I agree check out the Maya help files they're very useful and a lot of people miss them. Then have a look at some of the free stuff on this site, there's a few short good modeling tutorials there.
If you want something a bit longer we have a tutorial called the haunted house which is a lot of fun and a great beginner tutorial
We also have a starter pack for low poly character modeling which includes some rigging and animation as well so it would give you a bit of everything
Good luck with the modeling,