I'm not exactly a great teacher, and I live in California, but hey...
When you have a stick to mess around with, I recommend practicing the take-offs a bit first, as that (for me) was the hardest part to learn (It took the longest to get it down, I mean).
How I first started -
Push the clutch all the way to the floor, stick it in first.
Rev the engine to a constant, fairly low RPM. (2-3k tops, for my GTS)
Let the clutch up veeerrryy slowly (don't let up too soon, or you get the nasty little jump/stall)
You'll feel the engine as it starts catching, the car will begin to move, and the RPMs will start to drop - try to keep these fairly constant, so give it a little more gas when it starts dropping to get it back to the place you want it... Just be gentle, don't over-rev
Once you're up and moving, don't forget to make sure you've let the clutch all the way back up
Practice that several times until you have a fairly smooth take-off, then go into switch first to second, then second to third, then downshifting back to second, as you feel comfortable.
This is how I first learned, and the slow take-off method, while terribly slow, will work on just about ANY stick shift you drive. Of course, as you practice with your vehicle, you will get the feel for when the clutch catches, how much gas you need to give it, etc. Your take-offs will get much quicker with practice, but, like with most things, you should start off slow until you're more comfortable with it