Its seems that no matter what generation, it is very common for learners to overly concerned about doing the parallel park correctly on the road test.
All Class Driving School provides easy, step by step instruction to our students to make parallel parking a breeze.
Signal to other drivers of your intention, 5-6 car lengths before reaching the parked car you wish to park behind. Stop beside the vehicle (approx 2ft away) It doesn't make things any easier to get very close to the parked car. As a matter of fact it makes it more difficult. YOUR distance from the curb is what will determine how much angle needed to get your car to the curb.
As soon as you stop, put your car into reverse. this way if there are cars behind you, they will then know that you are about to do a parallel park. They will either drive by you or wait for you to complete your park. Do a 360 check before moving slowly back, efficiently turning the steering wheel all the way to the right. Allow the car to roll out to approx. a 45-degree angle (the angle will depend upon how far away from the curb your car was before beginning)
Now turn the wheel rapidly all the way to the left (keep the speed of the car slow) and continue backing into the spot. REMEMBER to check the front end of your car as it is passing the rear end of the car in front to be certain there is room to clear.
Stop when the car is parallel to the curb. Put the car in park, parking brake on and set the steering wheel in the appropriate position depending upon the circumstances. A perfect park would be 30cm from the curb.