The cringe-worthy display in a residential street in Southend on Sea, Essex, was caught on CCTV by voluntary IT teacher Dean Leggett while he was watching TV last week.
Dad-of-two Dean captured the woman's attempts to navigate her silver Citroen C1 in the roomy space and said as he watched from his living room window he had the urge to knock on the window and 'park it for her'.
The driver sees the space and goes to pull in
She's still nowhere near the curb
Almost there - but not quite
Dean said: "I thought it was a boy racer the amount of revving that was going on.
"It was only when I looked out of the window did I realise she was really struggling to park – I'm surprised she didn't blow the car up with all the revving.
"I wanted to go out there, tap on her window and say 'get out, I will park it for you'."
The 51-year-old, who was watching TV as the parking palaver unfolded, went up to the window to see what all the revving was about.
He spent the following two minutes watching open-mouthed at the woman's desperate attempts to park, before she gave up and pulled into a bigger space further down the road.
She still hasn't quite got the hang of it
The driver gives up and finds another space
Dean said: "If she'd driven straight in and then reversed straight back that would have been it.
"As I watched her I was thinking 'how can you not get in that spot?' it was ridiculous.
"When she was reversing she kept going at the same [wrong] angle – I don't know what she was doing or thinking.
"At one point I thought she was going to just drive off and not bother.
"When she finally parked I felt actual relief that she'd managed it."