One of the most difficult challenge of learning to drive is the correct operation of the clutch, which we know as clutch control. Many learners opt to take an automatic driving test to alleviate the stress of having to operate the clutch.
A significant problem with many learner drivers is lack of preparation by not looking at what is happening in front. For example if you have stopped in traffic, a learner will often wait till the car directly in front starts to move before they think about operating the clutch.
Ideally they need to be looking further ahead for signs that the traffic has started to move and to get themselves prepared to move.