When pairing I think the best way to succeed is with a methodical approach, expect to be asked 'Why?', to have your process challenged. The key to being a successful programmer is being able to break down a large problem into bitesize parts, and then taking incremental steps to create a solution.
Oh, and along the way we'll probably end up using a TONNE of analogies and mnemonics to bust through all of the jargon and new concepts. Maybe I can tell you how the Law of Demeter became the Law of Dementor on the Jan '16 cohort.
If any of this interests you, get in touch and we'll arrange a time that works for you in either hour long or two hour blocks.
All the best on your coding adventure, and hopefully speak soon.