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


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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 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.

Breakaway Test Prep has the distinction of being the exclusive provider of test prep services to many of Minnesota’s leading schools and school districts including the Blake School, the Breck School, Minnehaha Academy, Providence Academy, St. Thomas Academy, the Visitation School, Shattuck-St. Mary’s, the Bloomington School District, South Washington County Schools, and Heritage Academy and Washburn High School of Minneapolis Public Schools.

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


Individualized instruction.  Remarkable results.  Give your student the Breakaway advantage.

Whether you’re the parent of a high schooler or college student, Breakaway Test Prep & Tutoring can help your student excel this school year.  Breakaway offers instruction for the ACT, SAT and nearly 50 standard and AP classes.

Breakaway Test Prep is pleased to offer live, in-person ACT and SAT test prep and support for all levels of high school math, science, history and language arts classes at any of our four offices in the Metro Area: Edina, Eden Prairie, St. Paul and Plymouth.  Learn more about private instruction for the ACT or SAT, as well as personalized tutoring services for a wide range of high school and college-level math and science classes.

Breakaway is also pleased to introduce test prep programs to support students preparing for the GMAT, GRE, LSAT and MCAT.

Interested in small group instruction for the ACT?

  • Breakaway is offering a series of three-hour prep sessions targeting each of the four sections of the ACT.  Learn more.
  • Breakaway is also offering two four-week in-person prep classes in our Plymouth office for students preparing to take an ACT in April.  Click here to learn more.
  • For families outside the Metro Area or for those who prefer online instruction, Breakaway is also pleased to offer a four-week ONLINE ACT prep class targeting the April 15th ACT.  Click here to learn more!

Have questions or want some expert guidance on the admissions tests, application essays or Breakaway’s academic tutoring for a range of high school and college-level classes?  Give us a call at 612-216-5133 or complete an inquiry form and a Breakaway education director will get in touch right away!  Want to read our latest newsletter?  Click here to check it out!

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Join Breakaway and College Inside Track for a free College Planning Webinar!

Breakaway Test Prep and College Inside Track are pleased to offer a free college planning seminar on April 11th at 7:00pm.  Due to the changes the pandemic has wrought to the admissions world, the spread of test-optional admissions policies, and radical changes to financial aid policies, the college admissions world looks vastly different than it did just a few years ago.  Hear from experts at Breakaway and College Inside Track as we help you unravel some of the complicated issues in college admissions today.  You can click here to register for this exciting event! 

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.  Students test from home and 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]

Breakaway’s Monthly Newsletter

Stay apprised of changes to the ACT, SAT, test dates, practice exams, as well as trends and issues in the standardized testing world. Click here to sign up for Breakaway’s monthly newsletter. Or read our latest newsletter by clicking here.