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Gymi preparation

Gymi preparation, easy & efficient with porta mundi

What we do

Porta mundi offers preparatory courses and coaching for long-term and short-term high school. The lessons are based on the company's own course material, which is constantly adapted to current requirements. The preparation can take place in individual lessons or in a group course. The courses take place in our premises in Erlenbach. The individual lessons are mainly conducted online, but we are flexible in this area as well.

Course offer long term Gymi preparation & short term Gymi prepartion

Due to the importance of the two entry options to the gynmasium, porta mundi has specialised in tutoring for both the short-term gynmasium and the long-term gynmasium.

Please click on the corresponding link for the detailed offer.

Course offer long term gymi preparation
Course offer short term gymi preparation


Not convinced yet? We are happy to let our customers speak about our services

"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."

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I. Tramontana, Küsnacht (ZH)

"Very committed and with heart in the matter. Outstanding - we were accompanied very competently in all areas. Ms Basler is a stroke of luck. It was great from the beginning - everything always worked smoothly and your experience, expertise and didactic skills were outstanding. Thank you very much."

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C. Künzler, Andelfingen

"The work of Ms Basler and her team is extremely professional. Communication is excellent, the teachers are competent, motivated and committed, and the course material is well thought-out and helpful. We really appreciated the flexibility and individuality of the lessons as well as the friendly and personal working atmosphere. Thank you very much!"

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K. Schneiter, Erlenbach

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

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Ch. Keo, Mönchaltdorf

"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

"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

"Mrs Basler and her competent team of teachers can be absolutely recommended. Mrs Basler always had time for us and with her targeted, realistic and professional Gymi preparation she put the finishing touches to our son. Thank you very much for all this!"

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Anne Franz, Egg

"Very committed, very good and helpful teaching material and supportive with many flexible options! Our daughter enjoys going to Ms Basler and her confidence in her abilities was strengthened after just a few lessons."

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S. Züllig Naef, Stäfa

"porta mundi is very professionally run with very competent teachers in their field. They not only focus on the exam but also define strategies around the learning experience. My daughter and I are very happy to know porta mundi and Mrs Basler. First class learning experience."

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D. Demiraydin, Zürich

"We have been working with Mrs F. Basler for almost 2 years now. During this time, she has proved to be very competent, responds intensively to the client's needs, is always available to deal with problems and looks for constructive ways of overcoming them. Our daughter passed her grammar school exams with Mrs Basler's help and she was also there for us during the exam phase. We can recommend her unreservedly"

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S. Ohle, Zürich

"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


Reading sample of our own learning material

We are very proud of our own course books. Have a look at the samples by clicking on the link below.


FAQ - Gymi preparation

  • For many students, the entrance examination represents a turning point in their school career, as the examination is held at a very high level, especially in the canton of Zurich. In order to be able to solve the examination tasks with confidence, solid preparation is necessary.

    The pupils are faced with a great challenge, which is difficult to solve without the necessary support. The experience grades of the primary school or the secondary school have a 50 per cent influence on the examination result and therefore the support must not only be based on possible examination tasks, but must be built up in a targeted manner with a focus on the subject matter. The Gymi preparation offered by porta mundi in individual lessons or in small groups ensures that all the material is covered, that the students deepen their knowledge and that they are optimally prepared for the central entrance examination in the canton of Zurich through an intensive preparation period in the subjects German and mathematics.

  • The scope of the Gymi exams is basically based on the profile of the primary school and or secondary school depending on the entry point. Experience shows that the entrance examinations for the Gymi contain various tasks which can only be partly covered by the basic school education. In primary school, therefore, it is not always possible to satisfactorily deepen all the nuances for, for example, passing a successful examination for long-term grammar school. This is particularly evident in the core areas of German with the requirement to write an essay, mathematics in the area of text problems and geometry. Due to known resource problems, all of these areas cannot be guaranteed through standardised basic preparation - for the completion of a successful Gymi examination - by the respective primary schools of the Canton of Zurich. This is therefore also a topic of discussion at numerous information events. However, so far there is no uniform solution for this shortcoming.

  • We at porta mundi have identified the problem and have therefore built up our range of services specifically to promote these important core areas, among others. This enables us to ensure the targeted development of knowledge in these relevant examination disciplines. Furthermore, this can have a significant positive influence on your child's potential success in exams.

    The preparation for grammar school at porta mundi thus covers all areas of the entrance examination and in connection with this, our teachers are trained and educated for the constantly changing requirements of the Canton of Zurich. Our teachers are more than just private tutors - our staff become your child's personal coach and thus a person of trust, and make an optimal contribution to the targeted development of your child's knowledge within the framework of private tutoring.

    Through the preparatory courses in small groups, the learning progress of the students is ensured.

  • Another area is contact with parents. Learning only leads to success if the framework conditions at home are also right and the child can build on holistic support for the appropriate preparation - for transfer to secondary school or the Gymi.

    Information sessions are available for parents to ensure that the examination is a success. The way to prepare is through a motivating environment that requires close cooperation between teacher, child and parents. Porta mundi provides all relevant information on the exam and covers the entire scope of the material.

  • Our preparation courses take place in small groups and are based on the company's own course material. In addition, all past exams from the last 15 years are solved together and then discussed in detail with our teachers in order to specifically deepen the child's knowledge. Experience has shown that this in turn is an optimal preparation for the upcoming grammar school exams.

    The preparation period is generally from August to March and the courses take place on a weekly basis. In addition, there is homework for two hours per week. The aim here is also to consolidate existing knowledge and to identify possible subject areas which our trained team of teachers can promote by means of suitable exercises.

    Since the essay, geometry and text tasks always lead to numerous difficulties and often the assessments are extremely strict, porta mundi offers specially designed holiday courses to ensure optimal learning progress in this school discipline as well.

    Upon request, our teachers also exchange information with the class teachers to ensure that the experience grades for the examination also correspond to the required level. Because only a holistic preparation leads to success and that is exactly where porta mundi comes in with its wide range of courses!