Tools wise I really recommend digital scales - I really helps if weights are correct
I use two: One ( my old tracking force scales)for small stuff such as yeast and salt and a large one for flour and water - I always weigh accurately
Second fav tool is a bread dough scraper.
The biggest problem I had when I started was in the proving stage the dough never seemed to rise - It was a little cold in my house -After reading up I made a diy proving oven a polystyrene box with a small aquarium matt type heater in and used a digital thermometer to get the temp to around 25C this helped. If you have a warm airing cupboard or have a warm house you will not need any tricks for proving.
The best tip I can give is use the internet specially utube to find what others do -There are some great bread making vids to help you learn.
For rolls I use the BBC hairy bikers basic rolls recipe.