Odyssey Tutors provides elite, one-on-one in-home tutoring and test preparation to students in the Washington, D.C. area. Founded in 2012 by longtime tutor Nick Day, Odyssey strives to deliver superior educational outcomes while instilling in students an intellectual curiosity that will stay with them long after they’ve left home for college.

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Nick Day

Nick Day is the Founder and President of Odyssey Tutors, an education company specializing in elite test preparation and academic tutoring for high school students in the Washington D.C. area. Since 2010, Nick has spent thousands of hours successfully preparing students for the SAT and ACT. Nick graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy and Bowdoin College, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the college newspaper, The Orient. In his spare time, Nick enjoys reading, riding his bicycle, and following DC's professional sports teams.

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Tess Bissell

Tess works with students across a range of humanities courses, in addition to working with them on their SAT/ACT testing. She graduated magna cum laude from Princeton, earning a BA in Comparative Literature. During her time there, she worked and volunteered extensively as a teacher and tutor, helping students of all ages succeed academically and pursue post-secondary education. She now works full time at Washington, DC nonprofit called College Summit that helps low-income, first generation students navigate the college application process. In her spare time, Tess enjoys traveling, reading fiction, and exploring DC's many museums. 

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Hailey Blain 

Hailey works with students across science and mathematics courses and assists with standardized test preparation. Originally from Bethesda, Hailey attended Sidwell Friends School and graduated with honors from Bowdoin College. At Bowdoin, she majored in Biochemistry and tutored STEM subjects at the Center for Learning and Teaching. Hailey is currently a laboratory fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she conducts research surrounding lipids. When not working or tutoring, Hailey enjoys playing tennis, hiking, learning guitar, and exploring DC.

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Eero Korpela

Eero graduated with Highest Academic Honors from Phillips Exeter Academy and Georgetown University, where he double majored in Mathematics and Chemistry. In addition to his coursework, Eero was a part of the Kertesz Lab, where his research focused on the computational modeling of hyper-elongated carbon-carbon bonds. In addition to being the Operations Coordinator for Odyssey Tutors, Eero tutors in a wide variety of academic courses for Odyssey. When Eero isn’t studying or working, he enjoys listening to audiobooks, playing the violin, and weightlifting.

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Fenn Suter

Fenn works with students through Odyssey across a range of mathematics and science courses. A Connecticut native, he graduated cum laude from Choate Rosemary Hall, where he first discovered and cultivated a passion for teaching and tutoring. Now a pre-med, varsity rower at Georgetown University, he is double majoring in Neurobiology and Mathematics. When not working with students through Odyssey or engaged in his coursework, Fenn also volunteers with The Grassroots Project and also enjoys hiking, racing bikes, and exploring DC’s food and architecture.

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Brian Taylor

Brian assists students with general coursework, college essays, and preparation for a variety of exams, including the SAT, ACT, and SSAT.  Originally from Wilmington, DE, he holds History degrees from Washington College and Villanova University, and earned his PhD in US History from Georgetown University in 2015.  He has since taught at Georgetown, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), and the Universities at Shady Grove.  His first book, Fighting for Citizenship, was published in the fall of 2020, and his latest project on the historic Fort Reno neighborhood of Northwest Washington was released in December 2021.  When not working, Brian enjoys spending time with his family, running, going to concerts, and following Philadelphia sports, especially the Eagles.