It's better to learn on your own through lowstakes because not only you gain experience, but it's cheaper. If you compare amount spent on academy compared to amount spent on tourneys, amount spent on tourneys are much cheaper. And no matter how well you get tutored, it can't purely beat experience. If you learn on your own, you develop natural instincts and learn how to be adept and adjust to every environment and situations. I haven't lost a single penny so far. I started with 20 bucks in 1/1 and grinded it to $14000 where I play 5/10. I can guarantee you that playing low stakes, tourneys will get rid of all the amateur/beginner moves and you will learn more quickly. no need for academy unless you're planning to join wsop
main event, high stakes. just my opinion though.
i know vanessa rousso is helding some kind of wpt boot camp where she teaches game theory for 600 bucks. Not worth it for low stakes. There's no game theory involved in low stakes. People play very loose in low stakes and play like donks. In low stakes, learning outs, percentages, pot odds
, position and random basics are enough to sharpen your game. You should only seek academy if you plan to take poker to another level, such as high stakes or wsop main event, etc.