Test Prep

Our entire approach to test prep is guided by one question: What will you need to get where you are going? At Breakaway Prep, we only work with students one-on-one, 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 fifteen 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 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.

Private Tutoring

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 curriculum while getting to know you as a test-taker (and 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.

“We really appreciated Breakaway Prep steering us towards the right test for us. Their ACT prep was great. Rick was available anytime to answer questions or concerns. We felt like we had their full attention the whole time.”

  • Lauren C., University of Rhode Island