Here is the course syllabus that I use for my Exploring Digital Photography course. http://www.faculty.uaf.edu/ffsdc/syllabus/ Look at the CIOS 258 stuff. I would work with you by email. You would direct the help that I provide by your questions and your email. Feel free to explore the resources that I have and the assignments to get a taste of what I do. I have been taking photographs since 1967, you can get an overview of my work at http://www.cysewski.com/photo/index.html
If you are interested please contact me by email. There is no charge or anything, it just sounds like it would be fun and interesting.
Steve