Testimonials

Dr. Gruber’s work has been featured on The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, and in the The New York Times, the Washington Post, The Boston Globe and other leading publications.

 

“[When you want the solution to the problem] tap the super genius, Gary Gruber.”
WASHINGTON POST

“Dr. Gruber is recognized as the leading expert on standardized tests. His results have been lauded throughout the country. His personal presentation spreads “contagious enthusiasm” like an epidemic with his audiences.”
PBS (Public Broadcasting System)

“I thank you and my 15-year old son (high school jr.) thanks you.”
Ted Koppel, ABC News, NIGHTLINE

“The work that Gary Gruber does should be given to every student and every teacher.”
Dr. Shirley Thornton, Former Deputy Superintendent, California State Department of Education

“Gruber has developed all the Inside Strategies for beating the SAT.”
United Press International

“Gary Gruber is the most prominent guru of SAT preparation.”
CHICAGO TRIBUNE

“Gary Gruber is the leading expert on the SAT.”
HOUSTON CHRONICLE

“By learning Dr. Gruber’s strategies, a student can increase his(her) IQ to do well on any exam, not just the SAT.”
TEEN MAGAZINE

“Gruber is the Dear Abby of testing.”
DETROIT NEWS

“I have to thank you for your wonderful SAT Prep books. If it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t have been able to get a 2340 on the SAT. Thank you for your wonderful material!”
Yash Aggarwal, Student at the University of Texas

“Student’s often ask, ‘How can I raise my SAT Score?’ My advice will be to buy Gruber’s book.”
MATHEMATICS TEACHER, official journal of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

“What distinguishes this SAT review book from the others on the market is the emphasis on thinking rather than drill.”
ENGLISH JOURNAL, official magazine of the National Council of Teachers of English

 “Gruber can ring the bell on any number of standardized exams.”
Eric Zorn, Chicago Tribune

“The way Dr. Gruber explained the problem was so easy. Where I go to school the teachers never teach how to examine problems or teach the kind of thinking Dr. Gruber did.”
Student in audience, People are Talking Show, CBS, San Francisco

“His methods make the questions seem amazingly simple to solve.”
Library Journal

“I hope Dr. Gruber’s work reaches many more students. I know that they will find his suggestions priceless.”
-Julie Martin, PHOENIX GAZETTE

 “I was able to solve questions three to five times faster with your methods. As soon as you gave me a strategy, it clicked and I was just tickled that somebody finally exposed the code to efficient thinking.

-Dr. Larry Weitz, Psychologist,WLAC Radio, Nashville, Tennessee

“Gary Gruber’s infectious enthusiasm can make any talk show a winner.”
-Producer, The Owen Spann Show, ABC Network

“What Dr. Gruber is giving the student is an increase in intelligence… Gruber offers students preparation in test-taking strategies designed to save time in the testing room by zeroing in on a fast, logical way to answer a problem….Get what you’ve missed out of four years of high school.”
-Valerie Sullivan, United Press International

“I only wish he’d written this book when I took the SAT.”
-Peter Cleaveland, ABC Network News

“Dr. Gruber knows the ins and outs of the SAT.”
-Los Angeles Times

“Gary Gruber is one of the most exciting guests we’ve ever had on our show.”
-Kevin Joyce-WXYZ(ABC) Radio, Detroit

“Students learn shortcuts: how to zero in on the core of a question…Those who follow Gruber’s approach are guaranteed a positive experience, one which can add substantially to both lifetime success and satisfaction.”
-San Mateo Times Newspaper Group Syndicated

“This book (Inside Strategies) has the niftiest ideas I’ve read in my entire life…the best book I’ve ever seen on the SAT.”
-WBNS(CBS) Radio, Columbus, Ohio

“Your ability to communicate your critical thinking method to every level of schooling is outstanding…now all children can be successful in school using your critical thinking model.”
Effie Jones, Ed.D.,Associate Executive Director, American Association of School Administrators

“Gruber is clearly serious about trying to understand the links between critical thinking and test-taking. Bravo!”
-Chester Finn, Former Assistant Secretary for Educational Research and Improvement, US Dept. of Education

“Your approach to using the test as a vehicle for developing critical thinking skills is clear, practical, and very positive. Your regard for the test experience as a way for students to participate in the inherent joy of problem solving, gaining an insight that was formerly unknown, was made “alive” for us by your obvious enthusiasm for problem solving and for the kinds of challenges presented by the SAT/PSAT.”
-Laura Alvarenga, Assistant Superintendent, San Francisco Unified School District

“Dr. Gruber has created a unique program…the student develops confidence, comfortability, and security. He/she is made aware of the correct thinking approach to answer questions with the greatest accuracy and with the least amount of panic.”
-Dr. Virgil Hollis, Superintendent of Schools, Marin County, CA

“The PBS-Gruber program contains strategies that teachers can teach their students to use to achieve better scores on the SAT and other standardized tests. They also help students improve and refine their basic thinking and reasoning skills. Dr. Gruber’s methods emphasize skills and strategies which lead to correct answers rather than reliance on rote memorization.”
-Dana McDougald, School Library Journal

“I have tried Kaplan, Princeton Review, Arco and Barrons, and Gruber is the best one yet. Even though it has strategies, they aren’t things like “if a question is like this, pick C” kind of things—instead, they’re the sure way to get answers right. That’s more important, I feel–learning to get answers right the intellectual way, rather than using gimmicks and tricks like the Kaplan and Princeton Review folks teach you. Tons of practice, refreshing, everything you need. Everything is great. The most complete SAT Prep book.”
-Pranay Uppuluri, New Jersey, Amazon.com Review

About the 10 Real SATs book published by the College Board and ETS, the developers of the SAT: “Do not get this book if you’re looking for a full-blown prep for the SAT-I. I find “Gruber’s Complete Preparation for the New SAT” by Dr. Gary R. Gruber to be the best, and I’ve tried many “popular” books from the library like Kaplan, Princeton Review and Arco. Gruber’s book has no “quick” fixing, instead a sure way. That’s what I think is important—a sure way than a trick or something that might get you the answer.”
-Pranay Uppuluri, New Jersey, Amazon.com Review

“We’ve used the Gruber text in our community SAT Prep programs for over 5 years with excellent results. Any student using this $16.95 book is getting a comparable experience to any $1000 Kaplan or Princeton Review course. Gruber’s book is excellent.”
-Chicago, Ill. and Boston Mass. Amazon.com Review

 “Simply the best book I have ever read! Can help even a small kid learn how to think analytically. The simplicity with which logical thinking is taught is amazing! I would recommend this book to anyone even if they are not preparing for the SAT. The Ultimate Approach!”-Lahore,Pakistan,pakipower(punkpakistani@hotmail.com)Amazon.com Review

“From the several review texts we reviewed, we have selected Dr. Gruber’s because we felt that it was the most up-to-date and most practically helpful one available.”
-Louis Knight, University High School, San Francisco, CA

“I don’t have any more words to describe this book, but I simply want to say that I am 15 and I studied this book [Gruber’s Complete preparation for the New SAT] for 3 months and I got a perfect SAT score of 1600. The most perfect book!”
-yns83@netscape.net (Palm Beach, Florida) Amazon.com Review

“Gruber’s Complete Preparation for the New SAT” is truly the best SAT preparation book out there. Unlike other SAT books that claim to “prep you for the SAT,” this book focuses not on drill,drill,drill, but on enhancing Critical Thinking Skills and teaches the strategies that are needed to succeed on the SAT and which will last a lifetime. Strategies and Critical Thinking Skills taught in this book reflect those of test makers themselves and is a sure thing for SAT success! I would highly recommend this book for anyone taking the SAT.! This book is the best preparation for the SAT!”
-San Diego, Ca., Amazon.com Review

“I think this book [Gruber’s Complete Preparation for the New SAT] is very good. I found this book very interesting and unique from other SAT books. It offers a very complete SAT at-home preparation and teaches you Critical Thinking Skills that last a lifetime. I also found this book very easy to read and to understand, and they make their explanations clear, to the point, and easy to understand. It offers a lot of practice tests/quizzes and I find that very helpful. Also they suggest you memorize the roots of words instead of memorizing a whole word one by one. A very unique book.”
DivineGoddess@juno.com (Bay Area, California) Amazon.com Review

“I am so grateful for your efforts which were absolutely instrumental in helping Justin achieve
this fabulous score on the SAT(Math-780;Verbal-800)-a 260 point increase.”
Howell Slaughter Jr., M.D., P.C., Atlanta,GA

“Your Vocabulary treatment is outstanding! This book is the best yet!”-Mary McGuinness,
Curriculum Specialist(English), Temple High School, Temple City CA

“Top rating for the book in the areas of readability, vocabulary, critical thinking skills, and practice tests – with a special star for the explanatory answers.”
-Paulette Dewey, English Dept.Chairperson, Robert S. Rogers High School, Toledo, Ohio

“Your book will be so helpful to all of us.”
– Willadine Bain, Assistant Director, Reading/English, Language Arts,
The School District of Philadelphia, PA

“Thanks alot for all you did for Kenny in such a short period of time.”
-Larry & Jackie Slayen, San Anselmo,CA

“An excellent book throughout.”
-Glenn Ballard, Math Dept. Head,William
H. Harrison High School, Evansville, IN
“The 7 Practice Test questions are very close to the actual exam situations. The explanatory answers are concise and easy to follow.”
-Terry Lawler, English Dept. Co-chairman,
Tremper High School, Kenosha, WI