Breakaway Education Minnesota
P.O. Box 24654
Edina, MN 55424-0654
President & Founder, Breakaway Prep Minnesota
Ron Michalak is a founder of Breakaway Test Prep and is the lead instructor in Minnesota. Ron earned a BA in Economics from Northwestern University and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the Kellogg Graduate School at Northwestern University. After college, Ron enjoyed a 25-year career in finance, marketing and business development as an executive with firms including Arthur Andersen, Coopers & Lybrand, BellSouth and IBM/Internet Security Systems.
Ron got his start in test prep nearly two decades ago when he provided classroom-style instruction to dozens of SAT and GMAT students while at the Princeton Review. In 2006, he helped his twin brother, Rick, a former vice president of operations for the Princeton Review, launch a new test prep company called Breakaway Prep that would take test prep in a new direction: customized test prep solutions to help students reach their potential. Ron lives in Edina, MN, with his wife and two children. He loves Chicago pizza, Atlanta weather and the Minnesota Vikings.
"It should be a given that a college counselor will provide the logistical and organizational support to guide a student and a family through this process, but Breakaway provided so much more to our son -- encouraging him to aim high, supporting him through the grind of junior year and helping him craft a narrative in his essays that reflected his best qualities."Stephen R., Parent of David, Tulane University