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. Subscribers can watch recordings as often as they like for one year. Participants have said that the group is like a long distance family. Study materials and strategy advice help narrow candidates' focus to maximize limited study time.

Cheryl's LARE posts are:  Simple Math and the LARE, "Minimum Competency" and the LARE, 5 Tips for Passing Section 4 of the LAREMeditation for LARE Anxiety, How Different is the 2017 LARE?and "LARE Mix and Match: Which Sections to Take, in What Order, introductory webinar on the LARE, available from 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. There and different advantages to live and online formats and both are effective. Workshops may be one or two days long.

Cheryl will teach a one-day LARE Prep workshop on Saturday, February 3, 2018 covering all four exam sections plus basics about the process for those just starting out. The workshop will be held at the WAAC (Washington-Alexandria Architectural Center), at 1001 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA. Tuition: $179 ASLA members; $199 non-ASLA attendees. To register, contact the Chapter's Eventbrite page. There is also a free panel discussion on Friday night, February 2nd, with Cheryl and others who have recently completed the LARE process.

Cheryl will lead a one-day LARE Prep workshop on Sunday, February 11, 2018 in Atlantic City at the New Jersey ASLA Annual Meeting. All four sections will be covered, and as always, time will be spent on the anatomy of a multiple response question. Annual Meeting registration is not required for workshop attendees.Tuition: $180. Register here.

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:
LAND8 Partnership

In 2017 Corson Learning partnered with Land8 to offer free blog posts on the exam and three live hour-long, interactive webinars each year. The first is, "How Different is the 2017 LARE?"
. The second is, "LARE Mix and Match: Which Sections to Take in What Order?"

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Cheryl has been in private practice since 2003. She is a Certified Playground Safety Inspector and Maryland Certified Minority Business Enterprise. Cheryl received her MLA from the Harvard GSD in 1994. 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.

Portrait: Kat Forder Photography.

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