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If I had to teach someone today, then I would probably start this way:
1. Learn to write (for the web)
2. Learn how to code a web page in HTML and CSS
3. Learn how to edit images (for the web)
4. Learn how to manage a hosting service (cPanel or the like)
In a year of so, he should know enough to become an SEO assistant and start working seriously for someone else.
To reach the level of SEO professional you are asking for, he would probably need to stay with me as an apprentice for two or three more years. I just mentioned the very basics. There is still a lot to learn.