What jurisdiction is the Orthodox Church you're attending? My wife and I converted in the Greek Orthodox Church of America, and our experience was similar to yours. The priest did actually have catechism class about every other week for five months, which was good-- but it left much to be desired. We were never told about true Orthodox prayer life, almsgiving, or fasting. It had more to do with learning certain Greek words for things we already knew in English. I'm certain he meant well, but lifted up to us the Greek-American status quo as the ideal Orthodox life. And this guy was Italian! But it worked out, and we became more and more convinced that we had, in words of the post-communion hymn, "found the true faith, worshipping the undivided Trinity..."
My point? Deal with whatever God gives you. Unless you're on Mt. Athos or Optina Monastery, chances are you're not going to have a God-bearing elder to guide you into the faith. You're going to find a fallible human who may or may not know what is best for you, and may or may not know all the intricacies and complexities of Orthodox dogmatic theology. And that's ok.
Now conversely, I will also warn you about the opposite. Early on, I took whatever I had been told as Gospel. The Greek way was the Orthodox way, for me. I found out later that people in the Church can be wrong... and so you have to hold fast to that which is good, and later when you discover what Orthodoxy really teaches, you have to let go of what you had been incorrectly taught. Or at least, such was the case with me in the GOAA, but you will find the same in any jurisdiction.