Wanted to suggest an add to the Manual Manual that has worked countless times for me in teaching stick driving. I ask the learning driver to first practice letting the clutch out slowly with the car in first gear WITHOUT giving any gas, and stopping when the revs begin to drop. (without stalling the engine). Then they are asked to again depress the clutch. Doing this several times in a row successfully teaches where the friction point is and seems to take away the rush to get the pedals out (clutch) and in (gas), as well as fear of when the engaging occurs the driver might stall or lurch.
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