Our Team

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.

  • 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. Prior to founding Odyssey, Nick spent two and a half years on K Street as a bank consultant.
  • Hannah Adler

    Hannah received her BA and MA from UPenn and works with students across a range of academic disciplines and standardized tests. While a graduate student at Penn, she coordinated the Riepe House Mentors program, where she collaborated with a professor from the Graduate School of Education to train college freshmen and place them into classrooms at a nearby elementary school. Hannah has been tutoring students since she was in high school, and is a firm believer that standardized tests can go very well if students are willing to put in the necessary preparation hours. She currently works during the week as a foreign policy research assistant. Outside of work and tutoring, you'll find Hannah doing CrossFit, taking yoga classes, and trying every new flavor available at Pinkberry.
  • 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. 
  • Delphine d'Amora

    Delphine is a freelance journalist and tutor who specializes in preparing students for the ACT and SAT. After graduating from the University of Chicago with honors in 2011, Delphine moved to Moscow, Russia, where she lived for four years and tutored English as a Second Language to adults and teenagers. While in Russia, she worked as a journalist and editor at the newspaper The Moscow Times. She moved to DC in 2015 and recently completed an editorial fellowship at the magazine Mother Jones. She enjoys reading, writing, traveling, and going to live music.
  • Owen Daniels

    Owen tutors students in history, English, and for the SAT/ACT. He earned his BA cum laude from Princeton University, where he majored in international relations and minored in Arabic Language and Culture and Near Eastern Studies. He is a Assistant Director for the Middle East Peace and Security Initiative at the Atlantic Council. Prior to this position, he worked as a research assistant on the defense analysis team at Aviation Week magazine, where he conducted US defense budget analysis. When not working or tutoring, he enjoys playing and following soccer around D.C.
  • Seamus Daniels

    Seamus (younger brother of Owen) graduated cum laude from Princeton where he earned his BA in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and minored in Near Eastern Studies and Arabic Language and Culture. He currently works as a research analyst at Atlantic Media, focusing on defense and federal IT policy for the Government Executive Media Group. Seamus previously interned with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Middle East Scientific Institute for Security in Amman, Jordan. Outside of his work at Atlantic Media and Odyssey, Seamus enjoys jazz piano, playing soccer, and running in DC.
  • Ben David

    Ben teaches at the SEED School—a college-preparatory, boarding, public charter school in Southeast Washington that serves students in grades 6-12. At SEED, Ben has worked as a 9th Grade Physics Teacher and 8th Grade Physical Science Teacher. As a part of his role at SEED, Ben often works individually with both middle- and high- school students to help them understand physical principles and master mathematical skills. Prior to his work at the SEED Public Charter School, Ben taught Engineering at Boston Arts Academy and Pre-Algebra at La Salle High School in Pasadena, CA. Ben is a graduate of Boston College, where he earned both a B.S. in Physics and M.Ed. in Secondary Education. Outside of the classroom, Ben is an avid swimmer; a former Division I swimmer at BC, he can often be found swimming laps in one of D.C.’s local pools.
  • Ryan Dukeman

    Ryan graduated summa cum laude & Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton in 2017, where he majored in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs and minored in French Language & Culture and American Studies. He works with students on SAT/ACT preparation and across a range of academic courses. He currently works as an Analyst at Deloitte, where he focuses on strategy and operations for defense and national security clients. He previously interned in Legislative Affairs at the Department of State, with a congressional office, and at a think tank. Beyond his work at Deloitte and Odyssey, Ryan enjoys photography, travel, hiking, and exploring DC's food scene. 
  • Kristen Duncan

    Kristen tutors students in science and mathematics. She graduated from Princeton University in 2016 with a concentration in Molecular Biology and a certificate in Neuroscience, and is now in DC pursuing a Project 55 fellowship at the Regional Primary Care Coalition. She looks forward to applying to medical school in the next couple of years. When not working or tutoring, Kristen enjoys frequenting spin and yoga classes, and running around DC.
  • Caroline Kitchener

    Caroline graduated from Princeton in 2014 with a degree in History. Since graduating, she has been hard at work on a book, which will be published in the spring of 2017 by HarperCollins. The book follows the lives of four women who graduated with her from Princeton during their first year out of college. Her writing has also appeared in a number of publications, including Vox, The Guardia, and The Atlantic. Caroline works with students through Odyssey on their writing and in humanities courses.
  • Mimi Le

    Mimi works with students across a wide range of science and math disciplines. Originally from Oakland, she graduated from Brown University in May 2016 with honors in Biology-Immunology. As an undergraduate, she conducted research in an immunology lab, volunteered as an emergency medical technician, and worked as a teaching assistant in the biology department. Mimi is currently completing a post-baccalaureate fellowship in a translational immunology lab at the National Institutes of Health, where she studies autoimmune diseases and their proposed treatments. She plans to attend medical school in the near future and would ultimately like to work with patients in underserved communities similar to the one she grew up in. During her spare time, Mimi enjoys bouldering, knitting, and practicing Chinese calligraphy.
  • Thomas G. Roberts

    Thomas graduated with honors from Princeton University in 2016 with a BA in astrophysics and a certificate in Russian language. Currently, he is a Research Assistant and Program Coordinator at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Aerospace Security Project. In 2015, Thomas was awarded the Truman Scholarship — a highly competitive national scholarship for academic excellence and leadership potential. Outside of his work with Odyssey and research at CSIS, Thomas enjoys giving tours of the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum and exploring the District. Previously, Thomas tutored students at Princeton's McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and the University of Minnesota's Office of Academic Success.
  • Trisha Sanghavi

    Originally from New York, Trisha moved to DC in 2013 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Communication and Political Science. Before joining Odyssey, Trisha taught Spanish for two years through Teach For America in DC, while concurrently earning a Masters in Education through Johns Hopkins. Trisha continues to teach Spanish at St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Potomac, MD. When not in the classroom or working one-on-one with students through Odyssey, Trisha serves as the Dance Director of a local performing arts company, SAPAN, and also enjoys watching movies, trying new restaurants, and traveling.
  • Brian Taylor

    Brian is a historian of the nineteenth-century United States and published author who completed his Doctoral Degree in History at Georgetown in 2015 and has spent the past two years teaching in Georgetown’s Department of History. His dissertation "To Make the Union What It Ought to Be" dealt with African-American soldiers in the American Civil War and their campaign to use military service to win citizenship, and he is currently in the process of turning it into a book. Brian also holds an MA in History from Villanova University and a BA from Washington College, and has taught courses involving American, European, African and Atlantic history. In addition to his academic work, Brian has worked at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History and Valley Forge National Historical Park. When not working, he follows the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Eagles closely, and enjoys music and running.