I wouldn't exactly call myself a programmer. I'm a former design student that somehow got interested in PHP, and I've self-taught myself a few things. In the process I somehow landed a web development job and hacked my way through some ColdFusion. I've never taken a class.
I didn't really learn it from a tutorial, either. If you learn the basic principles of how something works, then learn the syntax of the language, you're able to do anything (instead of the few specific things the tutorial taught you). What exactly are you trying to learn? I'd be happy to help, although there are probably more knowledgable folks out there.