Best to find a few friends to take a beginner course together, easier on the pocket. Also, having friends to go range together will help improve faster. better still if there is a sense of competition to motivate.
If looking for female teaching Pro, theres a Shereen at MBGC. My daughter currently taking classes from her. good or not, i can't say... better to go see and talk to them, i think some chemistry is needed.
You prolly want to choose a coach that has a good enought skill/background that you will respect and listen without question and also a teaching style that you like or are able to accept.