Dude I feel your pain man. I tried some of the tutorials, and as they are, most tutorials really lack a certain smething. I've wondered about what that something was. I found it to be LIVE HELP. Tutorials are simply bound to have missing points, or slight changes that just don't work, and you're at a loss. Often times, examples are too simple for your needs. And they give you pieces of info, but don't give you all the info in that set (like a method, but not all other methods you can call on)
Other tutorials were great, and honestly, I found the best tutorials to be the ones that essentially give you the code. I know a lot of programmers will poop on me for saying this, but in the beginning, it really is about familiarization. You can always go back, figure out, ask questions, and understand the detailed workings behind the code. For beginners, we don't even know what we don't know. Helpers? how many configuration files do I need to do? So a controller goes to routes, and there is this thing called CRUD?
feel like beginners need a quick crash course and go through multiple cycles of learning how to make an app. Getting bogged down by the details, especially if you're trying to figure out what you're evne missing only serves to slow you down with not much to gain. You will have plenty of time to struggle with problems. Let's struggle with more interesting problems, not the basics, and maybe even create soemthing useful while learning.
After going through multiple tutorials, I'm convinced the best way to learn for many people is through live help, as well as a good tutorial. Check out https://www.hackerupt.com/ They have a lead expert who can help you work out any issues you have .You also get a team, so you can help and ask each other, making learning way less stressful, and FASTER, since teammates may have figured out a bug that you haven't. The course itself is very practical, and the most up-to-date as of this writing.
Whatever you do, FIND people to learn with, and get help from. Don't be shy about asking! I've found there are many really really generous, helpful, and friendly people who have helped me SO much, I feel like I want to give back too. It's a cycle of charity, and love of code! =]