Originally posted by venda
type "lecture with gm varuzhan akobian" into google.
There's lot's of free you tube lectures in there from basic strategies to tactics
And Yasser Seirawan also, I think they've both done lectures for the St. Louis chess club,
they both speak in an easy to understand manner, and much of their content is for beginners-intermediate.
They have their own channel on Youtube so you can just explore and dig up whatever takes your fancy:
This is a good place to start.
I wouldn't think about spending money on any software or chess tutorials/books until you really consider taking the game more seriously.
Best of luck!