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Pieter D.

Tacoma, WA

$55/hour

German/English Language & Culture Tutor

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valparaiso university
German and English
University of Massachusetts Boston
Master's

Education

valparaiso university (German and English)

University of Massachusetts Boston (Master's)

About Pieter

From February 2012 to February 2016, Pieter DeVisser served as the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center’s (DLIFLC) liaison to Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Washington and the director of the DLIFLC Language Training Detachment (LTD) there.

Upon completion of his term assignment, he was presented with his second Commander's Award for Civilian Service. In his position with DLIFLC, his primary focus was on non-traditional language and culture training for the Army’s General Purposes Forces (troops not in a foreign language-dependent operational specialty). While this training was initially focused on troops deploying to Iraq or Afghanistan, Mr. DeVisser has helped make the JBLM Language & Culture Center the first Command Language Program to fully pivot the training focus to coincide with the Army’s ongoing regional alignment, generally, and I Corps’ alignment to Pacific Command, specifically. Additionally, Mr. DeVisser has advised and collaborated with the JBLM area language program managers and military unit commanders at all echelons, as well as serving as adjunct faculty for DLIFLC‘s Command Language Program Manager’s Course. Since, 2015, Mr. DeVisser has also been a research fellow for the Institute for the Study of Culture & Language (ISCL) under Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI).

Mr. DeVisser’s previous positions include serving as the Command Language Program Manager for 66th Military Intelligence Brigade in Wiesbaden, Germany. During his three and a half years there, he was responsible for the language training of hundreds of military linguists. He was instrumental in correcting the pay procedures for service members’ foreign language skills throughout Germany, assisting other language program managers throughout Europe, and helping the DLIFLC to establish its first LTD in Europe. The technology integration he achieved at the 66th MIB Language Learning Center was used as a model for that and later LTDs established throughout Europe. Upon his departure from that position, Mr. DeVisser was presented his first Commander's Award for Civilian Service.

I have presented, edited, and published professionally, to include classroom instruction, business correspondence, legal contracts, negotiations, and essay writing. I also have a BA in English and received a scholarship to be in the Honors Legal Writing Program at Valparaiso University School of Law.

I have spent over 15 years living, working, and/or studying in Germany. This included two year-long student exchanges (once in high school and one in college), working for a US-based company as its European Operations Director, working for a German company as a marketing and business consultant, and working for the US Army, in part, as an interpreter. I also have a BA in German and an MA in Applied Linguistics.

Truly interested in learning about German language and culture? Interested in improving your writing skills or confidence in public speaking/presenting? Contact me! I can help.
From February 2012 to February 2016, Pieter DeVisser served as the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center’s (DLIFLC) liaison to Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Washington and the director of the Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Tacoma, WA 98405
English:
ESL/ESOL, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, German
Business:
Public Speaking

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Public Speaking

I have been a public speaker since 1997, when I was the Mast of Ceremonies for a 2-showing dinner-theater production. In my positions with the military and Government, I have regularly been responsible for developing presentations and briefing both small (2-20) and large (21-200) audiences. I have been a presenter for the Institute for the Study of Culture and Language and the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC). I have also been an instructor for the DLIFLC.

valparaiso university
German and English
University of Massachusetts Boston
Master's

Education

valparaiso university (German and English)

University of Massachusetts Boston (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Pieter will travel within 30 miles of Tacoma, WA 98405.