Barbara Jeffers
Maple Grove office
[email protected]

Welcome to Breakaway Test Prep’s Maple Grove and Northwest suburban site.  Barbara Jeffers is the director and lead instructor for Maple Grove and the northwest suburbs. Barbara focuses on providing instruction to students in the Maple Grove and surrounding areas, as well as to students from Providence Academy.

Barbara holds a B.A. in English from St. Olaf College and an M.A. in English from Northwestern University; she has also achieved candidacy for the Ph.D. degree in English at Northwestern.  She entered St. Olaf as a National Merit Scholar, was inducted into the national honor society Phi Beta Kappa as a senior, and graduated magna cum laude with Departmental Distinction in English.  At Northwestern, she was one of six incoming Ph.D. students across all disciplines to receive a four-year President’s Fellowship, and she also won a competitive Humanities Center Graduate Teaching Fellowship based on documented excellence in teaching.  She taught a variety of literature and writing courses at Northwestern for eight years, and she has presented papers at academic conferences throughout the U.S. and England.  At Breakaway, Barbara has taught ACT courses at the Blake School, the Breck School, Providence Academy, and Benilde-St. Margaret’s, and she also leads the ACT English and Reading Bootcamps.  She lives with her husband and twin daughters in Plymouth.

About test prep with Breakaway

At Breakaway Test Prep, we provide individualized, comprehensive test preparation for the ACT, SAT, and PSAT as well as a comprehensive suite of AP and academic tutoring for a range of classes.

We are Minnesota’s leading provider of private, one-on-one instruction, and we have been helping students prepare for standardized tests for over six years. Our team of instructors is unparalleled, with thousands of hours of instruction and backgrounds from some of the top universities across the country.

To get started, we recommend signing up for a full-length practice test. Breakaway Test Prep offers weekly, proctored practice tests in our St. Louis Park office (3440 Beltline Blvd., Suite 106, St. Louis Park).  Please click here to register for a test.

These practice tests are an invaluable component of the test prep process, giving students critical experience in dealing with the pressure of the test situation while getting practice on all sections of a test in a classroom full of their peers…just like the real test.

In addition to full access to Breakaway’s practice tests, when working with Breakaway, private instruction includes:

  • Access to more than 40 practice ACTs and SATs
  • Comprehensive reviews of all of the commonly tested concepts in grammar, Algebra I, geometry, Algebra II, trigonometry, and other advanced math concepts, chemistry, physics, and biology
  • Critical test-taking and time management strategies for all sections of the test, including time-constrained sections of reading and science
  • Convenient lesson times and locations, instructors are available seven days per week, daytimes, and evenings

To learn more and about working with Breakaway, please fill out our inquiry form, and we will be in touch within 24 hours.

Alternatively, Barbara can be reached via email at [email protected] and via phone at 612-396-9676 (text or call).

Thank you for your consideration, and we look forward to helping your student prepare for the upcoming standardized tests!