Cesco Reale has been a GMAT coach for many years. He also teaches similar tests such as SAT, GRE, etc. He was in the Italian and Swiss national teams of mathematical games, winning bronze for Italy and placing 5th in Switzerland. He is a well known maths communicator who is very active in festivals, exhibitions and conferences. Moreover, Cesco is a world famous language coach and hyperpolyglot who has taught GMAT in English, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. For these reasons he is in a unique position, being a great coach for both the mathematical part and the verbal part.

We are partners of GMAT Zurich

Nicholas Barnard is the founder of GMAT Zurich. He has worked in consulting, strategy, and venture capital in Europe, the US, and Latin America. He worked as a lecturer at HWZ in Zurich before leaving to run GMAT Zurich full time.

Fun facts :

  • He worked for European Space Agency in satellite navigation and was a keynote speaker for the agency
  • He was an analyst in the first Latin American VC based in Rio de Janeiro
  • He grew up working in luxury hotels in the Caribbean as a sailing instructor
  • He is the founder of Perfectlevel.org, a Swiss Association supporting child diabetes.



The Graduate Management Admission Test, or GMAT, is a standardized English-language computer-based test that is designed to evaluate an applicant’s future performance in graduate business and management programs such as an MBA, not to test the professional knowledge gained at the college level, so most business schools require applicants to include GMAT scores. It assesses analytical writing and problem-solving abilities, along with the data sufficiency, logic, and critical reasoning skills that are vital to real-world business and management success.

A computer-adaptive test.

GMAT is a test that adapts to the examinee’s ability level. The computer will determine the difficulty level of the next question based on how well the answer to the previous question was. You cannot change or check your answers after you enter them, so you must be careful before answering. It is important to note that there is a penalty for not completing each section of the exam. If you do not finish in the allotted time, your scores will be calculated based upon the number of questions answered. Your score will decrease significantly with each unanswered question.

Structure of GMAT exam

Section Times Question Types Score
Analytical Writing Assessment 30 minutes Analysis of an Argument. 1 question. 0 - 6
Integrated Reasoning 30 minutes Graphics Interpretation, Table Analysis, Multi-source Reasoning, Two-part Analysis. 12 question. 1 - 8
Quantitative Reasoning 62 minutes Data Sufficiency, Problem Solving. 31 question. 6 - 51
Verbal Reasoning 62 minutes Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, Sentence Correction. 36 question. 6 - 51

GMAT Score

Total GMAT scores range from 200 to 800; two-thirds of applicants score between 400 and 600.

The results of the multiple choice section (the Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning) and Total Scores (score based on the Quantitative and Verbal sections) can be obtained on the computer immediately after the test. You may choose to have an official transcript sent to your school free of charge before the official test; the official transcript and analysis of your writing will be sent by ETS. ETS will retain your scores for five years. For more details on how the GMAT is scored, see here.

The GMAT test is more than exam. It gives you the opportunity to showcase yourself, to elevate yourself to reach your highest aspirations and realize your potential. GMAC


GRE, SAT and more

We also offer courses for GRE, SAT, ACT and similar tests about mathematic, logic and verbal skills. Online or face-to-face. We cover the following subjects:

  • algebra,
  • arithmetic,
  • number properties,
  • equations,
  • functions,
  • geometry,
  • complex numbers,

and more advanced topics such as

  • mathematics for management,
  • quantitative methods:
    • basic finance: net present value, internal rate of return, annuities, bonds, stock options,
    • correlation,
    • normal distribution,
    • confidence intervals,
    • p-value,
    • regression,
    • decision trees and more.


Strategic and mathematical games

Preparation for tournaments of mathematical games

(specifically aimed at high potential students)

  • Optimizing calculations
  • Pythagorean triplets
  • Extraction of square root
  • Finding the area of a triangle knowing its sides
  • Revisiting Erone’s formula
  • Remainders of a^b mod c
  • and more

Initiation to abstract strategy games

  • Chess: basic strategies
  • The territorial game of Go
  • Gomoku: from axioms to theorems
  • Hex: easiness of a Nobel Prize game
  • Epaminondas: phalanxes at war
  • Rithmomachia: medieval chess with numbers
  • 4D tic tac toe: playing in the 4th spatial dimension
  • The game of logic, by Lewis Carroll
  • Quoridor: a labyrinthic game
  • and more

Our Offer

We offer individual and group courses in a variety of languages, including English, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Our prices range between 50 and 150 CHF/hour per person, depending on the place, total number of hours and number of students. Please contact us to receive an offer.


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Last updated 13 08, 2021

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