My first choice would be to take you up on your offer, visit your country for a few weeks and provide some help. I don't think it will work out!
Steve's course on Linda.com is exceptional. It will be more organized, well planned and thorough than any private tutor you might find. As you work through the course, this forum will provide a place for you to ask questions. Lynda's marketing system allows you some free access to sample courses before spending any money. In the USA there are local libraries that also allow access, so it may be cost free for you.
Lynda.com is a massive training system and looks expensive. There is a trick. Sign up for a month. Lynda will assume you want your credit card billed monthly from there on. Instead, wait a day or two and cancel. Lynda will recognize you have paid for a full month and stop. You should be able to work through the course between a few days or a couple weeks.
One of the options at Lynda.com for full subscribers is to download the entire course content and you can do your course complete offline. It suits travelers well.
Smartsound worked pretty good, but if you wanted more than the few tracks included it was cumbersome and expensive. The current music track system does not install all the offered tracks and effects. Instead, it lets you download one or all at your choice if you want them taking space on your computer. All versions of Premier Elements allow you to use tracks you audio tracks you find on your own. You can add tracks you have to a project in the same Add Media process you use for video clips.
Smartsound itself has evolved and their distribution system is different. You can buy single, custom length Smartsound tracks at the Vimeo Music Store. A variety of other sources are at Vimeo too. Additionally there has grown a variety of independent websites offering music tracks for video with prices starting at free and upward. I have a couple favorites I can share if you want.