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About Us

We are located in Shepparton, Victoria, Australia.

We provide easy reading English short stories using the most frequently used key words.

We are not a tutoring service.

 

Our team

Molly Tan

Molly Tan is our principal author. Molly TanMolly Tan

She has been developing resources and materials for over 20 years while she was a teacher and an adviser with training organisations and as a document controller for a dairy company. She is now developing this resource while running her laundry and tutoring businesses in Shepparton.

She studied in Bahasa Malaysia in Malaysia during her secondary school years and transit to studying in English in Australia for her Bachelor of Applied Science (Food Science & Technology)  from RMIT University  and Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) from Monash University during her tertiary education.

Her mother tongue is Hokkien, a Chinese dialect.

She understands that learning a new language requires diligence and constant practice. Although there are many English Language resources available, most are in context e.g. going to a restaurant, shopping at a store etc.  Her idea of developing short stories from frequently used words is to provide a different type of resource that can assist with reading up to 1000 words and beyond quickly and easily. 

 

Robert Ruff

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Robert is our chief editor.

He has extensive experience in the education industry including teaching at primary and secondary levels, teaching adult ESL classes, being an Inspectorate adviser and Regional consultant, holding positions of School Vice Principal, Deputy Principal and Acting Principal and also as Administrative Manager of a training organisation.

He completed his initial Teacher training at Coburg Teacher's College before graduating with a Bachelor of Education from Deakin University majoring in Psychology and Reading. Post graduate studies included Graduate Certificate in Education Administration, Master of Education and Certificate IV in Training & Assessment. After retiring from teaching he has become a well regarded and experienced marker of writing and other subjects for Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), Pearson's and Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) including International School Assessment( ISA), Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) and National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN), and a proof reader for test papers and other documents.

He understands the process of reading development and the difficulty learners from a non English background encounter. Molly's short stories provide a resource that address these issues, gradually introducing new vocabulary and developing skill in reading English using stimulating and easily understood contexts which maintain the interest of the reader.

 

Contact details

Address: 100 Parkside Drive, Shepparton, VIC, Australia 3630

Phone: +61 422 734 159 or 03 5858 8007 (within Australia)

Email: info@thekeywordsway.com.au

ABN 27 532 533 226

 

If you have any queries, please call, text or email us.

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