Thinking about summer test prep?  Think Breakaway!

If you or someone you know is the parent of a current sophomore (Class of 2020) or junior (class of 2019), now is a great time to think about summer test prep.  Summer before junior or senior year is one of the best times of the year to do prep as students are free of the distractions of the school year and can really focus on their ACT (or SAT) prep work.  Breakaway is pleased to provide a range of convenient test prep options for your student this summer.  Only during the summer, Breakaway offers a variety of small group instruction options in addition to the private, one-on-one instruction we provide every week of the year.

For rising juniors (class of 2020) and seniors (class of 2019), we offer a range of prep options to get ready for the September 8 ACT:

  • Small group ACT instruction through the Blake School (Minneapolis campus; open to all)
  • Small group ACT instruction at Breakaway Test Prep’s office in St. Louis Park
  • Small group ACT instruction at Breakaway Test Prep’s office in St. Paul
  • Small group ACT instruction at Breakaway Test Prep’s office in Wayzata
  • Small group ACT instruction through Providence Academy
  • Private ACT or SAT instruction
  • Private ACT instruction for students with learning issues and/or attention disorders

Information about each program can be found below.  To learn more, feel free to contact Ron Michalak, Breakaway’s president, at [email protected].  Thank you!

Prep Targeting the September 8 ACT (Classes of 2019 or 2020)

Small Group ACT Instruction at The Blake School

Now in our fifth year, Breakaway is pleased to provide ACT instruction to small groups of students through the Summer at Blake program.  All students are welcome to attend.  Classes will be held on Blake’s Minneapolis campus, located at 511 Kenwood Parkway, Minneapolis, 55403.

If you want plenty of individualized attention and an opportunity to learn alongside a small group of motivated peers, this class is for you. The program also includes full-length practice exams, score reports and analyses to identify your areas of strength and weakness. If you’re determined to get a top score or need expert, guided instruction, Breakaway can help you reach your goals.  Please click here to register for this program.

  • Classes meet twice per week on Tuesdays-Thursdays or Mondays-Wednesdays for 2-1/2 hours each time – a total of more than 25 hours of instruction over five weeks.
  • There is a Monday-Wednesday morning session from 9:00am-11:45am
  • There is a Tuesday-Thursday morning session from 9:00am-11:45am and an afternoon session from 1:00pm-3:45pm.
  • Monday-Wednesday classes begin Monday, July 9 and run through Wednesday, August 8
  • Tuesday-Thursday classes begin Tuesday, July 10 and run through Thursday, August 9
  • There will be two makeup classes offered in August for students who miss a class: Monday, August 13 and Tuesday, August 14 from 9:00am – 12:00pm both days.
  • The cost is $1,295 plus a one-time fee of $100 to cover the cost of materials and access to weekend practice tests.
  • Students should plan to take a practice test with Breakaway prior to starting the class. Practice tests are offered throughout the spring at Breakaway.  Click here to register for a test.

Registration for this program is managed by the Blake School.  To register, please click here or to learn more, please contact Ron Michalak, Breakaway’s president, at [email protected] or 612–216–5133.

Small Group ACT Instruction with Breakaway this Summer in St. Louis Park!

Breakaway is pleased to provide ACT instruction to small groups of motivated students this summer at our office in St. Louis Park.  Similar to our Blake summer program, this small group program starts a bit later in the summer so that students who are away for camp or other activities in June and early July have an opportunity to access the same terrific program.

Breakaway is pleased to offer the following ACT small group programs:

  • There is a Monday-Wednesday morning session from 9:00am-11:45am that offers more than 25 hours of prep over a five-week period
  • There is also a Tuesday-Thursday morning session from 9:00am-11:45am that offers more than 25 hours of prep over a five-week period
  • The Monday-Wednesday section begins on Monday, July 23 and runs through Wednesday, August 22
  • The Tuesday-Thursday section begins on Tuesday, July 24 and runs through Thursday, August 23
  • The cost is $1,295 plus a one-time fee of $100 to cover the cost of materials and access to the weekend practice tests.
  • There will be a makeup class offered on Friday, August 24 from 9:00am – 11:45am.

Students should plan to take a practice test with Breakaway prior to starting the class.  Practice tests are offered throughout the spring at Breakaway. Please click here to register for a test.

To register or to learn more, contact Ron Michalak, Breakaway’s president, at [email protected] or 612–216–5133.

Small Group ACT Instruction with Breakaway this Summer in St. Paul!

Breakaway is pleased to provide ACT instruction to small groups of motivated students this summer at our office in St. Paul. This action-packed program provides over 25 hours of in-class instruction, full-length proctored ACT exams and expert instruction from Breakaway.

Breakaway is pleased to offer the following ACT small group program:

  • Wednesday and Friday morning session from 9:00am-11:45am
  • Wednesday classes will meet on July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, and August 15
  • Friday classes will meet on July 13, July 20, July 27, August 3, and August 10
  • There will be a makeup class offered in August for students who will miss a class.

The cost of the class is $1,295 plus a one-time fee of $100 to cover the cost of materials and access to the weekend practice tests.

Students should plan to take a practice test with Breakaway prior to starting the class.  Practice tests are offered throughout the spring at Breakaway. Please click here to register for a test.

To register or to learn more about the St. Paul class, please contact John Kingsbury, Breakaway‘s St. Paul director, at [email protected] or 218-791-7910.

Small Group ACT Instruction with Breakaway this Summer in Wayzata!

Breakaway is pleased to provide ACT instruction to small groups of motivated students this summer through our office in Wayzata. This action-packed program provides over 25 hours of in-class instruction, full-length proctored ACT exams and expert instruction from Breakaway.

Breakaway is pleased to offer the following ACT small group program:

  • Five-week morning session from 9:00am-12:00pm
  • The classes will be held beginning on Tuesday, July 10
  • Week one: classes on Tuesday, July 10 and FridayJuly 13
  • Week two: classes on TuesdayJuly 17 and ThursdayJuly 19
  • Week three: classes on TuesdayJuly 24 and ThursdayJuly 26
  • Week four: classes on TuesdayJuly 31 and ThursdayAugust 2
  • Week five: classes on MondayAugust 6 and Friday, August 10
  • There will be a makeup class offered on Tuesday, August 14

The cost of the class is $1,295 plus a one-time fee of $100 to cover the cost of materials and access to the weekend practice tests.

Students should plan to take a practice test with Breakaway prior to starting the class.  Practice tests are offered throughout the spring at Breakaway. Please click here to register for a test.

To register or to learn more about the Wayzata class, please contact Lori Wormald, Breakaway‘s Wayzata director, at [email protected] or 952-913-1027.

Small Group ACT Instruction at Providence Academy

Breakaway Test Prep is pleased to introduce an intensive, four-week ACT preparation program in cooperation with Providence Academy.  Now, families in Plymouth, Maple Grove, Medina and Brooklyn Park will have more convenient access to Breakaway’s proven test prep.

This summer session will provide you with structured guidance on the ACT and help get you ready for the fall test.  This program includes:

  • Comprehensive reviews of all commonly tested concepts in grammar, algebra I, geometry, algebra II, trigonometry, other advanced math topics, chemistry, physics, and biology
  • Critical test-taking and time management strategies for all sections of the test
  • A proprietary and proven study guide that includes reviews of key concepts and hundreds of sample problems
  • Access to more than 40 practice ACTs
  • Two full-length practice exams, complete score reports and analyses to help identify areas of strength and weakness
  • Classes run on the following Fridays: July 27, August 3, August 10, and August 17; there will be a makeup class on Friday, August 24
  • Classes start at 9:00am each day and conclude at 12:00pm
  • The cost is $595.00.

Registration for this program is being managed by Providence Academy.  To learn more about this program or to register, please contact Ron Michalak at [email protected].

Students should plan to take a practice test with Breakaway prior to starting the class.  Practice tests are offered throughout the spring at Breakaway. Please click here to register for a test.

To register or to learn more, contact Ron Michalak, Breakaway’s president, at [email protected] or 612–216–5133.

Private ACT or SAT instruction with Breakaway this Summer!

Breakaway is pleased to offer the Twin Cities’ finest one-on-one instruction for the ACT and SAT this summer and throughout the year. Private instruction with Breakaway includes the following:

  • Private, one-on-one instruction with two Breakaway Test Prep instructors
  • Comprehensive reviews of all commonly tested concepts in grammar, algebra I, geometry, algebra II, trigonometry, other advanced math topics, chemistry, physics and biology
  • Critical test-taking and time management strategies for all sections of the test
  • A proprietary and proven study guide that provides thorough overviews of each section of the test, including key concepts, hundreds of sample problems and critical insights about test-taking and time-management strategies
  • Access to more than 40 practice ACTs and SATs
  • Access to Breakaway’s practice tests at held nearly every weekend of the year at our testing center at 3440 Beltline Blvd. in St. Louis Park
  • Convenient lesson times and locations; instructors are available seven days per week, daytimes and evenings
  • The cost for private instruction is $125/hour, and lessons are typically one hour in length.  There is also a one-time fee of $100 to cover the cost of materials and access to the practice tests.

Students should plan to take a practice test with Breakaway prior to starting the class.  Practice tests are offered throughout the spring at Breakaway.  Please click here to register for a test.

To register or to learn more, contact Ron Michalak, Breakaway’s president, at [email protected] or 612–216–5133.

Private ACT Instruction for students with LD/ADHD 

Breakaway Test Prep is pleased to be the leading provider of test prep services to students with learning issues and/or attention disorders in the State of Minnesota.  Breakaway provides ACT instruction tailored to meet the individual needs of students with learning disabilities (such as dyslexia, math and reading disorders, and executive functioning weaknesses) and attention disorders (such as ADHD).  Breakaway also works with teachers from Groves Academy, who specialize in working with students with learning issues and attention disorders, to provide private, one-on-one tutoring using Breakaway’s proven test prep materials.  Instruction accommodates a variety of learning styles and helps students increase their confidence and improve their performance on the ACT.

Private ACT instruction for students with LD/ADHD includes all of the following:

  • One-on-one instruction for the ACT with a Groves Academy teacher who brings an expertise in both ACT instruction and learning issues and attention disorders
  • Instruction includes comprehensive reviews of critical concepts and test-taking techniques for all sections of the test, along with specific, customized strategies for grammar, math, science and writing
  • A proprietary and proven study guide that provides thorough overviews of each section of the test, including key concepts, hundreds of sample problems and critical insights about test-taking and time-management strategies
  • Access to more than 40 practice ACTs and SATs
  • Access to Breakaway’s practice tests at held nearly every weekend of the year at our testing center at 3440 Beltline Blvd. in St. Louis Park
  • Convenient lesson times and locations; instructors are available weekdays after school and on Saturdays
  • The cost for private instruction is $125/hour. There is also a one-time fee of $100 to cover the cost of materials and access to the practice tests.

To register for a practice test, please click here.  Breakaway runs extended time practice tests every weekend for students who qualify for accommodations on the ACT or SAT.

To register or to learn more, contact Ron Michalak, Breakaway’s president, at [email protected] or 612–216–5133.