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 offers Minnesota’s only ACT test prep for students with LDs

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Distance learning got you down? Breakaway’s expert instructors can help!

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.  We provide individualized, comprehensive test preparation for the ACT, SAT, PSAT, SAT Subject Tests and SSAT, as well as high-impact academic tutoring 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.


Thinking summer test prep? Think Breakaway!

As we begin to thaw out after another cold Minnesota winter, parents start to turn their attention to the summer.  If you’re the parent of a current high school sophomore, summer before junior year is the best time to begin preparing for junior year tests.  Breakaway offers year-round private one-on-one instruction, and during the summer only, we run a robust assortment of in-person and online small group ACT and SAT instruction.  Click here to see an overview of all of our summer options!  Or, to have someone from our leadership team contact you in the next day, please complete our inquiry form and a Breakaway education director will get in touch right away!

Is your student ready for AP exams and finals?  Breakaway can help!

Breakaway Test Prep is pleased to provide a wide assortment of academic tutoring for all levels of high school math and science classes, along with top-notch support for language arts and writing.  With an instructor team that includes plant biologists, chemical engineers, calculus textbook authors, biochemistry PhDs, budding novelists and freelance editors, Breakaway can provide an unrivalled tutoring experience for your student.  Click here to learn more, or complete our inquiry form and a Breakaway education director will get in touch right away!

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Get started on your ACT or SAT prep!

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, the results of which can be used to develop a customized program of instruction.  Breakaway offers proctored practice tests every weekend of the year. Due to the Covid-19 crisis, Breakaway is offering online proctoring of its practice exams.  Students test from home but log into a Zoom session through which we provide live, online proctoring of the ACT and the SAT – every weekend!  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]