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.


ACT or SAT score need a boost?  Breakaway can help!

Thinking about taking the ACT or the SAT?  Think Breakaway for test prep!  Breakaway is Minnesota’s leading provider of private, one-on-one test prep for the ACT and the SAT.  Whether you’re starting at an 18 or a 28, Breakaway’s proven approach to test preparation can help your student improve their performance on the test.  But don’t take our word for it.  Breakaway is the premier test prep partner to many of the Twin Cities’ leading independent schools, including the Blake School, the Breck School, Cathedral High School (St. Cloud), Providence Academy, St. Thomas Academy, Shattuck-St. Mary’s, and Visitation.  Learn more about our private instruction for the ACT and the SAT.  Or complete our inquiry form and have a Breakaway education director contact you.

Distance learning got you down?  Breakaway can help!

If your student is not getting the support or enrichment they need to thrive academically this year, Breakaway can help with customized instruction for all levels of high school math, science, language arts and composition classes.  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!

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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 nearly 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 from which we provide verbal cues to start and stop each section of the ACT and SAT.

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]