Do you know of any tutorials for a beginner?

I just started using blender could you please lead me in the right direction?

Maybe those:
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Blender_3D:_Noob_to_Pro
Bye

For blender 2.5 http://www.blendercookie.com/getting-started-with-blender/

http://www.nystic.com/blender.php
aka super3boy

are those for blender 2.5?

One of The “Best” Tutorial site that I Found For Beginners are…

http://gryllus.net/Blender/3D.html

Follow tutorials under " Learning Units".

This is one of the best for beginners…
just Try it. Also 2.4x and 2.5x are available