About Corson Learning

portrait-newCheryl Corson undertook the LARE while in her 50's and running her design practice. After passing Sections 3 & 4 in 2013 (failing Section 4 once), Cheryl created these LARE Prep webinars, helping hundreds successfully prepare for the exam. She provides targeted instruction and emotional support for candidates of all ages and career stages. Students are treated with respect by a colleague who understands the challenge of adding test preparation to the responsibilities of adult life.

Corson Learning LARE Prep webinars are affordable and convenient. They include pre-recorded videos on subject area content, exam question strategies, and reviews of relevant exam resources; live, interactive Q&A sessions which are recorded and posted for later review; a physical lending library, and email and (limited) phone support from Cheryl.Subscribers can watch recordings as often as they like for one year. Study materials and strategy advice help narrow candidates' focus to maximize limited study time.

Cheryl contributes free LARE content to Land8.com, the landscape architecture social network. She served on ASLA’s LARE Prep sub-committee from 2013 - 2015, and co-created an introductory webinar on the LARE for ASLA. Corson Learning sponsors LABASH, the annual student-led landscape architecture conference.

Live Workshops

Cheryl has taught LARE prep workshops for the ASLA Pennsylvania/Delaware, Potomac, Maryland, and New Jersey chapters, and for the Colegio de Arquitectos y Arquitectos Paisajistas de Puerto Rico. She will lead a two-day LARE prep workshop in Seattle for the Washington ASLA Chapter November 2-3, 2018. There and different advantages to live and online formats and both are effective. Workshops may be one or two days long.

Contact Cheryl with any questions, or if you'd like to host a workshop in your area.

Cheryl describes four aspects of successfully mastering the LARE:

Cheryl has been in private practice since 2003. Cheryl received her MLA from the Harvard GSD in 1994. Cheryl is former Education Manager for ASLA, and former Director of Education at the Design Build Institute of America. She has taught at The George Washington University, the University of Maryland, and the U.S. Botanic Gardens. In 2017 she wrote the Sustainable Landscape Maintenance Manual for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, available online. The Manual received a 2018 Merit Award from the Potomac Chapter of the ASLA, and a 2018 Silver Medal from the Association of Garden Communicators.

Portrait: Kat Forder Photography.

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