Cheryl Corson undertook the LARE in her 50's while running her own 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. The philosophy is to point candidates in the right direction, and help narrow their 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 LARE, Meditation for LARE Anxiety, and How Different is the 2017 LARE? She served on ASLA’s LARE Prep sub-committee from 2013 - 2015, and she co-created an introductory webinar on the LARE, available from ASLA. Corson Learning sponsors LABASH, the annual student-led landscape architecture conference.
In 2016 Cheryl taught a day-long LARE prep workshop for the ASLA Pennsylvania/Delaware chapter. In 2017, she taught day-long workshops for the ASLA Potomac and New Jersey chapters, and a two-day workshop in Puerto Rico. There and different advantages to live and online formats, and both are effective. Contact Cheryl if you'd like to host a live workshop in your area.
Cheryl describes four aspects of successfully mastering the LARE:
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?"
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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. Cheryl is former ASLA Continuing Education Manager. In 2017 she wrote the Sustainable Landscape Maintenance Manual for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, available online.
Cheryl's portrait: Kat Forder Photography.