This video teaches how to chain. This is probably where most people have left off in their lessons. At least, that's what I have heard from many people. ;p Chaining is pretty easy once you get it down. It took me a few tries to get it down pat! Actually, when I started learning I couldn't do it at all! I was so frustrated I quit. I soon realized that I was working the chain too tight. There you go, you're first tip, don't work your chains too tight or you won't get your hook through when you start your first row!
Just practice, practice, practice and you'll be able to do this in your sleep. :)