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 day-long LARE prep workshops for the ASLA Pennsylvania/Delaware chapter, the Potomac and New Jersey chapters, and a two-day workshop for the Colegio de Arquitectos y Arquitectos Paisajistas de Puerto Rico. There and different advantages to live and online formats and both are effective.

Cheryl will teach a LARE Prep workshop for the Maryland ASLA on November 12, 2017 and again for the New Jersey ASLA chapter on February 11, 2018 in Atlantic City.
Contact Cheryl  if you'd like to host a live 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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