Welcome to the forum. My wife and I took a class (4 day defensive handgun) at Front Sight which was great. I have been shooting for a long time and comfortable with the gun I carry, but I really learned a lot. My wife was less comfortable, as we were driving to Front Sight she admitted she was afraid that someone might get her gun away from her. When we left I asked how she felt, "now I know how to use it and doubt anyone could get it away from me without a bunch of holes to deal with." BTW she has her CCW but still has not carried.
The class was great the instructors work with people at all levels and are willing to teach if you are willing to learn. I am much more efficient than I was and continue to work out some old bad habits.
The cost prevented me from planning a trip until I was able to get a certificate to Front Sight for $300 each. I have certificates I can sell, or you can get the certificates on ebay.
If you decide to go to Front Sight send me a PM, I am willing to discuss my experience with you.