I told her i want to get better than I was before and she told me to just start hitting some small jumps on the trail first and move into 180s and 360s.
This sounds kinda screwy cause shouldnt I get decent at riding switch first?
I don't think "getting better" is a linear function. Learning to ride switch will make 180s much easier; 360s are obviously less dependent. You can start working it all into your riding at the same time, though I would think of the progression as: switch -> 180s -> 360s. Just keep practicing switch on mellow terrain and you'll get there.