Hi, if You can't find any teachers locally, an option is to have skype lessons, which is becoming more and more popular. Although now it is not mentioned on Her site, I kind of remember, that She had skype lessons: http://thecellocompanion.info/lessons/cello-lessons/. If You are interested, just contact Her. But You can find plenty of teachers like this I think.
hi you must have a look at picturestrings .on googel the book and the free fingerplacements i have to tell u that you can play the cell in 20 mins ok just a tune but its a start
have a look you will be happy you did