Find out why Breakaway Test Prep is the leader in ACT prep in Minnesota


Whether you’re thinking about the PSAT or the SAT, Breakaway can help


Breakaway and Groves Academy offer ACT test prep for students with LDs

Practice Tests

Learn how your student would score on a real ACT or SAT

Welcome to Breakaway Test Prep

Thank you for visiting Breakaway Test Prep! Breakaway Test Prep is Minnesota’s leading provider of private, one-on-one instruction for high school students who aspire to attend any of the nation’s more than 2,000 colleges and universities that require standardized testing.  We provide individualized, comprehensive test preparation to students throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, western Wisconsin, northern Iowa, or anywhere in the world online.  We earn our reputation through the consistent success our students achieve on their tests.

We invite you to explore our website and learn more about our innovative approach to prep and the array of services we offer.  Since 2011, Breakaway has been helping our remarkable students achieve remarkable results.


Save the date! “Notes from the Admissions Side of the Desk” college planning seminar on February 6th, 2018

How do students put together applications that stand out and reveal who they are?  And what happens after an application is submitted anyway?  (Besides a lot of anxious waiting and wondering!)

Breakaway is pleased to bring back Julie Ekkers, an admissions professional turned college counselor with over a decade of experience in college and law school admissions.  At this seminar, she’ll demystify what happens on the admissions side of the desk, especially at colleges looking beyond test scores and GPAs, including more selective colleges.  Click here to learn more!

When to test? Evaluating testing options for the second semester of junior year.

One of the most frequent questions we get from parents is “when should my student test again?”  During the first semester, your student had opportunities to complete an ACT and a PSAT, the results of which will give you very good data to determine if your student has an advantage on either test.  Over the next few months, your student will have 3-4 opportunities to take an ACT and three options to take an SAT.  Click here to learn more about when to test.

Find out how your student would score on a real ACT or SAT.  Register for a Breakaway practice test today.

Get Started!

Ready to get started? Breakaway’s innovative approach to test prep is unrivaled.  Our test prep process typically begins by having students complete a full-length practice test. However, if your student has completed a real ACT, SAT or other proctored practice test in the past few months, the results of that test can also be used.  Breakaway offers proctored practice tests every weekend in our dedicated testing center.

Practice tests are an invaluable component of the test prep process, and give students critical experience dealing with the pressure and duration of a real test in a classroom full of their peers.  Click here to register for a test! Or, if you’d prefer to arrange a call to discuss your student and how Breakaway could help, please click here to complete an inquiry form, or contact Ron Michalak, Breakaway’s founder, at 612-216-5133 or [email protected].