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 recorded and live webinars. Since then, she's helped 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 webinars are affordable and convenient. Subscribers can watch recordings as often as they like for one year. Participants have said that the group becomes like a long distance family. The philosophy is to point candidates in the right direction, and help them narrow their focus to make the most of limited study time.NOTE: Cheryl will re-record all content in December/January to reflect updates to the exam effective April 2017.
Cheryl has written these LARE blog posts: Simple Math and the LARE, "Minimum Competency" and the LARE, 5 Tips for Passing Section 4 of the LARE, and Meditation for LARE Anxiety. Cheryl served on ASLA’s LARE Prep sub-committee from 2013 - 2015. While on the committee, she co-created an introductory webinar on the LARE, available from ASLA.
Corson Learning will soon include additional instructors and a peer advisory board. Former Corson Learning members who have passed the LARE are invited to write with their ideas. Special consideration is given to those who have failed a section at least once.
In addition to being a happily licensed landscape architect, Cheryl has been in private practice since 2003 (www.cherylcorson.com ). 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, and served on design juries at RISD, UVA, and other schools. Cheryl is former ASLA Continuing Education Manager and Communications Manager/webmaster for the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities. She writes a monthly garden column for DC’s Hill Rag.
A portion of Corson Learning proceeds are donated to LABASH, the annual student-led landscape architecture conference. Additional donations are also made to the University of Maryland ASLA student chapter to help them travel to LABASH.