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'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." rel="noopener" target="_blank">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 and some colleagues who have recently completed the LARE will lead a free panel discussion on Friday night, February 2nd, hosted by the ASLA Potomac Chapter at the Washington Architectural Center in Old Town, Alexandria, VA.

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. 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.

Portrait: Kat Forder Photography.

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