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.
This is the second time that my family has used Breakaway. I personally liked how my Breakaway counselor never let me go through the college process alone. He was always there to help me with whatever I needed help with. He made me feel secure with the choices I made and answered all my questions. Breakaway in general is a huge help and some of my stress was relieved because I worked with them.Lauren C., University of Rhode Island