Our Story and Kaupapa
JTT is a community of doctors and medical students to empower and guide future colleagues.
Founded by Dr Justin Sung, NZ’s most experienced medical entry specialist, we holistically assist hundreds of students aiming for medical pathways every year.
We believe in making an impact by providing the most genuine support possible, standing against fear-mongering and primarily profit-driven competition. As certified educators and obsessors of efficiency, we deliver the highest quality of teaching in the simplest, most efficient way possible.
A Letter from Justin
Kia ora reader,
My name is Justin Sung. I graduated University of Auckland medical school in 2017 and have been assisting students into medicine since 2012.
I’d like to tell you a little about my journey and why JTT exists.
I had a stressful first-year university experience. It’s a story that’s become semi-famous within the medical school after telling it every year to my students, but it really is where JTT began.
After finishing high-school, I was blindly driven to enter medical school.
For the first nine days of university I studied from 8 AM until 12 AM every day. On day 10 I heard that one of my peers studied until 2 AM. From that day until November, I studied from 8 AM until 4 or 5 AM every day. I lived on just two or three hours of sleep until I crashed and caught up with six hours once a week.
Every weekend, every break, every holiday.
My first year was emotionally unstable, mentally broken and sleep-deprived. As my students will remember from this story, I used to dissolve intense mints in water and rub them on my eyelids to stay awake…
If this sounds unhealthy, I’m glad you have at least more sense than I did.
After I entered medical school, I realised that the workload is much higher than first-year. The unsustainable nature of my life was obviously apparent and I began what would become an obsessive quest for self-improvement and efficiency; one that continues to this day.
Since then, I’ve learned how the whole experience can be a lot easier. I began helping younger students navigate their year with less stress than I faced, and over time, I had helped a lot of them. Writing this now, my personal mission is to create a truly collaborative, supportive and non-toxic environment for those entering into and progressing through medical school. I’m passionate about helping others holistically and empowering students to help themselves.
I created JTT to be a student-centred service in every way: uncompromising quality of tutoring with a competitive, but highly supportive community.
I believe tutoring should empower students and that success is grounded on strong emotional, mental, and academic foundations. I value efficiency, transparency and reliability. I put my name on the brand because the guidance we provide is something I’m proud to deliver.
Please look around the site and ask me questions if you have any.
Whether you’re a JTT regular or not, as a future colleague of mine, advice is free 🙂
Stay efficient and best of luck!
About social enterprise
Social enterprise is about business for impact. Unlike a normal company which only thinks about their profit margin, JTT was created to produce social change, through a sustainable business model. This overcomes many of the challenges that traditional charity models face.