Breakaway Test Prep partners with Providence Academy and St. Thomas Academy to provide in-school test prep

Edina, Minnesota – June 1, 2017 – Breakaway Test Prep, Minnesota’s leading provider of ACT and SAT test preparation services, is pleased to announce partnerships with two leading prep schools in the Twin Cities: Providence Academy and St. Thomas Academy.  The schools are the latest organizations to partner with Breakaway for comprehensive test prep services.  Breakaway Test Prep has been a partner of The Blake School and the Breck School since 2012.

Breakaway’s services for these schools range from four-week intensive summer test prep programs to semester-long in-school ACT prep classes available to the entire junior class.  Breakaway’s leadership team has also been called upon to lead half-day or full-day ACT or PSAT bootcamps to prepare students for those tests, and to talk to parents at “College Night” events about preparing for standardized tests and explaining the differences between the ACT and the SAT.

If your school is interested in partnering with Breakaway Test Prep, please contact Ron Michalak, Breakaway’s president, at [email protected] or at 612-216-5133.

Breakaway is coming to you! New offices to open in Eden Prairie, St. Paul and Wayzata

Edina, Minnesota – January 1, 2017 – Breakaway Test Prep, Minnesota’s leading provider of ACT and SAT test preparation services, is pleased to announce the opening of three new offices to better serve the families with whom we work.  Beginning in January 2017, in addition to our St. Louis Park location, Breakaway will begin offering tutoring services in convenient locations in Eden Prairie, St. Paul and Wayzata.  Veteran instructors Matt McManus, John Kingsbury and Lori Wormald, who together have provided more than 2,000 hours of instruction to Breakaway students over the past several years, will become the respective directors at these offices.  Here is a brief look at each director:

  • Matt McManus is the director and lead instructor for Breakaway’s Eden Prairie office. Matt provides instruction to students in Eden Prairie, Chaska, Chanhassen, Prior Lake, and surrounding areas. Matt has been with Breakaway since 2014, and actively works with students of all levels, with a primary focus on math and science. Matt is graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Minneapolis-native; he currently lives in South Minneapolis with his wife.  Matt can be reached at [email protected] or 612-578-9995.
  • John Kingsbury is the director and lead instructor for the St. Paul office of Breakaway.  John provides instruction to students in St. Paul and its suburbs.  A talented and experienced math and science instructor, John earned a Ph.D. in psychology from Dartmouth College.  He was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University’s School for Public Health and a graduate teaching assistant and guest lecturer at Dartmouth.  Prior to that, John graduated magna cum laude from the University of St. Thomas and began his doctoral program in social psychology at Iowa State University.  John can be reached at [email protected] or at 218-791-7910.
  • Lori Wormald is the director and lead instructor for the Wayzata office of Breakaway.  Lori provides instruction to students in Wayzata, Mound, Orono and other western suburbs. Lori has over 30 years of experience working in business and education in both the US and throughout Europe.  She has extensive experience tutoring students in math and science, and currently tutors math and physics at a private Twins Cities high school. Lori holds degrees in mathematics and in education from the University of Minnesota.  Lori can be reached at [email protected] or at 952-913-1027.

If you would like more information on getting test prep services in any of our locations, please click here to complete our inquiry form, and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours!