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, the Bloomington School District, South Washington County Schools, and Southwest 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.


Thinking about test prep this spring or summer?  Think Breakaway!

If you’re thinking about prep for the ACT or SAT, Breakaway has you covered!  Breakaway is pleased to present an array of options to help your student get ready to test.  Breakaway offers flexible, one-on-one instruction at times convenient for your student, as well as proven small group ACT and SAT instruction for students who enjoy a classroom setting.   Whether you’re interested in a fully customizable program of private instruction or any of our proven small group prep classes, Breakaway can help your student reach their potential.

Breakaway offers live, in-person instruction at any of our four offices in the Metro Area: Edina, Eden Prairie, St. Paul and Plymouth, as well as anywhere in the world online.

  • Click here to learn more about private instruction for the SAT.
  • Interested in private instruction for the ACT?  Learn more by clicking here.
  • Breakaway is pleased to offer an assortment of small group prep classes for the ACT and SAT this spring and summer.
  • Does your student need some help with their college application essay?  Learn more.

Breakaway is also a leader in academic tutoring with proven support for nearly 40 different high school and college-level math, science, history and literature classes.  Need help with an admissions test for graduate school?  Breakaway can help your student prepare for the GMAT, GRE, LSAT and MCAT.

Want to talk to one of our education directors? 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.  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!

In March 2024, the SAT will become exclusively a digital, adaptive exam, and will no longer offer paper tests.  To help students understand what the new test will be like, Breakaway is pleased to offer a FREE digital practice SAT exam.  To register for that test, please click here.

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.