All programs and materials are free!

For more information and to register for any of our literacy services, call 707-746-4341 or email Bette Bogart at

One-on-one tutoring

Free, private tutoring is available to anyone who lives or works in Benicia, is over 16, out of school, and wants to improve his or her basic reading skills. The tutoring focus is on the student's goals, which often are reading to a child, helping a child with schoolwork, reading the newspaper, using a computer, getting a job - or a better job, getting a driver’s license, or becoming a citizen.

  • All tutoring is done by volunteers from the community who receive tutor training before being matched with a learner.
  • Learner and tutor pairs meet once or twice a week, for about two hours each time, at a time and place that is convenient for both of them.

GED Classes

See Prep for GED for eBooks and Test Prep

Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Open to Solano County residents, 18 years or older. Book and workbook included.

Class instruction and practice tests.

Please register for classes: by calling 707-746-4341 or email

Resume Assistance and Career Counseling

Resume Writing Class

Resume Writing Class

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

It is mainly support for creating resumes and cover letters, and filling out appropriate applications online. Together, students and teacher will find jobs that meet student expectations and take advantage of student skills. Included is general career counseling to help job seekers focus their career efforts or move in a new career direction. Students are expected to complete homework assignments and will need to have computer and internet access or know where they can access a computer regularly (such as the library).

Please register for classes: by calling 707-746-4341 or email

ESL (English as a Second Language) Class - Multilevel

Mondays and Wednesdays

Beginner 10:00 - 10:55 am

Intermediate and Advanced 11:05 am - 12:00 pm

Instruction includes grammar, vocabulary, reading and writing, speaking exercises. Build English skills needed for daily living. Workbook included. Email the Literacy Office

English as a Second Language Conversation Groups

Thursdays - 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Practice English with our volunteer facilitated conversations.

Computer Lab for Literacy and ESL Learners

Tuesdays - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Adult learners practice their reading, writing and language skills. Learn to type, search the internet, do a job search, complete an application, use WORD, practice English language skills on various programs, and more.