Sounds like you just got a bad instructor. I've taken 3 lessons in the past and every lesson really helped my game (3 different instructors). I used to have a terrible hook and the instructor fixed my hook after only one lesson. Haven't hooked it since.
I'd recommend trying a different instructor. Maybe you'll haven better luck next time.
Truth be told, I agree with you. The guy said that he was a good golfer. He said that he's been to regional long drive contests and performed adequately.
I respect his playing competency.
It's just that I didn't exactly get my money's worth of stuff from 120e (or bucks,)
He didn't address my concerns adequately either, and he gave nothing to work on for future.