Wa alykum as-Salaam warahmatulaahi wabarakatuh.
I understand what you mean sister, i'm sure alot of us understand it better with a scholar or teacher to explain the context of the verse instead of simply interpreting the Qur'an according to our own understanding.
We as simple laymen aren't allowed to do that and this requires the science of tafsir/explanation of the Qur'an. There are many tafsir of Qur'an which mention a verse of Qur'an and then explain which context it was revealed in, how the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) explained/interpreted it, why it was revealed and it may even mention situations of when the companions used the verse later on within their lifetime after the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) left this earth.
Here's a good link to check a famous tafsir by a scholar called Ibn Kathir:
About your other statement regarding listening to Qur'an, you can download some recitations from this link, which has a verse of Qur'an in arabic, then a translation in english after it - verse by verse. Please check this out too: