In the six years that i've been trading live I have yet to meet a successfull trader with the time to trade for themselves and mentor a newbie. If one can be found worth listening to then consider yourself lucky. The whole point is to create a system for yourself that fits your personality not to retro fit a mentors thinking into yours.
While studing on thier own it is important that they grasp the laws of trading forex and learn correctly. Nothing will delay your progress more than unlearning trading methods that are all wrong. Once a newbie feels that they have the basics down then live trading with micro lots is a great way to jump into the fire. Demo trading too long will only distort the realities of what you will feel trading live.
Read everything you can get your hands on. view as many videos on the web you can but do not copy just observe and read some more. Chart time X 100. Find a live chart and watch price action. visualize trendlines S&R. Study as many charts as you can. Scroll forward on pasts charts to see price action playout. Taking a course is a good idea if you can find a good one.
Finding a mentor can be quiet "dangerous" for every newbie... I'm trading now for several years, and now for the past year pretty succesfully... That of course got the attention of one of my friends, which started trading now. I'm something like his mentor, BUT he thinks that I can kind of "tell him how to get rich", so that he doesn't even try to study the basics. I'm telling him again and again that he should try to read throw some schools, like the one of babypips, without any success till now. I mean ok, he isn't doing that bad, but we'll see how he is doing in the long term, and if I'm not looking over his shoulder all the time.
Be suspicious of any "Mentor" that comes your way. If the mentor is a genuine, rare person- great. However, probably more than 95% of "mentors" are scams of some sort. Most everything a mentor can teach you, the internet can as well.