I think some of the comments in here were coloured by the OPs spec ...
What I am looking to build has to contain: 1.Tabs on the side you click on that will give you different information like contacts, rates, schedules, location, and a section with the biography of the instructor. The ability really to click on a link on the webpage and it take you to another page about the information.
The above could have been more easily described by saying "I want a vertical menu and eight (or whatever) pages".
My point is that the OP's way of describing this led me to believe that he was not very familiar with websites and their structure and that he would be better advised putting his valuable time elsewhere and getting someone else to do this for him.
OP this is not meant to be in any way critical of you so please do not take it that way. I specialise in small websites like this and I can sometimes produce sites for less than what you would pay for the software required to do it yourself. These sites will be properly structured, validated and optimised such that you should get a return on your investment in a relatively short period.