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.


Start the school year strong with Breakaway!

If you’re the parent of a rising sophomore, junior or senior in high school, or you have a student heading off to college, Breakaway can help your student start the school year strong!  Whether you need help preparing for an ACT or SAT, support for writing a college admissions essay, or tutoring for any level of high school or college math or science class, Breakaway can help!

Breakaway Test Prep is pleased to offer live, in-person ACT and SAT test prep and a wide range of academic tutoring at any of our four offices in the Metro Area.  With offices in Edina, Eden Prairie, St. Paul and Plymouth, Breakaway’s instruction and convenience is unbeatable!  Along with Minnesota’s best private instruction for the ACT or SAT, Breakaway also offers proven support for college application essays as well as personalized tutoring services for a wide range of high school and college-level math and science classes.  Here are some of our newest offerings:

  • PSAT bootcamps! Breakaway is offering four PSAT bootcamps, including two targeting the reading and writing tests and two targeting math.  Click here to learn more!
  • In addition to our proven private instruction for the ACT and SAT, Breakaway also offers in-person small group prep for the ACT at our office in Plymouth.  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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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]

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.