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Our Staff


Our staff

Our director is Dovie R. Wylie, Ph.D.

Dovie has been a trainer and consultant in practice in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1979, working for more than 60 organizations, clustered primarily in software, biotechnology, and financial services.  A linguist and a discourse analyst, she is especially qualified to design training to promote clear, accurate communication in multilingual and multicultural environments.  She holds a B.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in Linguistics from San José State University, and a doctorate in Linguistics from Stanford University.  She conducts training in all aspects of workplace communication, for both native and non-native speakers.

All of our instructors are trained to deliver programs tailored to specific organizational needs.

Sandra Grantham, M.A., has been an instructor in the workplace since 1990, teaching both English and mathematics courses.  She has worked in more than 40 companies, and she has taught at Santa Clara University.  Her M.A. is in Linguistics and TESOL from San José State, and her B.A. is in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley. Currently, she specializes in one-on-one coaching in business communication.

Rick Murno, M.P.A., combines a background in marketing for Silicon Valley firms with extensive experience as an instructor working with both native and nonnative speakers.  He has a master’s degree in International Management from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a B.S. in French from Georgetown University.  He  also teaches for International Gateways program at San Jose State University. For us, he does one-on-one coaching as well as business and technical writing classes, delivered both in person and via WebEx.

Christine Opie, M.A., has been teaching English as a Second Language for many years, in locations as far-flung as Mali and Indonesia as well as locally at the College of San Mateo.  She earned her graduate degree in TESOL at San Francisco State.  Since 2001, she has been teaching both spoken and written communication courses in the workplace, primarily in the software industry. She also does one-on-one coaching in all aspects of business communication, including accent reduction.

Laura Simeone, M.A., has retired as of December 31, 2013.

Interested in job opportunities with On-Site English?    Send us a cover letter and resume, using the contact information below. You need a master's degree in linguistics, applied linguistics, or TESOL as well as experience in workplace training. We look for applicants who have formal training in phonetics and phonology, English for specific purposes, and/or discourse analysis, as well as a warm, direct, professional style of communication.




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