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Never ask "How to start with X?". It's a dumb open-ended question with vague open-ended solutions.

Rather ask "I'm at X, want to do Y, I have Z proposed solution. Does that sound good?"

Builds context, focusses on action and is more efficient.

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    Also it's better for the junior since at a point where they ask 'how do I do X', they haven't tried anything yet, and any and all explanations contribute to making an unintuitive fact in their mind.
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    @camel However true in many cases, I wouldn't be that assuming. Some do actually try but consider their input too miniscule to mention.
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