I taught my wife's cousin to drive stick in an elementary school parking lot in a $300 saturn. She already had her license, just never a car nor opportunity. She's from the SF bay area and the hills there would be challenging, maybe not for some people, but for her for sure.
We tried and tried and tried to find the friction point and she kept stalling, for 1/2 an hour.
Turns out she was in 3rd the whole time, LOL.
After that sorted itself, made her drive the 2 miles home in traffic. She was terrible but we didn't wreck.
It's always fun to "pass it on". Gonna teach my kids in my plow truck that has a 4-lo.