Colin Beveridge on a bridge

Welcome to Flying Colours Maths!
I'm Colin, and you can click here to e-mail me if you have any questions.

It's finally on its way! The Little Algebra Book is at the printers and available for pre-order! You can buy yours today at and we'll send it out when it arrives in early October.

Listen, it's ok to find maths hard.

Maybe you don't get on too well with your teacher.

Maybe you've had three teachers in the last year and didn't understand any of them.

Maybe you missed a few classes and fell behind.

It's ok to find it hard... but you need to be able to do it.

Why is maths important?

What I can do for you

If you work with me, I'll help you to

Who I'm not

I'm not your teacher - so it's fine to make mistakes and learn from them, it's fine to ask me questions, it's fine to ask to go over topics again, even really basic ones.

Especially really basic ones.

If you don't remember your times tables, you'll struggle that much harder with algebra.

You can drop me an e-mail or a text any time if you have a question, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

Who I am

I do know maths.

I got my PhD in maths from St Andrews in 2003, and then worked as a researcher on a NASA/NSF project in the USA for a few years.

I came back to the UK in January 2008 and have been tutoring full-time since December 2008.

I have a clean ECRB disclosure and will happily provide references from satisfied parents and students if you'd like.

How much do classes cost?

The first hour is a risk-free session - if you're not happy afterwards, for any reason, the class is free.

Online classes using Skype are £25.00 per hour, and in-person classes start at £30.00 per hour. For more details on pricing, please click here.

As for payment, I can accept bank transfers, cheques and cash.

What now?

If you'd like to book your no-risk first class, click here to e-mail me, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

Alternatively, you can call me on 07796 430 862 - I'll speak with you if I can, but please leave a message if I'm not available.

I aim to reply to all messages within 24 hours unless I'm on holiday.