Each person will work with a carefully matched, trained tutor in order to improve their skills in English, Numeracy, Digital Literacy, Financial Literacy, or to get help filling out forms.

Whether your goal is simply to be more comfortable in your life or to…

…enroll in a trade program …upgrade …look for a job
our door is always open!

English –  covers reading, writing, spelling or English as a second language (ESL)

Numeracy –  covers math for day to day living, basic school math or preparation for a Math assessment test

Financial Literacy  covers basic budgeting and tips on saving and spending

Digital Literacy – learn the basics of how to use a computer, laptop, tablet, or cell phone.

Forms – get help filling out online forms, applications, or legal documents.


I will take this opportunity to say thank you to both of you. I’m so happy to be part of Literacy Cowichan programs, it’s a big privilege for me.  The time that I spend with Sara is amazing, of course she is helping me with my English but, additional to it she is helping me in re-build the confidence in myself. Thanks so much for your wonderful service. 

Thanks for asking about my test, it was really good ! Better than what I expected. I passed with an equivalent of English 12-B 

I had score of
-88 in reading and comprehension
-100 in sentence skills
– score of 6 essay (min 5/max 8)

Thank You very much for your help and support, it was a big  part of my success. 

Enroll in a trade program  – covers support with preparation for program entry tests for those wanting to enroll in trades or technology programs at Vancouver Island University or another college

Upgrade – get help preparing for your BC Adult Graduation Diploma.

Get Job Skills – upgrade your computer to search online for a job or write a resume, We can also help you enroll in and support you through online courses such as First Aid, Foodsafe, WHMS, Serve It Right, etc.