Hi, I'm Jose

My name is Jose Olucha, and I have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Biophysics from the University of Kansas. I have been happily married for over a decade and have been raising my two children in the North County San Diego area since relocating here in 2012 from the midwest. I was moved to found Method Tutoring because of my passion and deeply held belief in the importance of science and math education as I believe they lay at the bedrock to the foundation of academic success.

ACT and SAT Preparation

Preparation and Test Taking Techniques for Math and Science Sections of SAT and ACT

Academics are an essential component of College Admissions Boards' decision making process - and while there are other, better measures of success, GPA and standarized test scores are the easiest way for boards to measure the intelectual maturity of thousands of prospective students at at a glance. For example, bar other measures, over 60% of applicants with a score of 30 or higher on the ACT get admitted to UCSD. At Method Tutoring, we will focus both on the academics and the test taking skills, repeatedly practicing answering test questions, both with and without time limit, and going over the answers and more importantly the answering process.


General math, Algebra, Geometry, Calculus.

Without even realizing it, we use math every single day. We use use it to measure objects, bake cakes, balance our budgets. We even use it when playing or watching sports - calculating how to hit, kick, or throw a ball or what score our team needs to win the championship. All of these require pretty advanced math that we do in our heads. Unfortunately, sometimes in the classroom math can seem more complicated than it is and, frankly, it can be scary and overwhelming. At Method Tutoring we help to break down math into easy to understand concepts that make sense to the individual student. Once the student has mastered the basics, we are able to grow, build and adapt based on their own specific needs and abilities. Not being confined by the classroom allows us to modify our tutoring to each student.


General Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics

Science is all around us and it has been my academic passion since high school. I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Louis University and went on to obtain a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Biophysics from the University of Kansas. Throughout all of those years in schooling, I have gained more gray hairs than I’m willing to admit, but have never lost my passion for the material. I want to share that passion and enthusiasm to teach science to those who claim they hate it, to those who need a little extra help, and to those who share my passion but want to go deeper into the study than is allowed in a traditional classroom. I have already taught and tutored those across the academic spectrum, from elementary school through graduate school classes, and am able to help from the most basic applications of science to the most complex.


All ages, written and verbal

I am a native Spanish speaker, born and raised in Madrid, Spain. I attended an The American School of Madrid, which allowed me to master both English and Spanish at a young age. My bilingual upbringing and immersion into American schools from kindergarten through graduate school have left me with a unique ability to tutor not only in the specific subjects of math and science, but in Spanish as well.


I begin each tutoring journey with a free 30-minute consultation that allows you to get to know me and for us to determine the best approach for each individual student. After that first session the prices are as detailed below. Individual sessions are one-on-one and are available at a discounted rate if purchased as a bundle. Group sessions are designed for study groups from two to four students (bundle rates not available).
Payment is due at time of scheduling. I accept cash, check, credit card and paypal. Feel free to send me a message with any questions or if you'd like to schedule your 30 minute consultation

High School

grades 7 - 12

Individual 1 hour session


Bundle of 4 x 1 hour sessions

$240 ($60/hr)

Groups 1 hr session

Groups of 2: $68 per person

Groups of 3: $64 per person

Groups of 4: $60 per person


Math and Science ACT/SAT Prep

Individual 1.5 hour session


Bundle of 4 x 1.5 hour sessions

$360 ($90/hr)


Groups of 2: $80 per person

Groups of 3: $75 per person

Groups of 4: $70 per person

Interested in my services? Send me a note to set up a free 30 minute meeting to explore what I can do to help you!

Get in touch

Thank you for taking interest in my services! Send me a message using the form below, or send me an email at methodtutoring@outlook.com . Be sure to include age of student and services you're interested in. I will get back to you as soon as possible to schedule the free consultation.

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