Check out this link. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=225001
That you should really help you out a lot. It sure did me. I taught myself to fly, and I can hover steady right in front of my face( I don't for safety reasons). I learned to fly in my dining room. The area I had to learn to hover was so little, but I did it. Try practicing with sims if you have one. Just remember that it takes very little stick movements to constantly adjust how the heli hovers. There are a lot of very good tips in the beginners guide, so check that out.
And remember, just keep practicing. The decision to purchase a heli, was more like a comittment. So practice, practice, and, oh yeah, practice.