Our entire approach to test prep is guided by one question: What will you need to get where you are going? Whether you work with us one-on-one or through a class, we offer test prep services that actually deliver the prep you need. Great on math, but not on verbal? Need help on both? Anxious test-taker? Careless test-taker? Over the last few years we’ve seen it all and we’ll make sure we provide the sustained and focused attention necessary to put your student in the best possible position to succeed.
College admissions exams prove challenging because their standardized nature means there is a gap between the design of the test and what students do in their regular academic lives. Much of what students have to do on these tests looks nothing like what they would do in college courses on the same subjects. This insight has helped us design a strategy curriculum based on thousands of hours of one-on-one work; sitting across desks and tables from kids just like you, learning what works and what doesn’t. And we combine our strategies with ample practice opportunity on real exam materials made available by SAT and ACT.
All of our one-on-one students have the opportunity to work with two tutors, each of whom is devoted to a particular phases of the test. Each tutor will work with you through our strategy curriculum while getting to know you as a test-taker (also: as a fantastic person with a bright future). They will get to know your strengths and weaknesses, your test-taking habits, your greatest hopes and fears about the test and will be able to constantly refine your approach. By test day, you will know the exam inside and out.
"Breakaway helped make the application process less stressful for our whole family (especially me!) Our counselor kept Sara organized and on schedule. It was a remarkably panic and drama- free experience."Barbara B., Mother of Sara, College of the Holy Cross