Primarily a textile technologist by profession, Swaminathan started learning Mandarin after retirement from the Centre of Global Language, Bangalore University and is a Diploma holder. Since 2010, he has been actively involved in teaching spoken and written Chinese language. Till date he has tutored corporate Houses like: Intel, ExxonMobil, Simplilearn, SK Kirloskars etc. He has also been a visiting faculty in the Centre for Global Languages, The Bangalore University. Added to this he has taught PGP Students in “The Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore “as a semester course. He is well versed with a variety of Mandarin courses and has been training school students, corporate clients and other professionals for several years.