Photography is one art form everyone can do. It takes skill and talent to become good, but it can be done in its basic form by the novice. Painting, sculpture, music and other art forms all take years of practice and fine tuning. You can become a photographer today, with a little work.
Get a camera you believe a beginning photographer would be comfortable with, whether film or digital. It can be a basic point-and-shoot camera that has a fixed lens, a fixed shutter speed and no controls. This type of camera, film or digital, is a good starting point because it doesn't require fiddling with the controls to get a shot. If, however, you really want to teach a beginner real photography, get a single-lens reflex type camera, such as a Nikon, Pentax or Canon. These types of cameras have user controls such as shutter speeds, aperture settings, exposure control and the ability to tweak the photo session in the camera.
Go over the photos you and your student took. Which ones does the student like best? Which are the least favorite? Why? Go through the student's work--point out what is good and explain why. Find images that aren't exactly "there" and explain why.