Is your Premiere Elements 12 running on some version of Windows or Mac?
What "available tutorials" are you viewing and referring to? And, where are you viewing them....Adobe TV or some place else?
There are two basic workspaces in Premiere Elements 12....Expert workspace, Quick workspace. Then there is the Expert Guided one and the Quick Guided one. Which one are you in?
The answers to the above should answer the question presented.