In this paper, we initiate the study of sample complexity of teaching, termed as "teaching dimension" (TDim) in the literature, for Q-learning. While the teaching dimension of supervised learning has been studied extensively, these results do not extend to reinforcement learning due to the temporal constraints posed by the underlying Markov Decision Process environment. We characterize the TDim of Q-learning under different teachers with varying control over the environment, and present matching optimal teaching algorithms. Our TDim results provide the minimum number of samples needed for reinforcement learning, thus complementing standard PAC-style RL sample complexity analysis. Our teaching algorithms have the potential to speed up RL agent learning in applications where a helpful teacher is available.