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Gymivorbereitung Zürich
(from 8/9th grade)

Courses for individual support and optimal preparation for the central entrance examination to the Gymnasium.

Our preparation courses
for Gymnasium entrance exam 2022

Are you looking for an optimal preparation for the Gymnasium entrance exam after the summer vacations in the 8/9th grade? Here you will find an overview of our course offerings in the 8/9th grade.
Preparation course
– Start autumn vacations
Comprehensive and optimal preparation for the entrance examination to Gymnasium from the 8/9th grade in Zurich. Targeted and individual training in German (incl. essay writing), mathematics and French in small groups.
  • Comprehensive preparation course from October 2021 to March 2022
  • Start during the fall vacations (Oct. 11-15), afterwards every Saturday or Wednesday afternoon
  • Individual and targeted support: 3 to max. 8 students
  • Mathematics, German (incl. essay training) & French
  • Close accompaniment also outside of course hours
  • Incl. exam simulation
  • Course location: directly at Zurich HB, Stadelhofen station or online
Essay Training
Your child has good ideas, but trouble writing them down in a structured way? He or she often misses the point in essays? In this course, the students will improve their essay writing skills and practice the types of texts required for the exam. We will also provide valuable tips on how to plan and design an essay.
  • Essay training for the Gymnasium entrance exam (from 7th grade)
  • Saturdays or Wednesdays
  • 5 course days between Nov to Dec 21 or Jan to Feb 22
  • Individual and focused support: 3 to a maximum of 8 students
  • Course location: Zurich Main Station or Stadelhofen station
  • Including comprehensive course material and written essay corrections with individual feedback
Intensive Course Mathematics
Your child has gaps in maths? Your child is struggling with a specific type of questions in Gymnasium mock exams? In the course, we explain the most important basics and types of tasks in an understandable way and help practice them with specific exercises.
  • Intensive training in mathematics for the Gymnasium entrance exam 2022
  • Teaching relevant basics, the most important rules and solution strategies for typical examination tasks
  • Individual and focused support: 3 to a maximum of 8 students
  • Wednesdays: 7 course days from Dec 21 to March 22
  • Location: Stadelhofen station
  • Including comprehensive course material
  • Including mathematics mock exam
Intensive Course
Your child has gaps in French? This course covers the French part of the Gymnasium exam: listening comprehension, essays, and reading comprehension. We will practice all of this intensively.
  • Learning to the test - the parts of the test are explicitly trained
  • Targeted listening comprehension including strategies
  • Targeted reading strategies and the most central grammar
  • 6 course days on Saturday or Wednesday (Mid. Dec. 2021 - Feb 2022)
  • Individual and focused support: 3 to a maximum of 8 students
  • Location: Stadelhofen station
  • Including comprehensive course material and homework
Exam Training –
Sports Holidays
Your child wants to prepare specifically for the exam tasks and the exam situation in German (including essays), French and maths? In this course, we will explain typical exam questions and conduct mock exams.
  • Examination simulations and training of exam tasks
  • 5 course days during the sports holidays: 14-18 Feb., 22-26 Feb. or 28 Feb.-04 Mar. 2022
  • 4 lessons per day: 13.00 to 16.30
  • Individual and focused support: 3 to a maximum of 10 students
  • Course location: directly at Zurich main station or Stadelhofen station
  • Mathematics, German & French
  • Including exam simulations, course material, homework, essay corrections and individual feedback
Explanation video – OUR Gymnasium preparation courses
Quality courses and individual support for your child
Qualified and trained teachers with a high level of professional expertise
We specialize in supporting students on their way to Gymnasium. Our teachers are highly motivated and qualified in the latest teaching materials and curricula. We set high quality standards and we only employ a select group of teachers who fully meet our standards.
Comprehensive training materials and a digital course platform
We create our training materials as practical dossiers on specific topics in accordance with the latest examination requirements. We support your child every step of the way through the training materials. Your child will also receive personal access to our modern course platform. Here, students can find additional multimedia materials that are tailored to their individual needs, such as educational videos, digital flashcards, quizzes, and much more. This ensures an optimal and effective training during and after class hours. All materials are included in the course fee.
Support after class hours
Our aim is to ensure that your child is optimally supported. If our students have any questions, they can always reach out to their teachers via chat – even after class hours. In addition to class days, we offer weekly video sessions for questions and, if necessary, video tutoring so that your child can close any gaps early on. It goes without saying that these services are included in the course price.
Extensive situation assessment
At the start of our preparation course, our experts conduct an independent assessment of your child's situation. Your child receives comprehensive feedback on any gaps and individual improvement opportunities. This is an important basis and early orientation for the remaining preparation time.
Specific essay training
Writing essays is a core component of our courses. We will show your child step by step which types of text he or she needs to master and how to best plan, phrase and revise them. Writing essays is a process that we coach individually and specifically. For that reason, your child will write essays on a regular basis – with the aim of imparting the joy of writing. After class hours, your child is always welcome to write additional essays on a voluntary basis. Naturally, we will provide feedback and valuable suggestions for improvement for those essays as well.
Personal learning assessment through intermediate tests
We place great emphasis on personal support and an individual focus. Our teachers identify the individual gaps of each student and help them address these gaps through individual coaching. Regular tests give you a constant overview of your child's progress and help your child to identify areas that require more time and effort.
Regular feedback between teachers and parents
We believe in transparency and openness. That is why we share our observations, both positive and negative, with you. We are also always happy to listen to your concerns. On the one hand, it is important to us to encourage your child to develop the independence required for the Gymnasium. On the other hand, we will also inform you in a transparent manner if we observe any difficulties.
Acquiring valuable learning and testing strategies
We provide your child with relevant learning and examination strategies: tips and tricks on the best learning environment, tips for exam nerves, what to do in case of blackouts, specific exercises to improve focus, as well as approaches to tasks typical for the Gymnasium entrance exam.
Mock exam
During the course, we carry out and evaluate a mock exam based on a Gymnasium entrance exam. You will receive comprehensive feedback, in which we point out opportunities and difficulties and recommend exercises that are individually targeted to your child. Afterwards, we will discuss the exam in detail with the students and they will solve it together with their teacher.
About us
  • GVZH is an independent and private competence center for Gymnasium preparation in the canton of Zurich.
  • Our experts have many years of experience in Gymnasium preparation.
  • We are a small team and focus on highest quality and individual support.
  • Our teachers are competent and committed. They are constantly expanding their knowledge and education.
  • We value fun and enthusiasm.
  • We practice open, clear and transparent communication.
  • Our lessons are highly differentiated. We support each child individually and according to his or her abilities.
  • We promote your child's independence and personal responsibility.
Our course locations
Our course rooms are situated in central locations, which you can easily get to via public transport. Our students can expect modern rooms, equipped with the latest media.
Our course location directly at
Zurich Main Station
Lagerstrasse 2
8090 Zurich
Our course location directly at
Stadelhofen Station
Falkenstrasse 28A
8008 Zurich