos. Then you’d probably know if you’d like to work with him.