Randy Guthrie has posted a very nice 34 minute long video tutorial on how to create a personal web site using Expression Web. Expression Web is free for schools though the MSDN AA program. For college/university students it is also free through the Dreamspark program.
Randy does a great job with this tutorial I think. So many of the tutorials I see run through things too quickly. It can be hard to keep up. Randy keeps a nice moderate pace (must be that western attitude or altitude - Randy is in Colorado) though and I found it very easy to follow.
If you want a good walk through that will result in a usable web site, this is the video for you. Highly recommended!
Oh and Randy has a bunch of other resources including two other pieces on Expression Web at his Student Resource page. Check them all out.