He is my junior in tango and has been learning in a different way. Me and my peers started with SALIDA, 8-Step Basic where the leader's steps are
1. Right back
2. Left side
3. Right forward
4. Left forward
5. Collect the right and change weight while the follower does the cross
6. Left forward
7. Right side step
8. Collect the left
So the issue on our training session was the cross for her and collecting & shifting weight for the leader. Most often I use the #5 term when I want the follower go to cross!
I belong to the SALIDA-generation and he & Co do not. Some of them I think can not do the salida at all.