Because the acquisition of knowledge is holistic

Knowledge and education are the gateway to the world and to a successful and fulfilling career – porta mundi supports students in finding their own path.

Knowledge and education are the doors to the world and to a successful and fulfilling career - porta mundi helps students find their own personal key to open these doors.

Porta mundi firmly believes that academic success is based on professional competence, and also on soft skills and holistic approaches. Our focus is therefore not only on pure exam success, but also on learning strategies, problem-solving skills (with minimal tutor input) and the cross-linking of knowledge. Students can apply these skills in their exams and extracurricular challenges. Porta mundi has developed a holistic structure under the three areas of think, study and connect to set its students up for success.


Each learning process begins with a thought-provoking catalyst: this may come in the form of a new experience, a text, or an exam. The students gain insight into a different topic and link this additional information to their existing school and life experience. Porta mundi evaluates the level of knowledge and skills the students already have and then designs a bespoke plan to build on those skills.


The evaluation phase is followed by knowledge acquisition. Here, core competencies are reviewed and consolidated while also focusing on the specific academic requirements. Previous learning is reinforced prior to building on it. This ensures that new skills and knowledge are embedded in a solid foundation and retained in the long term, allowing students to easily retrieve this information in future. Porta mundi provides a strategy which students can use as a guide to not only develop their own learning style but also to recognise their strengths and weaknesses. Where necessary, emphasis is placed on a clear structure, the students are, however, encouraged to think independently and to work on their own initiative.


The coaching sessions not only focus on the first two stages of think and study, but also seek to promote and link cross-curricular learning. In foreign language learning, for example, this is done by linking and comparing grammatical structures. Learning strategies are developed based on an exam or a subject, and are then expanded so they can be applied in other areas too. Students are encouraged to not only work on their weaknesses but also on their strengths and be aware of them. Porta mundi’s objective is to link academic success with extracurricular achievements and to provide students with the necessary tools to launch a successful career.

Working environment

Only valued and motivated teachers can deliver high-quality lessons. That is why we pay our staff above the standard rate and contribute financially to their continuous professional development.

See what existing customers think of porta mundi's concept

"Porta Mundi and Franziska have done an excellent job in making learning fun for the kids. Franziska is very professional, patient and thoughtful of each individuals needs. I highly recommend Porta Mundi for tutoring or exam preparation."

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K. Haft, Herrliberg

"My daughter is taking maths online with the PortaMundi Group. The online component works really well and fits in with her busy schedule. The tutor is lovely and the Porta Mundi group were very easy to communicate with in terms of what we were looking for, from classes. My daughters ability and confidence in maths has increased. It has been a very positive experience."

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C. Margo, Küsnacht

"I am very happy to share the great experiences we are having with Portal Mundi. My son has been taking German lessons with Mrs Basler for a few months now. His German level has improved significantly. He is really engaged and encouraged to learn. He has a great connection with Mrs Basler, who is very clear and patient!"

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V. Belén, Küsnacht

"My tri-lingual son needed help in German and Franziska has been great. I was a bit sceptical if my son would stay focussed with on-line classes but he has. He even says he loves the class and that they are going well. It's clear when talking to her, that Franziska puts the child first. She is really easy to work with and is open to feedback."

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N. Sandhu, Zürich

"It has been a very pleasant experience dealing with Franziska. She took her time to explain what I was asking. The extra tution definitely has help my children."

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J. Wood, Erlenbach

"We are very satisfied and happy. Mrs Basler found the perfect coach for our daughter after an extended phone call. Our daughter enjoys the coaching and the communication between us as parents and the coach is great. Highly recommended."


J. Beckstedde, Uster

"Our son really appreciates the the support he receives from the team of porta mundi to get better marks at his French class. Highly recommended."

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M. Renner, Herrliberg

"Very competent and friendly tutoring for our daughter at the Gymnasium. She was able to improve her performance in French after just a few tutoring sessions. I can highly recommend the services of porta mundi."

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V. Beer, Gockhausen

"My son (4 Class) and daughter (6 Class) receive tutoring from Porta Mundi. We have experience with other coaching companies and none are on the level of Porta Mundi. The careful assessment by Porta Mundi of each students situation I found to be extremely thoughtful. The one on one's hone in on the children's areas for improvement and the tutors instruct in an engaging and constructive manner. We are delighted with the progress and clear improvements both children have made in Math and German respectively. I can certainly recommend Porta Mundi as the go to for individual tutoring."

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K. Ringier, Herliberg

"Our son is doing preparation for Kurzzeitgymnasium at Porta Mundi. The materials are very structured and the teacher is very kind and able to explain the topics very well. Also they are very flexible to switch to an online session should physical attendance not work. Overall very satisfied."


I. Tramontana, Küsnacht (ZH)

"Super very good exam preparation courses and tutoring courses. Very good teachers 😍"

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Ch. Keo, Mönchaltdorf

"Wir arbeiten jetzt seit fast 2 Jahren mit Frau F. Basler zusammen. Sie hat sich in dieser Zeit als sehr kompetent ausgezeichnet, geht intensiv auf die Bedürfnisse des Klienten ein, ist bei Problemen immer ansprechbar und sucht nach konstruktiven Möglichkeiten, diese zu bewältigen. Unsere Tochter hat mit Hilfe von Frau Basler die Prüfung ins Gymnasium bestanden und war auch in der Prüfungsphase für uns da. Wir können sie uneingeschränkt"

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S. Ohle, Zürich