Do you feel like sometimes you are the only one in class who doesn’t get it? Do you feel like you study hours on end, but find that you barely retain anything? Or, do you just want some advice on how to better manage your time? If so, then this is the place to be! Welcome to the Touro California Academic Support blog, Efficient Learning!

This is the place in which the TU Academic Support team offers study strategies, tips on time management, in-house published articles by Dr. Alban, student testimonials, and ways to help guide you to success through the next few years of graduate school. Whether you are a student of COM, COP or CEHS, we have something for everyone.

Please take some time to peruse around this one-stop shop. We encourage you to submit questions to our “Dear Dr. J” advice column in which we’ll pick some out weekly to answer, and to submit your student testimonials. As the student voices of Touro, we want to hear from you.

We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with us at to discuss your specific needs. As always, we welcome your suggestions and hope that you find this page useful.

 Jill Alban is the Director of Academic Support at Touro UniversiAlbanJillty California. She earned her Doctorate in Education and has been an educator for more than 30 years. She enjoys the challenge of helping students develop study strategies and improve their grades. On the weekend you can find her romping with her husband and Rose, her labradoodle, in Tilden Park or swimming laps at the Berkeley City Club. She is training to swim the Bosporus. Her dream is to swim from Europe to Asia. She can be reached at jill.alban@tu.edu

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”

— Pele

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  1. Jill T says:

    Hi Jill, this is the other Jill who was Matthew’s roommate on Hayes Street in San Francisco. You popped into my head today, so hi!


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