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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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 for the ACT, SAT, PSAT, SAT Subject Tests and SSAT, as well as 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.


Impact of Covid-19 on admissions testing

Breakaway Test Prep is closely monitoring the impact of the coronavirus on the ACT and the College Board exams – including the SAT, SAT subject tests and AP exams.  Click here for our latest update.  If you missed Breakaway’s latest webinar about the impact of the coronavirus on testing, please click here.  Breakaway founder Ron Michalak also appeared via webinar at the Navigate 2020 Virtual College Fair.  Also, checkout Breakaway Test Prep on KARE-11! Breakaway is now offering practice tests with online proctoring via Zoom.  Click here to register for a test!

Thinking about summer test prep?  Think Breakaway!

One of the best times of the year for students to tackle ACT or SAT test prep is summer, when students are free of the demands and the distractions of the busy school year.  In addition to Breakaway’s proven programs of private instruction for the ACT and the SAT, during the summer ONLY, Breakaway also offers a wide variety of ACT and SAT small group prep classes across the metro area.  Click here to see an overview of our summer small group prep classes.  You can also find detailed options for prep for the July 18th ACT, the August 29th SAT and the September 12th ACT.

Introducing Breakaway Summer Academic Classes

Breakaway is pleased to introduce a series of innovative summer academic classes to help your student get ahead this summer.  Breakaway will be offering “primer” classes for AP Calculus A/B, AP Chemistry and AP Physics to get your student ready for those classes next year.  In addition, Breakaway is offering a “Reading Cheerleader” class for reluctant or inexperienced readers in grade seven and up!  Click here to learn more!

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

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. If your student has recently completed a real ACT or SAT, we can also evaluate and use those results.  Breakaway offers proctored practice tests nearly every weekend of the year.

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]